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ABOUT

Greenwich Special Education Advocates offers a wide range of services and support for families navigating the special education system. Our knowledgeable and experienced team will provide support and guidance on all levels, including the initial evaluation process, Placement and Planning Team (PPT) meetings, and monitoring the implementation of services.  From understanding Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), to finding the right resources, to providing tutoring services in math, reading, writing and more, Greenwich Special Education Advocates will be there every step of the way to ensure your child receives the education they deserve.  We are dedicated to helping each student achieve their goals and reach their full potential.

OUR TEAM

NICK COLETTI

Founder and Advocate

Greenwich Special Education Advocates (GSEA) was formed by Nick Coletti.  Mr. Coletti has been working in the field of education for the last sixteen years.  He has earned his Masters Degree in Special Education.  He has served as a paraprofessional, Special Education Teacher, and Autism Consulting Teacher at various points throughout his career.  

 

Mr. Coletti grew up in Greenwich, CT, attending Cos Cob School, Central Middle School, and Greenwich High School as a student.  Mr. Coletti attended the University of Connecticut where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Sociology.  He later attended Fairfield University where he earned his Master’s degree in Special Education, as well as his teaching certification.

 

In 2007, Mr. Coletti started working as a paraprofessional at the age of nineteen within the Greenwich Public School (GPS) district’s Extended School Year (ESY) program.  This work helped lay down rapport and relationships with many educators within the GPS School District who still work there to this day.  In 2011, Mr. Coletti began working full-time as a paraprofessional at Hamilton Avenue school and Western Middle School in 2013.  Mr. Coletti predominantly spent his time with students who had more intense behaviors from a wide variety of disability categories.

 

In 2016, having graduated from Fairfield University and earned his teaching certification, Mr. Coletti took the opportunity to grow and moved to Hawai’i to teach.  Mr. Coletti spent three years in Hawaii teaching as a Special Education Teacher, and one year as an Autism Consulting Teacher (ACT).  As an ACT, Mr. Coletti was responsible for all the children on the west side of Kauai who received special education services under the ASD disability category, which was over thirty students at the time.  These students ranged from Pre-K to Seniors in high school.  Mr. Coletti consulted entire teams of teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals, service providers, parents, and the students themselves, and was a crucial member throughout the entire Special Education process for these teams.  

 

In 2020, Mr. Coletti moved back to Greenwich where he was hired as a Special Education Teacher at Central Middle School.  Again, he was a critical member to the teams he was on, collaborating with all team members and acting as a liaison to ensure that his students received the best and most appropriate education possible. 

 

In 2023, Mr. Coletti decided that his talents were best served advocating for children independently, giving him the opportunity to be more flexible with suggestions and ensure that children get the most appropriate education possible.  Given Mr. Coletti's experience of writing hundreds of IEPs and having administered and crafted many educational evaluations, he possesses a unique skillset to support the students and families in the field of education.

Nick Coletti GSEA Advocate
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