• Dear Families,
     
    As you know and have heard from our superintendent of schools, the Cheektowaga Central School District will "pivot to remote learning" beginning Monday, November 16 through Monday, November 30, 2020.
     
    All teachers, therapists and members of the student support (or PPS) teams will be working with your children during this time frame.  If you have a question or concern that needs to be addressed, please leave a message on one of the 2 Office of PPS lines and we will get back to you as soon as possible. In addition to the schools pivoting to remote learning, our offices will also be pivoting to working from home.
     
    Your needs and the needs of your children are of the utmost importance to us.  We are here to help if you need us.
     
    Sincerely,
     
    Gretchen A. Sukdolak, Director of PPS
    PPS/SST Office :  (716) 686 - 3643 or (716) 686 - 3644 - leave a message on either line.  We will be checking messages daily throughout the day and will return your call.

Office of Pupil Services and Special Education

  • Director

    Gretchen Sukdolak
    716-686-3644 or 716-686-3643

    Melanie Bodecker, Office Assistant
    716-686-3643

    Patricia Pozdyn, Office Assistant
    716-686-3644

    School Psychologists

    Jeanne Kornowicz, School Psychologist, Cheektowaga Middle School & Cheektowaga High School
    716-686-3632

    Katie Boutot, School Psychologist, Union East Elementary & Cheektowaga Middle School
    716-686-3654

    Alison Napier, School Psychologist, Union East Elementary School & UPK Program
    716-686-3676

    Speech 

    Teri Manna, Speech Language Pathologist, 686-3620
    Leah Campagna, Speech Languagae Pathologist, 686-3660
    Suzy Lelonek, Speech Language Pathologist, 686-3620
    Jennifer Schlesinger, Speech Language Pathologist, 686-3620

    Occupational Therapy

    Susan Wasner, Occupational Therapist, 686-3660 or 686-3620
    Occupational Therapist - TBD 2020-21 school year
    Ashley Bajer, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, 686-3620

    Physical Therapy

    Dr. Jocelyn Massaro, Physical Therapist, 686-3620
    Dr. Jacqlyn Hensley, Physical Therapist, 686-3620

    CSE & CPSE Chairpersons Serving the Students and Families of the CCSD

    Mrs. Gretchen Sukdolak, Director of PPS
    Mrs. Katie Boutot, Psychologist
    Ms. Erin Gannon, Special Education Teacher, Administrative Intern
    Ms. Jeanne Kornowicz, Psychologist
    Dr. Jocelyn Massaro, Physical Therapist
    Ms. Alison Napier, Psychologist
    Mr. Brian Pane, Special Education Teacher
    Mr. Ryan Rogers, Special Education Teacher


    Our Mission:

    The Cheektowaga Central School District is dedicated to providing a creative, flexible and appropriate model for the delivery of services to all students. This model offers a continuum of services and implements the NYS regulations based on the unique learning needs of each student.
     
     
    We believe:
    • Parents and educators should share responsibility for a student’s educational program.
    • All students can learn and succeed at different rates in a supportive environment.
    • The full continuum of services will be available based on the unique needs of each student.
    • Students are socially and academically responsible and accountable for their own actions.
    • Student-teacher ratio, as well as support services and positive role models should be considered when determining a student’s  ducational program.
    • Appropriate modifications should be made to accommodate a student’s unique learning needs in the least restrictive environment.