• Mrs. Jeanine Whitman- Coordinator of Special Services
    973-226-0505 ext. 229

    Dear Parents,

    It is with great pleasure that I take this opportunity to introduce myself as the newly appointed Essex Fells LDT-C/Child Study Team Coordinator for the 2016-2017 school year. I currently hold a MA in Educational Leadership, Management, and Policy from Seton Hall University and am certified in the Wilson Reading Program. My career in education spans 14 years, the last nine of which have been here at Essex Fells School as a special education teacher. This experience has enhanced my knowledge of the team teaching model and has also given me invaluable insight on effective implementation of IEP’s in the classroom. During my tenure at Essex Fells School, I have served on many committees both in and out of the classroom, further strengthening my roots in the community. For the past five years, I have held the position of 504/I&RS Coordinator and Lead Teacher, while at the same time continuing to fulfill my teaching responsibilities.

    In Essex Fells, The Child Study Team dedicates itself to the academic, social, and emotional growth of all the children. This team meets once a month and discusses approximately one third of the EFS population. These meetings are instrumental in ensuring the children are receiving all of the possible services that the school has to offer in order to achieve these gains.

    Since my appointment, I have been working diligently not only reviewing your child’s IEP, but examining all pertinent information as well. This has allowed me to acquire the knowledge to meet your child’s individual needs. I am truly excited to have the opportunity to work more closely with your child throughout the school year. In addition, I look forward to meeting with you and fostering a collaborative relationship. In order to facilitate a smooth transition, it is my goal to speak or meet with you at your earliest convenience.

    Please note, I will be contacting you within the next few weeks, but if you have any questions or concerns prior to this, please feel free to contact me at 973.226.0505 ext. 229, or email me at jwhitman@efsk-6.org.


    Warm Regards,

    Jeanine Whitman

    LDT-C/Child Study Team Coordinator