Student Support Services

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Pine Lake Preparatory is a public charter school that meets the needs of all students that are registered to attend classes. Pine Lake Preparatory offers services that are comparable to that of your local public school systems, including related services. Pine Lake Prep services the student in the least restrictive environment that is possible for your child.  Pine Lake Preparatory has a diverse staff of EC professionals that are able to provide your child with the individual support they need to be successful.  If you have any questions about your child and their potential status as an EC student, please contact: 


Luke Ruggieri (
EC Director

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Project Child Find Pamphlet

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

North Carolina has a continuing Child Find procedure in place to locate all children (ages 3-21) with disabilities residing in the State. This includes children with disabilities attending private schools, regardless of the severity of their disability, and who are in need of special education and related services. This effort also includes highly mobile children with disabilities (such as migrant and homeless children) and children who are suspected of being a child with a disability and in need of special education, even though they are advancing from grade to grade. The purpose of this procedure is to enhance public understanding of exceptional children and youth with special needs, to identify and locate the children and youth, and to inform the public of available services. The collection and use of data to meet the requirements of Child Find are subject to the confidentiality requirements.

Parent Rights and Responsibilities in Special Education Handbook 




Child Services Team Contacts

Kimberlee Strickfaden, Student Support Services Coordinator
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Section 504 Plan Coordinator Contacts

Laura Finney,  Lower School Counselor

Natalie Goodwin,  Middle School Counselor

Mindy Sadowski,  Upper School Counselor


Exceptional Children’s Department Contacts

Luke Ruggieri,  EC Director

Christine Bezer Lower School EC Lead

Grace Gonzalez Middle School EC Lead

Heather McLeod Upper School EC Lead