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Special EducationSpecial Ed Director


From the Desk of the Director:

It is an honor and a privilege to serve as the director of special education in the Rocky Point Union Free School District.

Our department, which services the community’s children in various capacities from pre-K to age 21, works collaboratively with our stakeholders and educators to provide a meaningful and rewarding education to all students. In compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004) and the district’s goal of helping students meet or exceed high achievement standards in academic and non-academic skills, our schools adhere to the guidelines of providing a free appropriate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment (LRE) for students with special needs.

It is our goal to provide a safe, secure and supportive learning environment focused on student achievement and academic success to ensure that our students reach their educational and social goals and succeed in postsecondary life. The district provides students with specific programs and services with direct impacts on learning outcomes, specifically through differentiated instruction, support and interventions.

If you would like more information about the special education identification process and special education programs and services, please contact the school psychologist of the building that your child attends or the special education office.    
Recognizing the importance a strong home-to-school connection has on a child’s education, the special education department looks forward to working with parents throughout the school year. From attending the bimonthly director’s roundtable or the monthly Special Education Resource Committee meetings, I encourage all families to become involved.  
Best wishes for a happy, healthy and successful school year.

Andrea Moscatiello


Department Contact Information


Director of Special Education
Andrea Moscatiello
Director of Support Services
Kristen White
631-744-1600, ext. 7552
CSE/CPSE Administrator
Susan Randazzo
631-744-1600, ext. 7501

  Office Staff:
Mary Caccavale 631-744-1600, ext. 7532
Bettie Manger 631-744-1600, ext. 7105
Suzanne Arturo 631-744-1600, ext. 7536
Kari O’Connor 631-744-1600, ext. 7560
Carol Maier 631-744-1600, ext. 7508


Rocky Point Union Free School District provides special education services and programs to students with disabilities pursuant to applicable federal and state laws. Any parent or person in parental relation who suspects that his/her child has a disability may refer the child for an evaluation by the District’s Committee on Special Education (CSE) for eligibility for special education services and programs. More detailed information on this process is available in A Parent’s Guide to Special Education, which is published on the New York State Education Department’s website in English1 and Spanish2.

1 The English version is available at:

2 The Spanish version is available at:

Upcoming Events:

March 21st World Down Syndrome Day promoting by participating in Lots of Socks

March 25th is National CP Awareness Day and is promoted by wearing GREEN.
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a broad diagnostic term used to describe a problem with movement and posture, due to damage or abnormalities in the brain that makes certain activities difficult. It is the most common motor disorder and the second-most common disability found in children.

March 26th is Purple Day for Epilepsy and is promoted by wearing PURPLE.
Epilepsy is a seizure disorder. It is not a psychological disorder nor a disease and it is not contagious. The brain is made up of billions of nerve cells or neurons that communicate through electrical and chemical signals. When there is a sudden excessive electrical discharge that disrupts the normal activity of the nerve cells, a seizure may result.

Town of Brookhaven Disability Task Force

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