South Orangetown Central School District

Pupil Personnel Services

The Department of Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) responds to the changing needs of South Orangetown students and their families through an array of innovative and collaborative programs and services, which encompass the Family Engagement Center, registration, school counseling, school nursing, special education and food pantry. PPS team members are at the forefront of supporting the District’s “whole child” approach to education as the challenges our students face on a daily basis have become increasingly complex.

If your child or family is struggling, please don’t hesitate to reach out for help. The first step is to contact your child’s teacher or school counselor.


Pupil Personnel Services
160 Van Wyck Road
Blauvelt, NY 10913

Karen A. Tesik, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent
(845) 680-1025

Lori Graham
Supervisor of Special Education
(845) 680-1024

Thomas Colgan
CPSE/CSE Chairperson
(845) 680-1057

AJ Walker
Family Engagement Center Coordinator
(845) 680-1059

Lillian Croyle
Principal Clerk
(845) 680-1021

Christina Bonavito
Principal Clerk
(845) 680-1027

Kalicha Cameron
Clerk Typist
(845) 680-1056

Katrina Grimshaw
Principal Account Clerk
(845) 680-1026