Sped Update

August 25, 2022

Dear Westfield Parents of Special Education students, 

Welcome to the 2022-23 school year! I hope you and your family had an enjoyable summer. 

I would like to introduce Kurt Wigmore as our new Elementary Special Education Supervisor. Kurt previously worked for Pittsfield Public Schools as a special education administrator and comes to Westfield with an array of special education experiences.

Kerry Cox, Special Education Supervisor at Westfield Intermediate School and Westfield Middle School, and Darlene Fernandez, Special Education Supervisor at Westfield Technical Academy and Westfield High School will continue in their roles this year.  Jamie O’Neill also continues in his role as Lead Manager of Autism and Social/Emotional/Behavioral Services.

As the school year begins, ETLs will be scheduling IEP meetings. We will continue to offer parents the options of holding meetings virtually or in-person. 

The Westfield SEPAC and Special Education Department will hold a Meet and Greet on September 8th at 6:30 at Tiger’s Pride, Westfield Technical Academy. Please join us to hear updates, ask questions, and meet with other special education parents. 

Thank you for all of your support and I look forward to a great school year!

Best regards, 

Deb Ecker