Louis D. Figueroa, Assistant Superintendent
Danielle Blalock, Supervisor of Student Services
Mrs. Celestine Woods, Secretary
The East Brunswick Public School System values the importance of mental health and social/emotional wellness. We have a comprehensive program that includes a Student Assistance Specialist in each elementary school and two at the secondary schools. Students who are having difficulty in school may be referred to the SAS by staff members, parents or through self-identification. Student Assistance Specialists provide individual and group counseling, class room lessons, program planning (see link above), serve as the Anti Bullying Specialist, co-facilitate I&RS committees, 504 committees, and Safety/Climate Teams.
Intervention and Referral Services
The I&RS committee is co-chaired by the principal and the student assistance specialist or school counselor. The committee includes the school nurse, the referring teacher, various specialists (i.e., child study team, reading, mathematics) and in grades 6-12 several teacher consultants and a school counselor. The varied and combined talents of the people on the committee are put to use in the development of strategies to help the students. The committee also may refer students to the child study team for review and possible evaluation. Students can be referred to the committee for academic, social, emotional, and behavioral concerns.
All of the SAS work with students at-risk in terms of substance abuse, depression, suicidal ideation or child abuse. SAS also serve as resource persons for staff members, parents and students in terms of outside agencies and resources available.
STUDENT ASSISTANCE and ANTI-BULLYING SPECIALISTS
School Name School Phone # extension Bowne-Munro Ivy Schwam
6815 ISCHWAM@ebnet.org Central Sara Enis
6618 SENIS@ebnet.org Chittick Laurie Eitel
6638 LEITEL@ebnet.org Frost Nancy Kaboski
6601 NKABOSKI@ebnet.org Irwin Tiffany Papp
6647 TPAPP@ebnet.org Lawrence Brook
6876 RWEITZENKORN@ebnet.org Memorial Ashley Rose
AROSE@ebnet.org Warnsdorfer Erinn Carroll
6632 ECARROLL@ebnet.org Hammarskjold Middle School Shannon Campbell
6879 SHANNON.CAMPBELL@ebnet.org Hammarskjold Middle School Ileana Knable 732-613-6890 6619 IKNABLE@ebnet.org Churchill Junior High Melissa Barna
0920 MBARNA@ebnet.org Churchill Junior High
0932 LYOUNG@ebnet.org East Brunswick High School David Ferraro
6972 DAVID.FERRARO@ebnet.org East Brunswick High School Peggy Haas
6959 MHAAS@ebnet.org East Brunswick High School Jenna Ruditsky 732-613-6900 6717 JRUDITSKY@ebnet.org