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Structure of the NYC Public School System

The City is divided into 10 geographic Regions. Within each Region are 2-4 Community School Districts. Each school's principal receives District-and Region-wide support and supervision via the administrative structure pictured below.

Most information and services for parents are provided at the Regional level, through the Learning Support Center and Parent Support Office. Click here for an interactive map to determine what Region and District your child's school is in.

My address has changed how do I find my child's new school?

For elementary school and middle school,admissions are determined by geographic zone. Click here for an interactive map where you can enter your current address.

 

For example, in the map pictured above, find the School Zone (outlined in red) where your home is located; then, find the school(s) within your Zone. An elementary-school-aged child residing at the address pictured, for example, would be in Zone 9 and would attend PS 009 Sarah Anderson.


High school admissions depend on additional factors. For more information, please click here.

I have a question for the Department of Education, whom should I contact?

Most questions can be directed to your Regional Learning Support Center (LSC). Click here for a list of LSC phone numbers. (Note that you will need to know which region your child's school is in; for an interactive map, click here).

Each school also has a Parent Coordinator, who is responsible for reaching out to parents in the community. Contact your child's school to determine who your Parent Coordinator is.

Special Education

Questions about placement, assessment, oversight, hearings, and most other special education matters may be directed to your Regional Chairperson of the Committee on Special Education (CSEs). (Click here for a list of contacts).
Preschool special education evaluations are handled by the Regional Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSEs). (Click here for a list of contacts).

If you are concerned that mandated services are not being delivered at school, you may wish to contact your Regional Administrator of Special Education (RASE).


Contact List for Regional Chairpersons of the Committees on Special Education

 

Region

Chair Person

Districts

Address

Telephone #

1

Sileni Nazario

9, 10

One Fordham Plaza
Bronx, NY 10458

(718) 329-8074

2

Michele Beatty

8, 11, 12

3450 East Tremont Ave.
2nd Floor
Bronx, NY 10465

(718) 794-7420

3

Claudia Block

25, 26

30-48 Linden Place
Flushing, NY 11354

(718) 281-3520

28, 29

90-27 Sutphin Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11435

(718) 557-2500

4

Esther Morell, I.A.

24, 30, 32

28-11 Queens Plaza North
5th Floor
Long Island City, NY 11101

(718) 391-8522

5

Sherri Schulman

19, 23, 27

82-01 Rockaway Boulevard
Ozone Park, NY 11416

(718) 642-5836

1655 St. Mark's Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11233

(718) 922-4794 x255

6

Cheryle Knobel

17, 18, 22

5619 Flatlands Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11234

(718) 968-6200

1780 Ocean Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11230

(718) 758-7600

7

Claire Donnellan

20, 21

415 89th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11209

D20: (718) 759-4965
D21: (718) 759-4966

31

715 Ocean Terrace, Building A
Staten Island, NY 10301

(718) 420-5755

8

Deborah Cuffey-Jackson

13, 14, 15, 16

131 Livingston Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

(718) 935-4900

9

Gerry Donegan

1, 2, 4, 7

333 7th Ave, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10001

(917) 339-1600

10

Marilyn Sprecher

3, 5, 6

2120 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10032

(212) 342-8300



Contact List for Administrators of the Committees on Preschool Special Education (CPSEs)


Region

Districts

CPSE Administrators

Address

Telephone #

1

9

Barry Sander
Marlene Berger
Jose Gonzalez
Luz A. Quinones

One Fordham Plaza, Bronx, NY 10458

(718) 329-8000

10

Elsie Alvarado
Maxine Mitchell
Helen Berman
Rosetta Brownlee

One Fordham Plaza, Bronx, NY 10458

(718) 329-8000

2

8

Sharon Schulte
Renee
Covington
Sheri Gold

1230 Zerega Avenue, Bronx, NY 10462

(718) 828-5250
(718) 828-5351
(718) 828-5344

11

Carlene Sabb
Maria Mendoza-Rivera
William Carr

1230 Zerega Avenue, Bronx, NY 10462

(718) 828-5094
(718) 828-5093
(718) 828-5021

12

Kathleen McGovern
Orlando Rodriguez

1230 Zerega Avenue, Bronx, NY 10462

(718) 828-3708
(718) 828-3860

3

25

Karen Spector
Vicki Eskenazi

30-48 Linden Place, Flushing, NY 11354

(718) 281-7554
(718) 281-3446

26

Thomasina Vignogna

30-48 Linden Place, Flushing, NY 11354

(718) 281-7556

28

Joan Mastecky
Nanci Schindler

90-27 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica, NY 11435

(718) 557-2500

29

Lorraine M. Tucker
Sandra Parker
Vivan Zeif

90-27 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica, NY 11435

(718) 557-2500

4

24

Felix Batista
Millie Gruber
Richard G. Garnes

28-11 Queens Plaza North, 3rd Floor, Long Island City, NY 11101

(718) 391-6263
(718) 391-6176
(718) 391-6174

30

Gypsy Olmann-Waithe
Fatmeh Farokhi
Randolph Ringel

28-11 Queens Plaza North, 3rd Floor, Long Island City, NY 11101

(718) 391-6302
(718) 391-6251
(718) 391-8336

32

Rosa Toro
B. Tanisha Coleman

28-11 Queens Plaza North, 3rd Floor, Long Island City, NY 11101

(718) 391-6157
(718) 391-8338

5

19

Evangeline Rouse
Phyllis James

82-01 Rockaway Blvd., Ozone Park, NY 11416

(718) 642-5800

23

James Meditz

1655 St. Marks Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11233

(718) 922-4794 x240

27

Susan Saban
Barbi Shames
Laverne
Ferguson
Linda Lefferts

82-01 Rockaway Blvd., Ozone Park, NY 11416

(718) 642-5800

6

17

Jose A. Lopez
Angel Cuevas
Chantal Forger
Carol Sami

5619 Flatlands Avenue, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11234

(718) 968-6200

18

Seth Kranz

5619 Flatlands Avenue, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11234

(718) 968-6200

22

Marlene Morris
Michelene Culliton
Margaret Moscariello
Lillie Epner

5619 Flatlands Avenue, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11234

(718) 968-6200

7

20

Diana O'Brien
Phyllis Schweiger
Carol Eisner
Elise Finkel

415 89th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11209

(718) 759-4950
(718) 759-3900

21

Faye Neil
Flor de Maria Rubinos
Barry Raskin

715 Ocean Terrace, Bldg. A, Staten Island, NY 10301

(718) 420-5700

31

Ruth Jimenez
Youree Garcia
Albert Juliano
Hanah Rezmovits
Ron Gill

715 Ocean Terrace, Bldg. A, Staten Island, NY 10301

(718) 410-5794
(718) 420-5791
(718) 420-5795
(718) 420-5796

8

13

Veronica Ross
Cataldo Dibisceglie

131 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

(718) 935-3973
(718) 935-3967

14

Carol Salmon
Maureen Carney

131 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

(718) 935-3947
(718) 935-3946

15

Glen Bachrach
Mary Ann Governale

131 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

(718) 935-3949
(718) 935-3948

16

Betty Miller

131 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

(718) 935-3975

9

1

Lisa Saracuse

333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001

(917) 339-1642

2

Frances Zawacky
Peggy Winkelman

333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001

(917) 339-1645
(917) 339-1641

4

Maria Carrion
Alice Sigel

333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001

(917) 339-1646
(917) 339-1647

7

Irene De Soysa

333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001

(917) 339-1648

10

3

Daisna Gibson
Milta Zeno

2120 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10032

(212) 342-8300

5

Sybil Ewing

2120 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10032

(212) 342-8300

6

Jeannetta Walsh
Cynthia Dickstein

2120 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10032

(212) 342-8300



Contact List for Regional Administrators of Special Education (RASEs)

Region

RASEs

Districts

Address

Telephone #

1

Ellen Newman

9, 10

One Fordham Plaza, Rm 809
Bronx, NY 10458

(718) 741-2743

2

Cynthia Rodriguez

8, 11, 12

1230 Zerega Avenue
Bronx, NY 10462

(718) 828-5980

3

Mary Jo Pisacano

25, 26, 28, 29

30-48 Linden Place
Flushing, New York 11354

(718) 281-3520

4

Nancy Needle

24, 30, 32

28-11 Queens Plaza North
Long Island City, New York 11101

(718) 391-8401

5

Kathy Addieg

19, 23, 27

82-01 Rockaway Boulevard
Ozone Park, New York 11416

(718) 642-5759

6

Michael Gersch

17, 18, 22

5619 Flatlands Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11234

(718) 968-6106

7

Stephanie Sussman

20, 21, 31

715 Ocean Terrace, Bldg. A
Staten Island, New York 10301

(718) 420-5706

8

Joyce Henderson

13, 14, 15, 16

131 Livingston Street, Rm 411
Brooklyn, New York 11201

(718) 935-4323

9

Louise Kanian

1, 2, 4, 7

333 7th Ave
New York, NY 10001

(212) 356-7511

10

John Mulligan

3, 5, 6

4360 Broadway
New York, NY 10033

(917) 521-3711

Citywide

Helen Kaufman

District 75

400 First Avenue
New York, NY 10010

(917) 256-4236

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Jeanne Bambino

District 79

90-27 Sutphin Boulevard
Jamaica, New York 11435

(718) 557-2681