• Director of Student Services

    Kristin Szawan
    Email: szawan@cranfordschools.org

    Secretary – Jane Whitelock
    Phone 908-709-6217 Fax 908-931-1864

    Special Education K-12 Supervisor

    Dr. Heather Austin
    Email: austin@cranfordschools.org

    Secretary – Jane Whitelock
    Phone 908-709-6217 Fax 908-931-1864


    Special Education

    The Special Education department continues to expand its services to meet the needs of our students.  Classes with mainstreamed students are enhanced by the addition of in-class support provided by Special Education teachers teamed with regular education teachers.

    The Special Education Program is designed to serve students with disabilities and provides a continuum of programs and services in the least restrictive environment as recommended in each student’s Individual Education Program.

    Schedules for these students are developed to meet individual student needs, as prescribed in their Individual Education Program (IEP).  Students with disabilities may be served using an in-class support model for instruction.  These students are provided the assistance of an in-class support special education teacher, in cooperation with the general education teacher, in a specific course of study offered to all students.  Students with disabilities may also receive services in other appropriate programs and settings within the district.

    The special needs student and parents work with the case manager and guidance counselor to develop the appropriate schedule of classes to meet the individual needs.