Welcome! We hope that this site serves as an opportunity to share important information about the special education program in Darien. The Special Education Department in the Darien Public Schools adheres to the educational philosophy and mission of the district.
Schools exist for children.
The mission of the Darien Public Schools is to work cooperatively with families and the community to provide for its students a safe, supportive, respectful, and intellectually challenging learning environment that promotes personal excellence through active, collaborative, and creative thinking and that stimulates individual development of the skills and integrity necessary to become productive members of society.
Ms. Shirley K. Klein, Assistant Superintendent of Special Education and Student Services
Dr. Scott R. McCarthy, Program Director, K-12, Special Education and Student Services (SESS)
Ms. Shira Schwartz, Program Director, K-12, Special Education and Student Services (SESS)
Ms. Laura Straiton, Program Director of Early Childhood, SESS
Special Education Student Services (SESS) Facilitators
Jamie Granite, Hindley Elementary School, JGranite@darienps.org, 203.655.1323 x4286
Joanne Vorndran, Holmes Elementary School, JVorndran@darienps.org, 203.353.4371 x4485
Marie Moore, Ox Ridge Elementary School, MaMoore@darienps.org, 203.655.2579 x4691
Mary Scalise, Royle Elementary School, MScalise@darienps.org, 203.655.0044 x4885
Susan Atkinson, Tokeneke Elementary School, SAtkinson@darienps.org, 203.655.9666 x4145