As principal of the Tappan Hill School, it is my pleasure to welcome you. It is our goal to help every student feel welcomed and connected to the Southern Westchester BOCES-Tappan Hill community.
We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our students need support from both the home and school. A strong partnership with you will make a great difference in our students’ education. Together we will work to ensure students reach their full potential.
At Tappan Hill we have five AIIM classes, one CAD class, four MD classes and one Intensive Day Treatment (IDT) class. Our Tappan Hill family aims to create a compassionate, supportive, and stimulating environment by encouraging independence, confidence, and leadership in each of our students.
Joining our Special Education PTA is a great way to get involved in our school community and meet other families. SEPTA is a group of parents, educators and BOCES administrators that hosts several events during the school year to support parents and caregivers, and also to entertain children with special needs.
We offer a variety of informative workshops for our families, ranging from an introduction to area providers of special needs services (recreation and respite, for example) to transition workshops that explore topics like legal planning for the special needs child, eligibility for services and OPWDD certification for the Front Door. These are important topics that every BOCES family will have to tackle.
I welcome your input. Please feel free to call or email me to discuss any ideas or questions you might have. I look forward to working with you as a team to help all students at Tappan Hill meet their goals!