Tecchio, Director of Special Services
Palisades Avenue Garfield, New Jersey
Joan D'Amico, Asst. Supervisor to Child Study Team
The Garfield Public School Districtís Child Study Team and
Special Services Department is a team of professionals that are
dedicated to developing the academic, social and emotional potential of
all students as they become a part of a global society.
The Special Services Department includes special education teachers,
child study team members, speech/language specialists, related services
providers, and teacher assistants. Together we plan and provide
educational programs for students with disabilities in partnership with
regular education staff, administration and parents.
We believe that each child has the ability to learn when given the
opportunity in an evolving educational environment. It is our
responsibility, along with the regular education staff, to foster within
each child the belief in that value through discovering their talents,
developing their skills, and encouraging self-confidence and
independence. We believe that families are a valuable part of the
educational process and a vital part of the education process. Their
input and insights about their children help us to understand and plan
for the future of their childís education.