Student Services

Batavia is committed to providing a full continuum of services to meet the needs of students with disabilities. We proudly support students from the ages of 3–22 throughout the District.

Leadership Team

Our Administrative Team works collaboratively with our special education teachers and specialists to design and implement programs that meet the needs of students throughout Batavia.  Our goal is to provide leadership and support for our team so that together we can help each student feel excited about school while reaching his or her full potential as a leaner and a citizen in our community.

Please reach out to us if you have any questions.

Lisa Palese, Director of Student Services

Kari Ruh, Assistant Director of Student Services and Early Childhood Program Director

Laura Anderson, Divisional Coordinator for Student Services, BHS

Natalie Assell, Divisional Coordinator for Student Services, RMS

Kelli Anas, Outplacement Coordinator


Parent Resources

Assistive Technology:


Maximizing student learning by providing a continuum of services.


  • Students will advocate for their individual needs to become competent communicators, creative and critical thinkers, responsible citizens, and lifelong learners.
  • Families & Staff will be competent and confident partners in the educational process.
  • The BPS educational community will provide expanded opportunities that enrich the educational experience and quality of life for students and families.