Special Education


Our mission, is to work with general educators, families, and the community, to educate and support students who require specialized instruction and services. We provide research-based, individually-designed instruction to help students reach their academic, personal and social potential as contributing members of the school and community at large.

This website was prepared to provide you with information on a variety of topics that may be of interest, as well as opportunities to seek further information about the programs offered at the high school. We hope you find it helpful as we work cooperatively as a team to provide quality education for children with disabilities at New Canaan Public Schools.

We look forward to working with you to provide a happy and successful school experience for your child.


Assistant Superintendent of Pupil and Family Services
William Tesbir: 594-4020

Special Education Administrator (NCHS, Launch Downtown Campus)
Kevin Ryan: 594-4650

Special Education Administrative Assistant
Flo Jones: 594-4020

Special Education Administrator (Saxe)
Vanessa Visners: 594-4570

Special Education Financial Assistant
Laura Luchette: 594-4021

Special Education Administrator (PreK/Elementary)
Robert Rousseau: 594-4030

Assistive Technology Services

District AT Specialist
Edward Lopez
Phone: 203-594-4813

District TVI/AT Specialist
Ashley L. Tremblay
Phone: 203-594-4662

Technology Helpdesk
NCPS Technology Issue: (203) 594-4753
Staff-Related Technology Issue: Dial Extension 4618
Submit Helpdesk Ticket