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Special Education Department

The philosophy of the Special Education Department at Briarcliff High School is best illustrated by Carl Jung’s words of wisdom:

An understanding heart is everything in a teacher and cannot be esteemed highly enough. One can look back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feeling.  The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child. Carl Jung (1875-1961)


Briarcliff High School Special Education Coordinator, Michelle McNeight

Subcommittee Chair, grades 9-12 Dr. Randi Brown


Grades 9-12 Special Educators

BHS, School Social Worker, Timothy Pellegrin

BHS, School Psychologist and District-Wide Assessor, Dr. Randi Brown

BHS, Speech and Language Pathologist, Sondra Dolman



Resource Room Teachers


Phone Number

Brian Byrnes 914-488-8447
Dr. Cathy Freeman 914-488-8421
Don Hamlin 914-488-8322
Michelle McNeight 914-488-8395
Kimberly O'Connor-Truett 914-488-8280
Michael Perricone 914-488-8354 
Kym Trickel
Paul Zeidan

High School Special Services



Phone Number

Dr. Randi Brown
School Psychologist
Kari Giordano
Student Assistance Counselor
914-769-6299 ext. 3154
Timothy Pellegrin
Social Worker
914-769-6299, Ext. 3241



Friday, February 23, 2018