Welcome to the Northern Valley High School Special Education Department
Demarest and Old Tappan

Barbara Battaglia
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Courtney Moran, Psy.D.
Assistant Director
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Administrative Assistants:

Tina LoBue
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Diane Pesce
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150 Knickerbocker Road
Demarest, NJ  07627
(201) 768-2200

                The Child Study Team consists of a multi-disciplinary team of professionals who ensure and provide many of the services defined in Title 6A:14 of the Special Education Chapter of New Jersey Administrative Code.  The goal of this team is to make certain all students with disabilities have available to them a free, appropriate public education as that standard is set forth and falls under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  
                Each student referred for evaluation or found eligible for special education and/or related services is assigned a case manager who is a liaison between the school and the student's family.  The case manager also acts as the student's advocate.  Each student found eligible for special education and/or related services has an INDIVIDUAL EDUCATION PROGRAM (IEP), that is a written plan developed to explain the student's needs and serve as the guide for program implementation.

                Annually and as needed, the case manager meets with the IEP Team to develop or revise the student's IEP, and is responsible for monitoring the student's progress as it relates to the plan.  Each Child Study Team member also has additional responsibilities as outlined in the biographical information provided.