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Peter Beardsley

Peter Beardsley
Committee on Special Education Liason

ext. 2289 & 1248





Lara Damashek
Committee on Special Education Liason (C.S.E.)

ext. 1247




Committee on Special Education
Support at The Windward School

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.



Westchester Lower School      13 Windward Avenue 
                                                White Plains, NY 10605
Westchester Middle School      40 West Red Oak Lane 
                                                White Plains, NY 10604
Manhattan Lower and               212 East 93rd Street 
Middle Schools                         New York, NY 10128