Skip To Main Content
Hewlett-Woodmere Public Schools

Logo Title

Special Education



 Assistant Superintendent for Special Education and Student Support Services 

 (516) 792-4804



Assistant Director for Special Education Services

(516) 792-4807 

Dr. Elizabeth Ruiz-Quintana
Special Education Chairperson (High School)
(516) 792-4145    

Mrs. Laura Guggino-Hastings
Special Education Chairperson (Middle School)
(516) 792-4380  

Ms. Jennifer Hagelberg
Principal Typist Clerk
(516) 792-4878    

Committee on Pre-School Special Education

The Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) is responsible for making recommendations to the Board of Education as to how to best meet the educational needs of preschool students with disabilities. Any parent who believes his or her child is in need of special educational services due to a disability may request an evaluation by the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE). If you have any questions regarding Preschool Special Education, please contact Dr. Richard Lopez, School Psychologist, CPSE Chairperson, at 792-4640.


The Long Island Early Childhood Direction Center (LI ECDC) provides free and confidential information and referrals to families regarding services for young children, birth to five years of age, who have diagnosed or suspected special needs and reside in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

(516) 364-8580