GREENWICH, Conn. -- Greenwich Public Schools has appointed a coordinator for its special education program.
Karen M. Vitti, currently a Special Education Instructional Coach in the district, has been appointed as Special Education Program Coordinator - liaison to elementary schools, according to an announcement by Superintendent of Schools Dr. bill McKersie.
Her appointment is effective July 1.
She has been with the district for 10 years serving in teacher, coach and administrator roles supporting students with special needs, the release said.
“Karen’s experiences in Greenwich as teacher, coach, and building administrator will give her multiple perspectives in addressing the complex problems our schools regularly face. Her knowledge and skill at building relationships will expand her support to schools and school administrators," said Director of Pupil Personnel Services Mary Forde.
Vitti began with the district as an assistant principal at Central Middle School in 2006 and then moved to the elementary level in the same position at North Street School in 2008.
She returned to the classroom in 2010 and taught students receiving special education services in grade six through eight at Western Middle School.
In 2014, she became a special education instructional coach, supporting schools across the district.
Prior to working in Greenwich, Vitti spent four years at Hommocks Middle School in Larchmont, N.Y., and four years at Monroe Woodbury Central School District in Central Valley, N.Y.
Vitti received a bachelor of science degree in psychology from York College of Pennsylvania, York, PA; a master of science degree in elementary/special education from Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, N.Y.; and a professional diploma in school district administration from Long Island University, Brookville, N.Y.