Welcome to Special Services
Pemberton Township Schools is committed to providing a continuum of services that offer students with disabilities the opportunity to actively participate in the learning environment with their peers. Special Education services are delivered to students in a variety of settings that include in-class support, resource centers, self-contained, and out of district programs. The level of services and support are determined by the IEP team and vary based on the individual student's educational needs.
Special Education Services are provided by 6 Child Study Teams, 12 Speech Therapists, and 9 Secretaries. Other services such as Occupational and Physical Therapies are provided through contractual agreement with private agencies. In addition, over 100 special education teachers and 70 instructional aides work with students with disabilities.
Through the dedication and support of numerous teachers, specialists, child study teams, and instructional aides, students with special needs are provided access to the general education curriculum while accommodating for individual needs.
Christine Hale, Director of Special Services
Christine Hale has been a member of the Pemberton Learning Community since 2000, when she was hired as a special education teacher. She taught at Busansky and Harker-Wylie schools before being named the supervisor of special education for secondary programs in 2015. In her role as assistant director of special services, she oversees the design, development and implementation of our comprehensive special education program for students with special needs, assuring an appropriate and equitable education for all identified students while reflecting on current best practices and promoting excellence.
She earned both her master's and bachelor's degrees from Georgian Court University.