A Message from the Executive Director, Diane Massa
Our mission is to “provide educational opportunities in a caring and dignified environment, recognizing each student’s diverse needs. Our belief is that all students have the ability to learn, and that innovation, creativity and proven practices can provide a path to success for every learner.” To accomplish this mission, PCES employs teachers, paraprofessionals, therapists, occupational and physical therapists, social workers, school psychologists, educational diagnosticians, administrators and clerical staff, and an additional array of individuals who contribute their knowledge and expertise to the provision of a free, appropriate education to our students. We respect the unique insights and values that parents bring to the decision making process and strive to create and maintain partnerships with our families that will benefit the children we serve.
The vast majority of services provided to students with disabilities in our member districts occurs within the student’s home school and home district. However, a comprehensive continuum of programs also includes various intensive service sites throughout
At PCES, being a source of information is an essential role that we can carry out for our stakeholders. Whether we are addressing the questions of parents new to their child’s eligibility, a school staff member in need of collaboration, a sister agency or school hoping to network, a community member seeking resources, or a myriad of other stakeholders with other important needs, we know that we have useful and positive information to share. We hope that our website supplies you with the information you require and also serves as a link to a variety of other key resources.
Please feel free to communicate with members of our PCES team by using the information supplied on our homepage.