Welcome to the Cumberland School Department’s Special Services Office

The Special Services office supports
students’ ages 3-21 who require specialized instruction.

The Special Services Office supports the work of Cumberland’s school nurse teachers, psychologists, social workers, general classroom teachers, special educators, paraprofessionals, speech/language pathologists, school counselors, physical therapist, occupational therapists, and Teachers of the Visually Impaired

Our office contacts:
Phone: 401-658-1600 x4
Fax: 401-658-1601

Alicia DeStefani
Director of Special Education
E-mail: alicia.destefani@cumberlandschools.org

Ms. Melani Santos
Administrative Assistant
E-mail:  melani.santos@cumberlandschools.org
Phone: 401-658-1600 x313

Ms. Barbara Brunelle
Statistical Data Clerk
E-mail:  barbara.brunelle@cumberlandschools.org
Phone: 401-658-1600 x314

Rachel Powell
Special Education Coordinator – Preschool
E-mail:  rachel.powell@cumberlandschools.org

Jennifer Goodwin
Special Education Coordinator – Ashton, BF Norton Elementary Schools & North Cumberland Middle Schools
E-mail:  jennifer.goodwin@cumberlandschools.org

Julie Alfano
Special Education Coordinator – Community, Garvin Elementary Schools & McCourt Middle School
E-mail:  julie.alfano@cumberlandschools.org

Karen Skerry
Special Education Coordinator – Cumberland Hill & Cumberland High School
E-mail: karen.skerry@cumberlandschools.org

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