Student Services

Phone Number
Kathleen Desmarais
Director of Student Services
Paula Czyrklis
Elementary Special Education Coordinator
Marie Mele
Secondary Special Education Coordinator
Catherine Rossi
Out of District Team Chair
Barbara Stewart
Administrative Assistant
Nicholas Pappas
Administrative Assistant
Jennifer Young
Administrative Assistant
Sara York
WHS Evaluation Team Chair
Penelope Giannakopoulos
WMS Evaluation Team Chair
Michelle Fallon
Hosmer Evaluation Team Chair
Greg Roberts
Lowell Evaluation Team Chair
Lindsey Knight
Cunniff Evaluation Team Chair
Allison Brown
Early Steps Preschool Evaluation Team Chair

Latest Announcements:

Look for this training to take place in Fall, 2018

Turning 3- Training for Families of Children with Disabilities:

All that parents and guardians need to know about transitioning from Early Intervention to preschool, from referral through the evaluation process and the initial team meeting.

More details to come!


Watertown Secondary Transition Services has a new website. Please click the link below to learn more.

New WSTS website


Please click the link below to learn more about SEPAC our Watertown Special Education Advisory Council.

Click here for SEPAC information

Recommended Articles

  • Preparing Students to Succeed
  • Transition Assessment Overview and Best Practices
  • A Family Guide to Transition Services in Massachusetts
  • The 411 on Disability Disclosure

Included in Student Services are these departments:

  • Special Education
  • Nursing
  • Guidance
  • Behavioral Health
  • Speech & Language

Past Announcements:

2018 Extended School Year Dates Set! 2/13/2018

As families are planning summer vacations and scheduling camp and other experiences for their children this summer, the Student Services Department is also actively planning for Extended School Year (ESY) for students whose

disabilities place them at risk for substantial regression. We are pleased to provide this summer's ESY dates to assist with planning. Programs will run for six weeks, from Monday, July 9 - Thursday, August 16, 2018. Programming will mirror the structure and schedule from 2017. Registration forms and more detailed information will be mailed home to parents/guardians of children requiring ESY, during the April vacation. Please contact your child's Liaison, Evaluation Team Chairperson, or the Special Education Office with any questions. We are looking forward to another successful Extended School Year experience!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Mastering Mediation with Myrto Flessas, Mediator,

Bureau of Special Education Appeals,

Division of Administrative Law Appeals