Pupil Personnel Services

Pupil Personnel Services in the Tuckahoe Union Free School District encompass a wide variety of services, from special education to homelessness to English as a New Language (ENL) services. Please select your area of interest to continue.



- October 11-13

Student Support Team Meetings

- 10/17 7:30 PM @ THS

- 11/27 7:30 PM @ Cottle

Welcome back! I cannot believe how quickly the summer has passed and I am so excited to be joining Tuckahoe as the new Director of Special Education. For the past two months I have been given a crash course on Tuckahoe, but none of that will take the place of having students in the classrooms and seeing our schools come alive with teaching and learning. I have heard how wonderful the district is, and cannot wait to observe it for myself.

Throughout the summer, I have had the opportunity to meet a number of parents, and your welcome could not be any kinder. As the year kicks off, I look forward to meeting many more of you. Please reach out to my office (914 337-6600 x1226) to make an appointment so that we can have a dedicated time to speak. I will also be meeting with the PTA Executive Board and their Student Support Committee.

As a special education department, we welcome four new staff members in addition to myself. Jonathan Kuber and Kristyn Boyle will be joining us at Tuckahoe High School, while Laura Jacobs and Lori Ninzatti will be joining our team at Cottle. I have had the opportunity to work with all four of these staff members this summer and cannot speak highly enough about their knowledge and work ethic. Please welcome them to the Tuckahoe family.

I am looking forward to a wonderful year of learning for both your children and myself.


Joseph Spatola

Director of Special Education

Important Notices

Procedural Safeguards Notice:  NYSED Procedural Safeguards Notice July 2017 004.pdf 

Special Education Two Year Plan:   Special Education Two Year Plan 2018-2020

Other Services

Response to Intervention (RtI)

NEW: William E. Cottle RTI Parent Pamphlet  WEC-RTI-Tri-Fold-1-8-2018.pdf 

NYS Parent's Guide to RtI:  rti-pamphlet.pdf