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Special Education


Katie Swanson
Director of Special Education

Karen Harvey-Stearns
Executive Secretary
CPSE Secretary

Alisha Bulger
Sr. Keyboard Specialist

Stephanie Eddy
Sr. Keyboard Specialist


As a department, we provide a wide range of services that allow students meaningful access to the general curriculum. We collaborate with caregivers, families, community partners, teachers, social workers, school psychologists, and educational leaders to offer specially designed instruction, and free and appropriate education to children based on their individual needs. 

To learn more about special education services, please contact us at 607-758-4100.


District CSE Team

Gwen Barbato                    Max Benz
CPSE/CSE Chair                 Psychologist

Angelia Eggleston             Judie Knapp
CPSE/CSE Chair                 Psychologist

                                             Brandon Prosser



Parent Resources 

Parents Guide to Special Education Early Childhood Direction Center (ECDC) New York State Education Department
Special Education Publications for Parents
Procedural Safeguards Notice Preschool Parent
504 Accommodations Office of Civil Rights Consent to Release Confidential Information One Time Consent for Medicaid Claiming  Access to Independence Community Resource Guide Testing Accommodations Guidance Document

Staff Resources 

Forms Special Education Procedures Guide Preschool Forms
& Procedures
Testing Accommodations Guidance Document  



Mr. Robert J. Edwards, Superintendent

1 Valley View Drive
Cortland, NY 13045

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