Newton Parent Advisory Council for Special Education
c/o Office for Student Services
Education Center
100 Walnut Street
Newton, MA 02460

Send a confidential email to Eileen Sandberg, Lisa DePalma and Jo-Louise Allen at

Eileen Sandberg Chair
Jo-Louise Allen Secretary and Board Member at Large
Alyssa Cohen Board Member at Large
Lisa DePalma Board Member at Large
Sabrina Halloran Board Member at Large
Betsy Hewitt Board Member at Large
Rajeev Parlikar Board Member at Large
Marian Rambelle Board Member at Large
Joan Schulz Board Member at Large
Karina Sarkisyan Simonian Board Member at Large
Jo-Louise Allen Immediate Past Co-Chair

PAC Liaisons


NECP at Aquinas Darlene Thebaud

Elementary Schools

Angier Kim Gallaugher
Bowen open
Burr Cristal Balis
Cabot Karina Simonian
Countryside Renuka Raghavan
Franklin Julie McLaughlin, Alison Lobron, Erin Kelly-Makol
Horace Mann Lisa Estes
Lincoln Eliot open
Mason Rice Peter Garfield, Laura Sices
Memorial-Spaulding Irene Margolis Katz
Peirce open
Underwood Rasha Madkour
Ward open
Williams Hagit Abraham
Zervas open

Middle Schools

Bigelow PTO Pres. Valerie Pontiff
Brown Kim Gallaugher
Day Emily Williamson
Oak Hill Lisa DePalma

High Schools

Newton North Eileen Sandberg
Newton South Jo-Louise Allen
Central High open

Out of District Families                      Eileen Sandberg

Liaison Coordinator – Lisa DePalma
Contact information for liaisons is in your school directory
Contact Lisa at if you would like to volunteer or have questions.

Working Groups and Committees

Restraint Working Group – Eileen Sandberg
Annual Awards Ceremony Planning Group – Eileen Sandberg

Email for more information about how to join a working group or committee

Click here to see a chart of Special Education staff you can contact in Newton Public Schools Student Services.