• Welcome to Special Education & Pupil Services

    Frontier Central is committed to providing its students with an outstanding education. In order to meet the educational needs of all students, the District provides a variety of programs and services to support the educational process.

    Among the support services available to students are Educational/Psychological Testing, Physical and Occupational Therapy, Speech Language Services, Academic Intervention Services, English as a Second Language Services, Alternative Education, and Social Work Services.

    Frontier Central offers a full continuum of services for students with disabilities in the most inclusive environment possible. Integrated co-teaching in the general education classroom, resource room, and consultant teacher services and self-contained classes are among the special education services offered. Students with disabilities may begin receiving services from age three and may continue until the age of 21.


Department Contacts

Department Contacts
  • Cloverbank - 926-1760
    Social Worker - Danielle McDonald, Ext. 6451
    Psychologist - Andrea Wereski, Ext. 6451
    Counselor - Melissa Woods, Ext. 6139
    Blasdell - 926-1750
    Social Worker - Rachel Kraatz, Ext. 5451
    Psychologist - Kristen Rensel, Ext. 5450
    Counselor - Rebecca McGovern, Ext. 5133
    Pinehurst - 926-1770
    Social Worker - Patti Durni, Ext. 7451
    Psychologist - Kathleen McDonald, Ext. 7450
    Counselor - Amy Pecoraro, Ext. 7153
    Big Tree - 926-1740
    Social Worker - Andrea Frys, Ext. 4451
    Psychologist - Christie Makowski, Ext 4450
    Counselor - Caroline Franz, Ext. 4146

Contact Us

  • 5120 Orchard Avenue
    Hamburg, NY 14075
    Phone: (716) 926-1713
    Fax: (716) 926- 1753

  • Colleen Schaefer, Director of Pupil Services and Special Education
    Contact: (716) 926-1713


    Allison Otwell, Assistant Director of Pupil Services and Special Education
    Contact: (716) 926-1713


    Contacts for Foster Children Services
    Colleen Duggan, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction
    (716) 926-1795
    Colleen Schaefer, Director of Pupil Services and Special Education
    (716) 926-1713