National Commission for the Accreditation of Special Education Services

NCASES verifies and promotes excellence in special education services through an accreditation process

NCASES Commissioners



Dr. Steve Girelli
Klingberg Family Centers
New Britain, CT 


NAPSEC President
Tom Dempsey

South Campus

Palatine, IL


Vice Chair

Jennifer McGlothlin-Renault

The Arrow Center

for Education

Baltimore, MD


Chair, Standards Committee
Angela Chambers


Youth In Transition
Baltimore, MD 


Julie A.

Armentrout, Ph.D.

The Guild for

Human Services

Waltham, MA

Dr. Greg Zink
Archbishop Damiano School -  St. God

Community Services
Westville, NJ 

Helen Bosch
Vista Vocational

& Life Skills
Westbrook, CT


Rachel Tait
Eden Autism Services
Princeton, NJ


Michael Delia

Kennedy Krieger

School Programs

Baltimore, MD



Kathleen McCarthy Gorski

First Children School

Fanwood, NJ


Dr. Marilyn Hoyson
The Watson Institute

Sewickley, PA



Executive Director/CEO  

Sherry L. Kolbe

Washington, DC








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