Department of Special Education

Special Education
Nassau County’s leader in special education services

The Nassau BOCES Department of Special Education is the premier provider of special education services in the region, delivering individualized instruction to over 1,800 students at 10 Nassau BOCES special education schools throughout the county.

Diversified special education programs to prepare students with moderate or severe learning, emotional, behavioral, physical, vision, hearing, developmental, and all other disability categories for college and career readiness, adult services and supported employment are offered in a caring, supportive, student centered environment that empowers every student to reach their maximum potential.


  • Karen Ellis, Executive Director
    (516) 396-2287
    Fax: (516) 997-8778

    Additional Contacts:
    Dr. Carmine J. Scerra, Associate Director
    (516) 396-2292
    Fax: (516) 997-8778

    Dr. Joan Dituri, Assistant Director
    (516) 396-2425
    Fax: (516) 997-8778 


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