• Hastings SEPTA


    Dear SEPTA Members and Friends,


    As CSE/504/Annual Review season is upon us, we wanted to circulate some parent tips that SEPTA has compiled; we hope you find them useful when preparing for your child’s annual review.  This year we have added resources on modifications and adaptations – an area we find parents have a lot of questions.



    Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us should you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s meeting.




    The Hastings-on-Hudson SEPTA is a unit of the New York State PTA organization with local chapters that focus on supporting families and children, especially those with any kind of special need.

    The Organization also exists to be a source of information on research and progress in the field of special education and learning disabilities. SEPTA is a volunteer-driven organization that uses 100% of all donations for programming and services.

    Goals are:
    • Supporting the community via educational workshops and speakers relevant to the entire school population.
    • Providing information through publications such as the Resource Guide, videos and books on special needs issues made available through the Hillside school library, and an online list-serve for SEPTA members.
    • Working together with the school system to ensure the best educational experience possible for all children in the school. Research has shown that excellence in special education programming benefits the entire student population

    Membership is open to all parents, family members, guardians, teachers and professionals with an interest in the education and well being of children with special needs.

    To download a membership form, click here:  SEPTA Membership 2016-2017


    SEPTA Officers and Liaisons 2017-2018:



    Jennifer Destin, 914-564-9409, jennifer.h.destin@gmail.com

    Mia Johnson, 914-330-6392, ewjohnson@debevoise.com


    Hillside Elementary

    Vice President: Rachel McQueen, 585-749-7594, rmcqueennyc@gmail.com

    Vice President: Kate Loewengart, 917-596-7258, kate.landis@gmail.com

    Grades K-2 Liaison:  Anne Runyan, 917-224-2302, anne.runyan514@gmail.com

    Grades 3-4 Liaison: Kit Demirdelen, 646-283-1532, kitdem@gmail.com


    Farragut Middle School

    Vice President:  Rhiannon Platt, 646-258-4789, rhiannon.platt@gmail.com

    Liaison:  Karin Braier, 914-320-9106, fkbraier@gmail.com


    Hastings High School

    Vice President:  Jen Cunningham, 914-478-0518, jc1401@cumc.columbia.edu

    Liaison:   Deb King, DKingHoH@gmail.com



    Liaison:  Joe Scarglato, jscarglato@ymail.com



    Liaison:  Melissa Goldberg, 917-846-6552, mla1414@gmail.com



    Sandra Yi, 917-721-1131, Sandra.yi@gmail.com



    Barbara Rizzo, 914-374-9847, mahlerbarb@aol.com