About the Special Services Team

Our department is dedicated to serving the special needs of all students who qualify for Special Education and Related Services or those Eligible for Speech Language Services. Our mission is to make school a positive environment for all children where they may meet with personal success in learning, communication, socialization and life skills. We address the needs of children in Preschool through Grade Eight.
Our office can be reached at 201-641-6760 Option 6.


What is inclusion? "Inclusion is the intent of the law. The goal of an inclusive setting is to help facilitate and to enhance all students' educational and social skills, which are needed to be successful in the general education classroom."


Patricia A. Pope, M.A. 
Interim Director of Special Services
Child Study Team
Memorial School
130 Liberty Street
Little Ferry, New Jersey   07643
         Telephone (201) 641-6760, ext. 1701          Fax (201) 641-3966

August 27, 2018 

Dear Parent/Guardian:  

I’d like to extend a welcome to all the parents/guardians of the students who are supported by the district Child Study Team for the 2018-2019 school year.  Additionally, I want to introduce myself as the new Interim Director of Special Services for the Little Ferry School district.  My name is Patricia Pope and I have been working in the capacity of a special education Director for many years.  During my career, I have held various positions as a special education teacher, social worker on a Child Study Team, Supervisor of Special Services, and Director of Special Services with the Hoboken School district.  I also served as County Supervisor of Child Study for the NJDOE overseeing special education for Hudson County.  My career in special education has spanned well over four decades.  My experience and understanding of programming is very extensive.  I will be working closely with the Little Ferry CST members, administration and staff in the same capacity as Ms. Susan Wright, former Director of Little Ferry.    My role will be to facilitate and support the staff and administration in bringing quality programming to the special needs students of Little Ferry.   

I look forward to meeting the parents and children of the district.  I will be available for any questions and concerns you may have as I have dedicated myself to educating children with special needs, I am confident we will provide the type of education your children deserve.  

I can be reached at 201-641-6760, X 1702 through my secretary, Ms. Jill Parthesius, who will arrange an appointment to meet with me or inform me of your call so we can speak.  


Patricia A. Pope, M.A. 

Interim Director of Special Services 
Little Ferry School District 

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First Name Last Name Title Email
Patricia Pope Interim Director of Special Services ppope@littleferry.k12.nj.us
Linda Quimby Administrative Assistant lquimby@littleferry.k12.nj.us
Edward Londono Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant elondono@littleferry.k12.nj.us
Jasmen Mantashian School Social Worker jmantashian@littleferry.k12.nj.us
Carol Voss Psychologist cvoss@littleferry.k12.nj.us
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