Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the Connecticut Council of Administrators of Special Education (ConnCASE) conducts all appropriate executive business, develops policies, advises on and approves the annual budget and assumes such other responsibilities as are appropriate.

The 2018 - 2019 ConnCASE Board of Directors:


Carl Gross
Director of Pupil Services
Region #1

Past President/Legislative Chairperson:

Katharine Gabrielson
Director of Special Services
Ansonia Public Schools


Joseph Lucibello
Director of Pupil Services
West Haven Public Schools


Virginia Tagliatela
ACES Village School


Rebecca Cavallaro
Director of Pupil Services
Oxford Public Schools

RESC Representative:

Vanessa Taragowski
Pupil Services & Collaborative Programs Director
ACES - North Haven

Membership Chair:

Christopher Brown
Director of Special Education
Watertown Public Schools

CAPSEF Representative:

Cate Tower
Director of Education
Northwest Village School/Wheeler Clinic

Region 1 Representatives:

Aimee Turner
Director of Pupil Services
Thomaston Public Schools

Region 2 Representative:

Kristine Drew
Special Education Director
Putnam Public Schools

Region 3 Representative:

Laurie Singer
Director of Special Services
Farmington Pubilc Schools

Sue Homrok-Lemke
Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Services
Simsbury Public Schools

Region 4 Representatives:

Kathy Vallone
Director of Special Services
Waterford Public Schools

Lisa Wheeler
Director of Student Services
The Norwich Free Academy 

Region 5 Representatives:

Nancy Bianchi
Coordinator of Special Services
North Branford Public Schools

Laura Klimaszewski
Director of Pupil Services
Wallingford Public Schools

Region 6 Representative:

Pauline Smith
Director of Pupil Personnel Services
Trumbull Public Schools


State Department of Education Liaison:

Bryan Klimkiewicz
Special Education Bureau Chief
Connecticut State Department of Education

Executive Director:

David Scata
Director of Education
Mohegan Tribe

Association Executive:

Allyson Deckman - ConnCASE
701 Hebron Avenue, 3rd Floor
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Phone: (860) 548-1747 / Fax: (860) 541-6484


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Glastonbury, CT 06033
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