Special Education Parent-Teachers Association (SEPTA)

The Special Education Parent Teachers Association (SEPTA) brings together parents, teachers, administrators, learning specialists, and professionals with an interest in the education of children in our school district who have special needs. The SEPTA Board is comprised of parents from every school level (elementary, middle, and high) and represents the needs of students across the educational continuum (K-12), as well as preschoolers with disabilities. Through membership dues, fund-raising efforts, and grant opportunities, SEPTA seeks to fund and facilitate many worthwhile programs for the benefit of special education and regular education students and their families. Most significantly, SEPTA works to arrange for speakers with vast professional knowledge of special education and related disciplines to help parents understand and navigate their child’s educational process in the most effective manner possible.

The SEPTA Board welcomes new members. Please visit the North Shore Schools website for more information about SEPTA. The SEPTA Board encourages you to contact the school district with questions and concerns about the special education program. You may feel free to contact any of the SEPTA Board Members to talk about questions or concerns that you might have. Please contact them at the following email address:

SEPTA Executive Board Members

Co-­Presidents:  Deirdre Cerrito & Jeanine Feuerborn
Vice President of Outreach and Advocacy: Gayle D’Aversa
Vice President of Events and Fundraising: Carolyn Peterson
Vice President of Membership: Eileen Murphy
Treasurer: Anthony Stiffler
Corresponding Secretary: Michael Schmitt
Recording Secretary: Deborah Ilberg
Membership dues are $10 per individual/teacher and $20 for families. Membership is for the academic school year, September through June, although one can join at any time. Come to a meeting or send your dues contribution in the mail. Make checks payable to:

North Shore SEPTA

Mailing Address:

North Shore SEPTA
c/o North Shore Special Education Department
280 Carpenter Avenue, Sea Cliff, New York 11579

North Shore SEPTA Meetings 2015-2016

Wednesday evenings 7:30 P.M @ High School Library

October 5, 2016
November 9, 2016
March 8, 2017
January 11, 2017
April 5, 2017  
February 8, 2017
May 10, 2017