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The Department has moved to 135 Santilli Highway in Everett. The Department's office and Licensure Welcome Center are open. The new location has free parking and is a short walk from the Wellington station on the MBTA's Orange Line.
Office of Public School Monitoring (PSM)

PSM Contact Information

Through the Integrated Monitoring Review process, 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.

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 Higginbotham, 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

Heather Cuthbertson, 413-314-6708

Sandra Hanig, 413-314-6707

Michelle Hennessy-Kowalchek, 413-314-6709

Last Updated: January 24, 2024

Contact Us

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
135 Santilli Highway, Everett, MA 02149

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


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