•              Chatham Association for Special Education Advisory Council (ChASE AC) 

    The focus of ChASE AC is to provide input to the Special Services Department

    on issues concerning students with disabilities

    Mission Statement

    The mission of the School District of the Chathams Special Education Advisory Council (ChASE-AC) is to facilitate communication and collaboration among students, parents, district staff, community members, administrators, local businesses and the Board of Education, for the purpose of improving the quality of district-wide special education policies, programs, and practices.

    For more information on ChASE-AC upcoming events and other resources, please see the ChASE-AC Facebook page:



    ChASE-AC Parent Members

    Milton Avenue:  Sarah Mitchell semitch16@gmail.com, Kelly McBratney

    Southern Boulevard:  Lisa Raymond lisa_raymond@yahoo.com

    Washington Avenue:  Kathleen Ryan kate203@yahoo.com

    Lafayette Avenue:  Aimee Reali aimeereali@gmail.com, Sarah Schwarz, Christine Walls ccwalls@verizon.net

    Middle School:  Lori Hinman lahinman@optonline.net, Marlene McGuire, Kathleen Ryan kate203@yahoo.com

                           Christine Walls ccwalls@verizon.net, Mike Ryan michaelryan143@gmail.com

                           John Petricha johnpetrica@gmail.com, Stacey Petricha spetricha@hotmail.com

    High School:     Lori Hinman lahinman@optonline.net, Donna Mahon, Marlene McGuire marlenem97@msn.com

                           Jim Venezia jvenezia@phxins@.net

    High School Out of District: Nicole McGuire k9srule22@aol.com


    The next ChASE-AC meeting will be held on Thursday  March 7, 2019 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Office of Special Services, 259 Lafayette Avenue, Chatham, NJ 07928


     If you are not a member of the council and would like to provide input on the policies, programs and practices that impact services and supports for children with disabilities and their families, please feel free to send that input to vdelia@chatham-nj.org