Student and Family Support

The Preschool Intervention and Referral Team (PIRT) is available for all students and their families.  The purpose of the team is to work with families to access community services and suggest interventions both in school and at home.

At Piscataway Schools, we know that learning involves more than teaching. Learning involves the total well-being of every student.  Our schools are the center of our community, connecting students and families with academic, social, and health services, as well as local and school events. Piscataway Schools offers comprehensive community resources, including academic support and enrichment, ELL services, family literacy and parent engagement programs, early education opportunities, physical and mental health services, community service, and entertainment. 


Community Parent Involvement Specialist (CPIS)

Supports family involvement in preschool

Harry Vanderburg [email protected]

732-981-4430 ext. 6355


Preschool Intervention and Referral Specialist (PIRS) / Social Workers

Supports staff, students and families with positive behavior supports

Elizabeth Colon

[email protected]

732-981-4442 ext. 6104

Alyssa Deignan

[email protected]

732-981-4430 ext. 6354



Preschool Instructional Coach (PIC)

Coaching teachers  to improve instruction and provide academic support

Jem Vergara

[email protected]

732-981-4442 ext. 6104


Lisa Solema

[email protected]

732-981-4430 ext. 6356