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NYS Special Education Quality Assurance (SEQA) Program

Resource Author/Owner/Service Provider

NYS Department of Education (SED)

Description

Regional associates at the Quality Assurance office located in your region will answer questions about special education. Within each office, Regional Associates, who are employees of the State Education Department, are assigned to specific school districts and special education programs. The Regional Associate oversees preschool and school-age special education services, and serve as a resource to parents, school district personnel and private providers. Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct Quality Assurance Reviews of public and private special education programs. The purpose of the review is to determine compliance with federal and State special education laws and regulations. Areas of strength and weakness in regard to effective evaluation and instructional practices are identified as part of the review process. The goal of the review is to make programs more effective and to positively affect student results.
  • Provide technical assistance to parents, school district personnel, and special education programs.
  • Provide general information regarding services for students with disabilities to parents, school district personnel, private providers, and other stakeholders.
  • Oversee certain grant applications for the expenditure of federal IDEA  funds.
  • Investigate complaints alleging a public or private special education program's noncompliance with federal or state law or regulation pertaining to the education of students with disabilities.

Additional Information

You may email quality assurance regional offices to address specific questions related to your school district or child.

Contact Information/Service Locations

Central Regional Office

NYS Education Department P-12: Office of Special Education Special Education Quality Assurance (SEQA) Hughes State Office Building

333. E. Washington St., Suite 210
Syracuse, NY 13202

Get Directions

Web:

http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/quality/secentm.htm

Contacts:

Suzanne Jackson, Regional Supervisor
(315) 428-4556

Irene Buchan, Regional Associate
(315) 428-4556

Erica Gregory, Regional Associate
(315) 428-4556

Karen Howard, Regional Associate
(315) 428-4556

Ann McNamara, Regional Associate
(315) 428-4556

Tara Simko, Regional Associate
(315) 428-4556

Tina Tanner, Regional Associate
(315) 428-4556

Karen Volpi, Regional Associate
(315) 428-4556

Phone:

(315) 428-4556, Main Line

(315) 428-4555, Fax

County(ies) Served:

Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, Seneca, Tioga, Tompkins

Eastern Regional Office

209 West Main Street
Suite 3
Malone, NY 12953-9501

Get Directions

Web:

http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/quality/seeastm.htm

Contacts:

Jackie Bumbalo, Coordinator, Upstate SEQA
(315) 428-4563

Diane Avery, Regional Supervisor
(518) 486-6366

Michelle Snell, Regional Associate
(518) 483-3530

Jill Cheney-Bovee, Regional Associate
(518) 486-6366

Sue Eckert, Regional Associate
(518) 486-6366

Sharon Hull, Regional Associate
(518) 486-6366

Rusty Kindlon, Regional Associate
(518) 486-6366

Tina Minehan, Regional Associate
(518) 486-6366

Deborah Rous, Regional Associate
(518) 486-6366

Janet Wolfe, Regional Associate
(518) 486-6366

Phone:

(518) 483-3530, Main Line

(518) 483-3552, Fax

County(ies) Served:

Albany, Chenango, Clinton, Columbia, Delaware, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Lewis, Madison, Montgomery, Otsego, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, St. Lawrence, Warren, Washington

Hudson Valley Regional Office

NYS Education Department Office of Special Education Special Education Quality Assurance (SEQA)

1 Park Place, 3rd Floor
Peekskill, NY 10566

Get Directions

Web:

http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/quality/sehudm.htm

Contacts:

Sean Dwyer, Regional Supervisor
(518) 473-1185

Jackie Bumbalo, Coordinator, Upstate SEQA
(315) 428-4563

Nancy Oskow-Schoenbrod, Regional Associate
(914) 940-2900

Pam Christian, Regional Associate
(518) 473-1185

Cathy St. Clair, Regional Associate
(518) 473-1185

Dodie Davidson, Regional Associate
(518) 473-1185

Edith (Josie) Gilligan, Regional Associate
(914) 940-2900

Joanne Lanuto, Regional Associate
(518) 473-1185

Phone:

(914) 940-2900, Main Line

(914) 402-2180, Fax

County(ies) Served:

Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester

Incident Management Unit

NYS Education Department P-12: Office of Special Education Special Education Quality Assurance (SEQA)

89 Washington Avenue, Room 309 EB
Albany, NY 12234

Get Directions

Web:

http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/quality/IMU.htm

Contacts:

Jackie Bumbalo, Coordinator, Upstate SEQA
(315) 428-4563

Jacqueline Harnett, Supervisor
(518) 473-1185

Emilie McHale, Investigator
(518) 473-1185

Diane Wagner, Investigator
(518) 473-1185

Phone:

(518) 473-1185, Main Line

Fax: (518) 474-6963, Fax

County(ies) Served:

New York State

Long Island Regional Office

NYS Education Department P-12: Office of Special Education Special Education Quality Assurance (SEQA)

Perry B. Duryea, Jr. State Office Building Room 2A-5 250 Veterans Memorail Highway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Get Directions

Web:

http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/quality/selim.htm

Contacts:

Jackie Bumbalo, Coordinator, Upstate SEQA
(315) 428-4563

Eileen Taylor, Regional Supervisor
(631) 952-3352

Sheryl Aiken-Sewer, Regional Associate
(631) 952-3352

Kerri Branca, Regional associate
(631) 952-3352

Kevin Clark, Regional Associate
(631) 952-3352

Valerie Kelly, Regional Associate
(631) 952-3352

Kathleen Kenney, Regional Associate
(631) 952-3352

Shushma Mukherjee, Regional Associate
(631) 952-3352

Julia Nagle, Regional Associate
(631) 952-3352

Karen Nelsen, Regional Associate
(631) 952-3352

Grace Pecora, Regional Associate
(631) 952-3352

Michael Schmidt, Regional Associate
(631) 952-3352

Phone:

(631) 952-3352, Main Line

(631) 952-3834, Fax

County(ies) Served:

Nassau, Suffolk

New York City Regional Office

NYS Education Department P-12: Office of Special Education Special Education Quality Assurance (SEQA)

55 Hanson Place, Room 545
Brooklyn, NY 11217-1580

Get Directions

Web:

http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/quality/senycm.htm

Contacts:

Belinda Johnson, NYC Regional Coordinator
(718) 722-4544

Kathy Cummings, Regional Supervisor
(718) 722-4544

Nayana Bhattacharjee, Regional Supervisor
(718) 722-4544

Susan Bandini, Regional Associate
(718) 722-4544

Nanet Barone, Regional Associate
(718) 722-4544

Deborah Beal, Regional Associate
(718) 722-4544

Feliz Collado, Regional Associate
(718) 722-4544

Maria Dzubak, Regional Associate
(718) 722-4544

Vivian Falto, Regional Associate
(718) 722-4544

Linda Goodman, Regional Associate
(718) 722-4544

Eric Haubenstock, Regional Associate
(718) 722-4544

Samuel Herman, Regional Associate
(718) 722-4544

Malvice Jefferson, Regional Associate
(718) 722-4544

Myra Leffel, Regional Associate
(718) 722-4544

Stuart Linder, Regional Associate
(718) 722-4544

Laura Piascik, Regional Associate
(718) 722-4544

Kim Pyant, Regional Associate
(718) 722-4544

Grace Talbot, Regional Associate
(718) 722-4544

Thomas Walsh, Regional Associate
(718) 722-4544

Phone:

(718) 722-4544, Main Line

(718) 722-2032, Fax

County(ies) Served:

Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, Richmond

Nondistrict Unit: Albany Location

NYS Education Department P-12: Office of Special Education Special Education Quality Assurance (SEQA)

89 Washington Avenue, Room 309 EB
Albany, NY 12234

Get Directions

Web:

http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/quality/ndu.htm

Contacts:

Jackie Bumbalo, Coordinator, Upstate SEQA
(315) 428-4563

Eileen Borden, Supervisor
(518) 473-1185

Teresa Coleman-Hayner, Regional Associate
(518) 473-1185

Ann Eastman, Regional Associate
(518) 473-1185

Jay Kallner, Regional Associate
(518) 473-1185

Carla Nolan, Regional Associate
(518) 473-1185

Margaret Schepp, Regional Associate
(518) 473-1185

Linda Sidoti, Regional Associate
(518) 473-1185

Phone:

(518) 473-1185, Main Line

(518) 473-5769, Fax

County(ies) Served:

Albany

Nondistrict Unit: Peekskill Location

NYS Education Department P-12: Office of Special Education Special Education Quality Assurance (SEQA)

1 Park Place, 3rd Floor
Peekskill, NY 10566

Get Directions

Web:

http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/quality/ndu.htm

Contacts:

Jackie Bumbalo, Coordinator, Upstate SEQA
(315) 428-4563

Ellen Ganon, Regional Associate
(914) 940-2900

Beth Karalak, Regional Associate
(914) 940-2900

Phone:

(914) 940-2900, Main Line

(914) 402-2180, Fax

County(ies) Served:

Westchester

Western Regional Office

NYS Education Department P-12: Office of Special Education Special Education Quality Assurance (SEQA)

2A Richmond Avenue
Batavia, NY 14020

Get Directions

Web:

http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/quality/sewestm.htm

Contacts:

Kathleen Milliman, Regional Supervisor
(585) 344-2002

Tammy Answeeney, Regional Associate
(585) 344-2002

Maureen Cicoria, Regional Associate
(585) 344-2002

Karen Donahue, Regional Associate
(585) 344-2002

Sandra Johnville, Regional Associate
(585) 344-2002

Heather Marra, Regional Associate
(585) 344-2002

Pamela Modzel, Regional Associate
(585) 344-2002

Gary Schmidt, Regional Associate
(585) 344-2002

Barbara Trunzo, Regional Associate
(585) 344-2002

Theresa Wood, Regional Associate
(585) 344-2002

Phone:

(585) 344-2002, Main Line

(585) 344-2422, Fax

County(ies) Served:

Allegany, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates


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