Pupil Services


Pupil Services

Pupil Services

Ms. Jennifer Norman, Executive Director of Pupil Services 

The Pupil Services Department encompasses the various supports that are provided to students. 

The Office of Pupil Services coordinates district-wide identification and intervention efforts including compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. 

Please contact us if you have questions concerning:
  • Coordination of intervention and identification
  • Special education
  • 504’s
  • EL / English Language Learners
  • Gifted
  • Home Education 
  • Counseling
  • Enrollment
  • Registration
  • Residency
  • Preschool 
  • Bright Beginnings 
  • State Testing 
  • Transcript Requests
  • Student Records

Co-Teaching in River...What is it?

A delivery system
   with two or more educators
      with shared responsibility  
         for a single group of students
            in a single classroom
               for specific content
                  with mutual ownership
                     pooled resources and 
                        joint accountability  
Co-teaching provides a better education for students with varying levels of exceptionality.  
Rocky River is proud to have co-teaching occurring in classrooms K-12.
Co-taught Classes in Rocky River

These courses allow for access to the general education curriculum while still providing specially designed instruction for those in need.  This access provides less fragmentation in instruction while at the same time challenging all students.  Co-taught classes are taught by two certified teachers one of which is the content specialist and the other a learning specialist.  We are proud to provide co-taught and tutor support classes on our continuum of services.  

We are in this TOGETHER!


Lunch and Learn


In accordance with the Individual’s with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) of 2004, The Rocky River City School District is participating in Child Find efforts to locate, evaluate, and identify all children from birth through 21 years of age with disabilities, regardless of their situations, who have significant, individual needs and require intensive interventions through special education and related services.

A disability, in this instance, means such conditions as autism, deaf/blindness, multiple disabilities, deafness/hearing impairment, orthopedic impairment, visual impairment/blindness, specific learning disabilities, preschoolers with a disability, emotional disturbance, cognitive disabilities, speech and language impairments, orthopedic and other health impairments or traumatic brain injury.

Although many school aged disabled children are identified and currently being served by the Rocky River City School District, preschool children ages 3-5, with disabilities may be unidentified because parents may not be aware that programs and services are now available through the public school. Community members can help us with this important effort. If you know of a child in our district with a disability that is not presently attending school or receiving services from another agency, please contact Jennifer Norman, Executive Director of Pupil Services at 440.356.6006.

In addition and in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American’s with Disabilities Act Amendment of 2008, Rocky River City School District is participating in Child Find efforts to locate, evaluate and identify all children with a disability. In this instance, a student with a disability who has a mental or physical impairment that substantially limits a major life activity who may because of disability, needs or is believed to need special education, related services or aids or accommodations/modifications. If a parent or guardian suspects that a child may be eligible under this federal definition, please contact Jennifer Norman, District Compliance Officer.

PBIS- Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports  
Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports, also called Positive Behavior Supports (PBS), is a broad range of systemic and individualized strategies for achieving important social and learning outcomes in school communities while preventing problem behavior. The key attributes of PBIS include preventive activities, data-based decision making, and a problem solving orientation (Horner, 2000; Lewis & Sugai, 1999; Sugai et.al., 2000; Weigle, 1997). 


Transcript Request Information


Child Find

If your child has special considerations such as, but not limited to, medical needs, allergies, social emotional needs, cultural needs, accessibility needs, language needs, etc. please contact the building principal who will ensure these needs are accommodated for during PTA sponsored and school related events.  

Pupil Services Staff

Board of Education
Ms. Jennifer Norman
Executive Director of Pupil Services
[email protected] 
Mrs. Tara Zbin 
Pupil Services Supervisor   
Beach Preschool Administrator
Mrs. Theresa Holby
Executive Secretary
[email protected] 

Fax: 440-815-2448

School Psychologists

Mr. Matt Kromer, School Psychologist 
Beach and Goldwood 
[email protected] 
Mrs. Kelsey Shingleton, School Psychologist

Mrs. Heidi Cartwright, School Psychologist 
Rocky River Middle School
Mrs. Stacy Kozar-Kocsis, School Psychologist
Rocky River High School
[email protected] 

Building Learning Resource Coordinators
Mrs. Daniea Beard
Beach: Rocky River Early Childhood Center

Mrs. Tara Young
Mrs. Angela Bowman

Mrs. Shannon Hanigosky
[email protected]

Mrs. Karyn Bernhardt


Mrs. Meredith Muccio
[email protected]

Mrs. Wendy Raffin
[email protected] 

ELL/ English Language Learners
Ms. Anglea Wetula
[email protected] 
Mrs. Dayna Keil

Ms. Grace Anderson

Mrs. Nichole Reid


Translated Procedural Safeguards

Federal Grants

Parents, and general public, including individuals with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities,  have the opportunity for comment regarding the district's use of IDEA Part B funds.  Please contact our office with input. 
© 2024. Rocky River City School District. All Rights Reserved.
View text-based website