Home Component


Supervisor:  Heather Pyle                                               Program Coordinator: Debra Townsend

Phone:  609-631-2107                                                          Phone:  609-570-1178

The Home Component Program is an optional program for families whose children attend MCSSSD and participating districts.  The program is designed to teach parents and primary caregivers the strategies and techniques used in school to decrease challenging behavior and help children develop, generalize and maintain socially significant replacement skills in the home and community. 

Families may request referral for in-home services by contacting their child's case manager.  Once referred, the family will receive a registration letter to attend the next (mandatory) 4-hour parent training, held over two evenings.  Initial parent training is offered three times each school year.  Following the training the home component coordinator will meet with each family, and together develop realistic and attainable outcomes based on the child and family’s needs. 


To report an incident of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB), please contact a specialist for your school.

Joseph F. Cappello School

Cathy Smeresky, Counselor



Mercer Elementary School

Amy Felsher, Counselor



Mercer High School

Heidi Musick, Counselor



MCSSSD Self Assessment Grades 2018-2019

                 Joseph Cappello School                  73

                 Mercer High School                         71

                 Mercer Elementary School             70

Read More About our Anti-Bullying Policies

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator - Kris Gould                                            kgould@mcsssd.us                                                         609-588-8438

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Mercer County Special Services School District

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Hamilton, New Jersey 08690



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