Director of Special Services

Dr. Catherine McNulty has been appointed Director of Special Services for the Katonah-Lewisboro School District effective July 1, 2019.  In this role, Dr. McNulty will oversee the services received by over 500 students in academic, behavioral, motor, vocational, and social skills areas.

“I’m excited for this opportunity,” said Dr. McNulty. “I’m looking forward to seeing how I can further improve our programming to meet student needs.”

Dr. McNulty builds on a ten-plus year tenure at Katonah-Lewisboro School District, bringing a continuity of experience with colleagues and students. She began her career at the District as an intern while completing her Doctor of Philosophy in school psychology from Pennsylvania State University. She was invited to serve as school psychologist at the secondary level and currently chairs the District’s Committee on Special Education as Assistant Director of Special Services.

"The best part of my day is when students come and speak to us about their experience in school."

“Dr. McNulty has impressed us through the years as someone with a deep commitment to supporting and nurturing all students, including those with special needs,” said Superintendent Andrew Selesnick. “She understands the importance of professional collaboration in meeting the needs of students and has a thoughtful approach to building a positive educational experience for all. I look forward to partnering with Dr. McNulty in this new role.”

The Special Services Department includes special education teachers, school psychologists, speech and language therapists, social workers, physical therapists, and occupational therapists. These specialists work directly with general education staff to provide individualized instruction to students K-12 with Individual Education Plans (IEPs).

“As an administrator and Chair for the Committee on Special Education, I meet with parents to discuss their child’s progress and develop recommendations for the following year,” said Dr. McNulty. “The best part of my day is when students come and speak to us about their experience in school and give us their thoughts on how we could continue to support them. Students provide the most insight into what works for them. They tell us their goals and we develop programing to help get them where they want to go.”