Student Services & Family Engagement

The Student Services & Family Engagement Department manages a wide range of student support programming for the district including central registration for all new students and those who may be returning to the district.  We provide our registration forms linked here for families' convenience.  

Our district motto "Challenging and Supporting Every Student" reasonates strongly within the Student Services & Family Engagement Department given a continuum of student support programming within our schools.  We welcome collaborative partnerships with families as a means of maximizing student learning and success.   Put simply, we know students do better when families are actively engaged in their children's education.  Additionally, as a Student Services Department we recognize and value our role in providing parent/guardian resource information and in promoting strong community connections.   The African proverb, "It Takes a Village to Raise a Child," fits well with our district motto and perspective, as we strive to provide the best education for our students, and strive to support families and one another in our community. 

In working together, we can achieve greatness.  Warm regards, Dianne Ellis, Pupil Services Director. 

If you have questions concerning any of these programs, please get in touch with us directly.  You are also welcome to review materials on our program area webpages.   We’re here to support your child and family as you navigate the educational process.  

District Pupil Services Staff   

Dianne Ellis, Pupil Services Director, (413) 863-7508
David Potter, Elementary Team Leader, (413) 863-3253
Cheryl Thompson, Secondary Team Leader, (413) 863-7273
Kelly Gowan, Board Certified Behavioral Analyst
Rita Detweiler, Secondary School Psychologist 
to be appointed, Elementary School Psychologist
Stacey Langknecht, Family Engagement Coordinator, (413) 863-7473
Rachel Vachula, Pupil Services Database and District Communications Technician, (413) 863-7508
Shelbea Williams, Pupil Services Administrative Assistant, (413) 863-7507