Special Education Posts Announced in Barnegat

Aug 08, 2018
Courtesy of: Barnegat Township School District Stacey Jakalow Supervisor of Special Education (left) and Dan Gundersen Director of Student Services.

The Barnegat Township School District’s special education program will be run by Dan Gundersen and Stacey Jackalow, who were recently appointed by the board of education as director of student services and supervisor of special education, respectively.

In his new post, Gundersen overees both the special education and guidance departments. He takes the position formerly held by Brian Latwis, who took over as district superintendent in July.

Gundersen, who has degrees from Kean University and the University of Phoenix, has been in the education field for 16 years, the last 10 in Barnegat.

“I started in the district as a special education teacher and transitioned to the supervisor role in 2015,” he said. “I have come to love my Barnegat family. I am incredibly proud to have been selected for this position, replacing Dr. Latwis as he has ascended to the superintendent position. I am looking forward to working together, making a positive impact on the Barnegat School District.”

Jackalow has been in education for 12 years, nine years in a child study team and the last three years as supervisor of special services in Mercer County  She has degrees from Kean, Rutgers and Rowan universities.

“I am extremely excited to have become a part of the Barnegat family and can’t wait to work with the amazing team of people in place,” she said. “As a new supervisor in the district, I look forward to using my previous experiences and knowledge to become a contributing member of the administrative team. I am eager to meet and beginning developing relationships with families, students and staff during the upcoming school year.”

Latwis added, “The future of the special education department could not be brighter. Dan and Stacey both come with a tremendous amount of experience, ideas, and are visionary. I look forward to watching the department continue to grow and build on the momentum and successes we have had.”

— Eric Englund


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