Peter Beardsley is the Windward School Committee on Special Education Parent Liaison. Prior to coming to Windward, Mr. Beardsley worked as a special education teacher, a CSE chairperson, a Director of Special Education, and an adjunct professor of special education. He is available to assist parents in their interactions with the Committee on Special Education, and he frequently participates in CSE meetings (PPT meetings in Connecticut) for Windward students.
With his guidance, parents can make informed decisions about accessing the CSE process, either in their district of residence or the Windward School public school district of location (White Plains, Harrison) and be prepared to participate in an active and meaningful way in discussions at CSE meetings. Mr. Beardsley is knowledgeable about individual evaluations and can help parents understand how the CSE is likely to interpret evaluation results. In addition, he is familiar with the continuum of special education services that can be considered for a student. When a student is leaving Windward, Mr. Beardsley works with parents and the outplacement office to ensure that special education services, if necessary, will be available to the student in his or her next school setting.
Call Mr. Beardsley with your questions about IEPs and IESPs, annual reviews and reevaluations, the DOL or the DOR CSE, Section 504 Accommodation Plans, transportation, and testing accommodations after a student leaves Windward.