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Index of Experts and School System Employees

These are extracted from the Bureau of Special Education Appeals decisions as people who testified in one of the hearings. They are sorted in to categories but otherwise in no particular order. These Wiki tables may be hard to edit so if you want to make a change and don't know how, just leave a comment on the Discussion tab and I will make the change for you. Gregorio 19:34, 5 August 2010 (UTC)

There may be copy and paste errors or mistakes in the links or other information so double check the data before using it.

This page is linked from the main BSEA Decision page BSEA:Decisions

Each specialty has a section. Some people may be listed under more than one specialty.

Parent's Lawyers or Advocates

Title Name Case Link Comments
Parent’s/Student’s Advocate Shelly Greene Lexington http://www.yellowpagesforkids.com/help/ma.htm Also advocated in BSEA Boston case: [1]
Parent Advocate (and Physics pedagogy expert/teacher?) Robert Dufresne Anonymous Reading Case http://www.bedu.com/Publications/UMASS.html ?
Student’s Guardian at Litem Garrett McManus, Esq. Salem
Attorney for the Parent Benjamin Barnes Greenfield
Attorney for Parents and Student Lillian Wong Randolph

Reading and Writing Specialists

Title Name Case Link Comments
Reading specialist Michelle Dufresne Anonymous Reading Case http://www.heinemann.com/authors/3925.aspx ?
Private Writing Tutor Kristen Mallett Bator Lexington http://www.landmarkoutreach.org/documents/Word-FindingDifficulties_001.pdf

Psychologists and Psychiatrists

Title Name Case Link Comments
Clinical Psychologist, Cambridge Health Alliance Dr. Anjana Rajan Lexington
Therapist Grant Bialek Greenfield
Therapist Michael Bird Greenfield
Clinical Instructor in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School Michael Dodd Randolph http://hms.harvard.edu/WhitePagesPublic.asp?task=showperson&id=E1Q0YGVFODQ=&a=hms&r=2&kw= This appears to be a super valuable expert on behavioral plans!

Behavioral Specialists

Title Name Case Link Comments
Clinical Instructor in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School Michael Dodd Randolph http://hms.harvard.edu/WhitePagesPublic.asp?task=showperson&id=E1Q0YGVFODQ=&a=hms&r=2&kw= This appears to be a super valuable expert on behavioral plans! He was the schools expert but he was honest enough to support the parents and child.

Private School Employees

Title Name Case Link Comments
School Social Worker- Poet Seat School Hillary Cronin Greenfield
Teacher – Poet Seat Brian Winslow Greenfield
Teacher – Poet Seat Clara McCoy Greenfield

School System Employees, Attorneys and "Experts"

Title Name Case Link Comments
Attorney Regina W. Tate Anonymous Reading Case http://www.mhtl.com/rtate/ Appears to be an attorney only for school systems. Also appears other cases (not full list):

Blackstone-Millville RSD
Groton-Dunstable R.S.D.
Leominster Public Schools

Out of District Coordinator, Lexington Public Schools Barbara Fortier Lexington
Director of Student Services, Lexington Public Schools Linda S. Chase Lexington
Attorney for School Colby Brunt Lexington and

Salem

Stoneman, Chandler and Miller
Director of Pupil Personnel, Salem Public Schools Karen Malio Salem
Assistant Director of Pupil Personnel, Salem Public Schools Gina Gavegnano Salem
Bowditch School Principal, Salem Public Schools Ana Hanton Salem
Adjustment Counselor, Bowditch School, Salem Public Schools Donna Gfroerer Salem
Paraprofessional, Bowditch School, Salem Public Schools Natalie Clara Dudar Salem
Psychiatrist, Consultant to the Lexington Public Schools Dr. Jeff Bostic Lexington
Bedford Public Schools/Private Math and Physics Tutor Lisa Rainen Lexington
Vocational Coordinator, Merrimack Special Education Collaborative Karen Rowe Lexington Hired by the school to do evaluation
Merrimack Special Education Collaborative Brad Brooks Lexington
Paraprofessional (aide), Randolph Public Schools Judith Smith Randolph
Alternative Educator – Greenfield Public Schools Elaine Mount Greenfield
Special Education Coordinator – Greenfield Public Schools Christie Fontaine Greenfield
Director of Student Services – Greenfield Public Schools Kathleen Titus Greenfield
Attorney for the School Peter Smith Greenfield
School Psychologist – Greenfield Public Schools Scott Rice Greenfield
School Adjustment Counselor, Randolph Public Schools Stephen Babbitt Randolph
Special Education Teacher, Randolph Public Schools Susan Eliot Randolph
Special Education Coordinator, Randolph Public Schools Laurie Smith-Michaels Randolph
Special Education Coordinator, Randolph Public Schools Ann Knapp Randolph
Principal, Donovan Elementary School, RPS Beth Gannon Randolph
Director of Student Services, Randolph Public Schools Karen Clasby Randolph
Attorney for Randolph Public Schools Mary Joann Reedy Randolph



This project and information is not affiliated with the Mass DESE. It is an independent effort by private citizens intended to help the people of Massachusetts learn more about the Special Education in our state.

Much of this information is extracted from BSEA Searchable List of Rulings

Additional comments and information from public sources has also been included. The contents and links may have been edited as well. No representation is made as to the accuracy or validity of this information. This page is only intended to help people more easily keep in touch with the work of the Bureau of Special Education Appeals

Please add your comments on the discussion page and add to or update any other pages. Make sure to preface the names of any new pages with "BSEA:"

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