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Office of Public School Monitoring (PSM)

PSM Contact Information

The Office of Public School Monitoring (PSM) visits each public school district and charter school in the Commonwealth every three years to monitor compliance with federal and state special education and civil rights regulations. Areas of review related to special education include student assessments, determination of eligibility, the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Team process, and IEP development and implementation. Areas of review related to civil rights include bullying, student discipline, physical restraint, and equal access to school programs for all students.

Through the Tiered Focused Monitoring (TFM) process, PSM assigns each school district and charter school to a specific tier based on level of need, and aligns technical assistance and resources that focus more intensely on those requiring the greatest support.

Vani Rastogi-Kelly, Director, 781-338-3728

Amy Paulin, Assistant Director, 781-338-3737

Liza Ahern, Training Coordinator, 781-338-3729

Nermina Peric, Office Management Specialist, 781-338-3708

Metro Boston/Northeast Team

Andrew MacKenzie, Supervisor, 781-338-3761

Joan Brinkerhoff, 781-338-3715

Gillian Lange, 781-338-3246

Moses Nduati, 781-338-3707

Erin VanderVeer, 781-338-3735

Dee Wyatt, 781-338-3794

Southeast Team

Jesee Kihiko, Supervisor, 781-338-3745

Talia Buonopane, 781-338-3763

Julie Evans, 781-338-3754

Winnie Koko, 781-338-3736

Henry Ndakalu, 781-338-3706

Central Team

Amy Krukonis, Supervisor, 781-338-3725

Charles Agong, 781-338-3753

Michael McDonald, 781-338-3746

Jesus Pena, 781-338-3767

Corey Steinman, 781-338-3742

Western Team

Sarah Kelleher-Mochak, Supervisor, 413-314-6710

Sandra Hanig, 413-314-6707

Michelle Hennessy-Kowalchek, 413-314-6709

Last Updated: August 2, 2023

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Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148-4906

Voice: (781) 338-3000
TTY: (800) 439-2370


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