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It is my pleasure to welcome you to the VISIONS Integrated Middle School Program located in the barrier-free Westbrook Middle School in Paramus. Our innovative program for students with multiple disabilities affords students in grades firth through eighth the opportunity to learn in an inclusive environment. Alongside their grade-level peers, students receive the intensive instructional adaptations, assistive technology, augmentative communication, and environmental supports they need to ensure academic success in a typical school setting. Our ultimate goal is for each student to work to his/her potential, while still feeling part of a school community.

Our curriculum is aligned to the grade-level New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards. Instruction is provided by a highly-trained and experienced staff, who works collaboratively with the general education faculty to ensure an optimum educational program for each and every student. In addition to academic subjects, students receive speech, occupational, and physical therapies, as dictated by the IEP. On-going assistive technology evaluations by our staff ensure that students are utilizing the latest technology in order to fully participate in group and individual instruction.

In the mainstream, students are included in academic classes and specials. They participate in every aspect of school life, including classes, lunch, assemblies, field trips, and special activities. Supports and modifications are available as needed so that each student experiences progress and success. In this unique partnership, the VISIONS Middle School as well as Westbrook Middle School staff are dedicated to providing an inclusive model that enhances the education of all. It is a privilege to be part of such a unique and exciting program.

Grisel Espinosa

Supervisor

 

Program Supervisor

Grisel Espinosa, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 201-343-6000 Ext. 6500

Program Case Manager & Social Worker 
Kellie Berkoff, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext. 6528 

Program Secretary
Dora Weber This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext. 6565

Teachers
Jaclyn Mele This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Teacher Assistants
Katie Gillis
Allison Brown

Occupational Therapist
Marilyn Giehl This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Speech Therapist
Kerry Lascari

Susan Lesh

 

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