Special Education / Pupil Personnel


  The Special Education and Pupil Personnel Departments of the Ridgefield Public Schools provide a continuum of services to the students of the Ridgefield community.  Our staff serves students  preschool through age 21 as determined by the Planning and Placement Team.  Services may be provided by special education teachers, speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, school psychologists, guidance counselors, social workers and nurses.  The educational team, including general and special education administrators and staff, work collaboratively with families in meeting the needs of the students.  The provision of services is determined based on the laws, regulations and criteria set by the federal government, the Connecticut State Department of Education and the Connecticut Bureau of Special Education.

     We strive to educate all students in an environment that fosters a sense of belonging and community while providing engaging opportunities for learning.  We strongly believe in inclusive education that values and respects learning and social differences.  Our dedicated teachers and support staff are encouraged to use their knowledge and skills to create democratic learning communities where all children are enabled to reach high academic and social-emotional expectations.

Director of Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services:
Karen Berasi

Supervisor of Special Education, Elementary:
Kathy Murphy

Supervisor of Special Education, Secondary:
Dr. Patricia Brett

Chris Borrow                     203-894-5550 x22020
Rosa Kane                        203-894-5550 x22041
Geneth Mayernick             203-894-5550 x22027


CT Procedural Safeguards 

CT Parental Notification in use of Seclusion and Restraint  

Pre-PPT Process