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Special Services

  130 Valley Road, Ringwood, NJ 0745
   Phone: 973-962-7063 ext.32
   Fax: 973-962-0362

The Ringwood Special Services is a student-centered department that investigates student needs and utilizes evidenced based decisions to employ best practices, while collaborating with and supporting all stakeholders including students, families, and staff.

Mr.Steven Fiedeldey- Director of Special Services (973) 962-7063 ext.32

I am fortunate to have been employed by the Ringwood Public Schools since 2009 and am proud to call Ringwood my professional home. I previously enjoyed serving as case manager / school psychologist in all grade levels across all four schools. I have a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Dickinson College, a Masters of Arts in Educational Psychology, and a Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership, as well as, a

School Psychologist Certification, all from Montclair State University. I have also served as adjunct professor at Montclair State University at both the undergraduate and graduate level since 2007. I am committed to see that every child has the opportunity and encouragement to reach his/her full potential. It is a blessing to be able to work in a district with amazing students, a dedicated staff, and supportive families.

Ms. Carol Longo- Secretary (973) 962-7063 ext. 32

I have worked in the Ringwood School District for the past nine years in both the Special Services Department and the Board of Education office. Prior to working for the Ringwood School District, I was an Administrative Assistant in corporations such as ThomasNet.com, Computer Associates, Kingston Technology, Newell Rubbermaid and American Cyanamid. I attended Passaic County Community College and Coastline Community College. In the community, I am a volunteer with organizations through my church and the Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey. I am proud to support the students of the Ringwood School District.

Case Manager by School:

Robert Erskine Elementary School

Ms. Cassandra Hart– School Psychologist 

Ryerson Telephone (973) 962-7063 ext. 39 - Erskine Telephone (973) 962-7026 ext. 1103

Peter Cooper Elementary School

Ms. Sarah Goldberg- Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant

Ryerson Telephone (973) 962-7063 ext. 38 - Cooper Telephone (862) 271-2209

E.G. Hewitt Intermediate School

Ms. Carlyn Walsh- Social Worker 

Ryerson Telephone (973) 962-7063 ext. 32 - Hewitt Telephone (973) 962-7015 ext. 29

I am a licensed School Social Worker with over 20 years of experience in the pre-school, elementary, intermediate, middle school, and out-of-district academic settings. In addition, I have served the community of Ringwood for more than 10 years as Child Study Team Coordinator coupled with years of experience as an Anti-Bullying Specialist, holding both my MSW and LSW. In the community, I am a member of the Board of Directors at the Center for Family Resources/Head Start for the past two years. I am highly qualified and skilled at developing individual education plans, identifying at risk students, social assessment, parent-teacher consultation, and counseling. I bring a clinical and education perspective to my work with children,

adolescents, and families having obtained my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master’s Degree in Social Work from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Significant prior training and experience in private practice, mental health clinics, hospital, group home, and court room settings round out my expertise in planning for and facilitating the personal, social, and academic growth of your children. I am truly passionate about and committed to my Child Study Team work, and take great pride in serving as a support/advocate for your child and family within the Department of Special Services, and the Ringwood Public Schools. I welcome your partnership as together we will develop your child’s education!

M.J. Ryerson Middle School

Ms. Julie Mahan- Social Worker - Ryerson Telephone (973) 962-7063 ext. 36

Mr. Daniel Cherry- School Psychologist - Ryerson Telephone (973) 962-7063 ext. 37

District Staff:

Ms. Laurie Holman- Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant / Behaviorist

On Maternity Leave:

Mrs. Krystina McHugh- Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant

I have had the pleasure of working in the Ringwood School district since 2008. I have had the opportunity to teach in all four schools. My experience began teaching first grade at Peter Cooper. Throughout the years I have taught first and third grade at both elementary schools, as well as the enrichment program. My experience then stretched to teach fifth grade at Hewitt School for several years. I hold a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Psychology and a K-5 Elementary Teaching Certificate. While teaching in Ringwood, I went back to complete my Master’s Degree in Education, concentrating on Students with Learning Disabilities where I obtained my Learning Disabled Teachers Consultant Endorsement. I now have the privilege of currently working as the Learning Disabled Teacher Consultant for the Ringwood Public School District.