The New Interdisciplinary School 

Summer 2015 Newsletter       


7/6First Day of Summer Program

Golf Outing
Pt. Jefferson Country Club
8/11, 8/12, 8/13Special Event (Carnival)
(tentative Discovery Toys Sale)
8/14Last Day of Summer Program

After 35 years of service to NIS, Betsy Kaplan, Director of Education and Special Programs, has retired.  As Amanda Galati, Early Childhood Coordinator stated, "Betsy has contributed so much to NIS and we are very sad to see her go but she is leaving a lot behind. Betsy's grace, warmth, spirit and positivity is woven into the fabric of our program and our team. She will continue to be present as we carry on the initiatives she started and honor the many lessons she has taught us."

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Maureen Rockwood, Director of Education, Curriculum and Instruction.  Maureen holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Therapeutic Recreation and a Masters of Science and New York Certification in Special Education, as well as certification in Behavioral Science. Ms. Rockwood has over twenty five years of experience working with children and adults with a variety of learning and developmental needs. She comes to NIS after most recently serving twelve years as a district-wide Autism and Behavior Consultant.

Maureen states, "It is with great pleasure and anticipation that I join the NIS family as Director of Education, Curriculum and Instruction.  I look forward to working closely with its students, families and staff and becoming part of the dynamic interdisciplinary team and tradition of excellence in education that is NIS."

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JULY 27, 2015

Port Jefferson Country Club

Contact Susan Cali, Director of Development, at 924-5583, ext. 128 or via e-mail at [email protected] for more information. Click here for sponsorship opportunities. We hope to see you there!
A portion of the proceeds earned at this golf outing will benefit NIS! Contact Susan Cali, Director of Development, at 631-924-5583, ext. 128 or via e-mail at [email protected]. for more information.

The New Interdisciplinary School is an innovative early childhood learning center that respects the unique needs of all children and their families. Our commitment is to provide therapeutic and educational services in a nurturing environment with the highest standard of expertise.