One Team, One Purpose

  • Sparta Township Public Schools views public education as a continuum of instruction, programs, interventions and services that respond to individual student needs.  In the event that a child with a disability requires special education and related services, the district will provide the child with an individualized education program.  Progress monitoring is on-going to ensure the child has the supports necessary to make meaningful progress. Children will have the opportunity to interact with, and be educated with, children who do not have disabilities to the maximum extent appropriate.  Sparta Special Services recognizes the value of a home/school partnership and is committed to parent involvement for the purpose of our students.

Mr. Ronnie Spring, Director of Special Services 6-12

  • Mr. Spring was previously the principal of Sparta High School. Prior to joining the Sparta School District in 2019, Mr. Spring was an administrator at South Plainfield High School for eight years.  Mr. Spring received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Johns Hopkins University, a Juris Doctorate from Rutgers School of Law and a Masters in Educational Leadership from Montclair State University. Mr. Spring practiced law for approximately 8 years prior to beginning his career in education in the East Orange School District.

Dr. Adrienne Castorina, Director of Special Services

  • Dr. Castorina was previously the Supervisor of Special Services PreK-12. She began working in the Sparta School District in 2010 as a school social worker on the Child Study Team at both the middle school and elementary school levels.  Dr. Castorina holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology from Rutgers University, and a Master’s of Social Work degree from New York University, and she recently received her doctorate degree from Centenary University.

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