Together We Can
October 31, 2022
The District's November professional development day is right around the corner. The SESS Department has a variety of trainings, including executive functioning through Program for Inclusion and Neurodiversity Education (PINE), literacy and math curriculum, IEP goals writing, and Physical Management Training (PMT) to list a few. We are excited to be able to offer such an array of opportunities for our staff.
I want to thank everyone for their patience as the District transitions to the new CT SEDS system for IEP's and 504's. A special shoutout and acknowledgment to all of the District staff who are working hard to navigate the new system. Thank you!
Stacey Heiligenthaler, Ph.D.
Chief Officer of Special Education and Student Supports
Meet Our Staff
Dr. Alina Agiurgioaei Boie
Dr. Alina is a bilingual school psychologist working on the Behavior Support Team. For the past nine years, Dr. Alina has been supporting schools with the implementation of Social Emotional Learning initiatives (i.e. District Norms Events, Mindfulness, Bullying Prevention, etc.) and the development of student behavior intervention plans. Dr. Alina has conducted numerous parent and teacher workshops on issues related to mental health, parenting, resilience, and stress management.
Dr. Fabian Agiurgioaei Boie
Dr. Fabian is a school psychologist and BCBA and a member of the Behavior Support Team. He has been working at GPS for nine years in several capacities. Dr. Fabian consults and assists school teams with implementing behavior plans for students, he also provides training and coaching around implementing PBIS and SEL programs and regularly delivers mental-health themed workshops and webinars for parents across the district.
Lisa is a certified Special Education teacher and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She worked as a special education teacher for 11 years before moving into the role of a Special Education coach and member of the Behavior Support Team for the last six years. She provides Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) support to school teams ranging from elementary to secondary age students, with significant needs, for a range of disabilities.
Shantal is a special education teacher and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She has worked for the Greenwich Public Schools for 13 years, four years as a special education teacher at Hamilton Avenue School and eight years as a Behavior Coach. Currently, she provides Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) support to school teams ranging from preschool to secondary for students with significant needs across various disabilities.
Deborah is a special education teacher and Board-Certified Behavior Analyst who is in her second year at Greenwich Pubic Schools. She has been working in special education and behavior analysis serving in both New York and Connecticut for the last 30 years. Currently, she provides support to students using the principals of applied behavior analysis through consultation to school teams, staff, and parents for students from elementary through transition age across the district.
What We Are Seeing 👀 Around the Schools
Halloween Parade at Glenville School
The Glenville Halloween parade was a huge success! The students were so excited to show off their costumes and kick off Halloween celebrations!
Workshops and Resources
Final Session for the Fall 2022 Listening Community
The final fall session of Listening Community will be Wednesday, November 2 at Greenwich Town Hall from 10:00-11:00 AM. A virtual link is available for the AM session and at Julian Curtis school from 1:30- 2:30 PM.
For detailed information, please click on the link below:
CT SEDS for IEP and 504's
IEP and 504 documents now have a different look. The new CT-SEDS system is now being used for all IEPs and 504s. The SESS Department has put together resources to families as we work in the new system. Please pay special attention to the Parent Portal as it is a new way IEP and 504 documents can be viewed and signed.