200 Hillvue Lane, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

PHONE: 412-366-2100

Supervisor of Special Education and Pupil Services

Guinevere E. Maximo

Ms. Guinevere E. Maximo

Contact Information

Ms. Guinevere E. Maximo
Supervisor of Special Education and Pupil Services
Email: GMaximo@northallegheny.org

Kelly Caldwell
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 412-635-4110
Fax: 412-369-5895
Email: KCaldwell@northallegheny.org

Overview and Philosophy

The Pupil Services Team is a coordinated group of professionals providing specialized services such as psychological, school counseling, health/wellness, student assistance, and social work to students within the North Allegheny School District. Each month, the Pupil Services Team meets with the Supervisor of Special Education and Pupil Services to discuss the coordination of District-wide activities and initiatives within each department.

A conceptual framework of Pupil Services is based on Chapter 12 Regulations of the Pennsylvania State Board of Education and is as follows:

I. Developmental Services

Developmental services include counseling, psychological services, health services, home and school visitor services, and social work services that support students in addressing their academic, behavioral, health, personal, and social development issues. Specifically, these services may include:

  • Orientation
  • Academic Counseling
  • Student Evaluation
  • Health Appraisals
  • Attendance Monitoring
  • Career Development
  • Resiliency and Wellness

II. Diagnostic, Intervention, and Referral Services

Pupil Services staff use diagnostic services to identify barriers that limit a student’s success in school. Intervention services actively engage pupil services staff in activities planned to eliminate specific barriers to student success. Pupil services staff may arrange for referrals to other school-based or school-linked professionals or may refer parents and guardians to appropriate community-based services for assistance. Examples of these services include:

  • Counseling
  • Assessment
  • Intervention
  • Placement
  • Community Referral

III. Consultation and Coordination Services

Consultation services are used by pupil services staff, in partnership with parents or guardians, to obtain assistance to address barriers and issues that are outside the scope of the student services professional. Consultation and coordination services may be used to assist in the diagnosis, intervention, or referral of students who face barriers to success. Coordination services connect school resources with other available resources to assist students in meeting their educational objectives. Examples of these services include:

  • Case Management
  • Community Liaison
  • Consultation
  • Home/Family Communication
  • Staff Development
  • Parent Education

IV. Other Services

Pupil Services personnel fulfill a variety of other functions in the school district, which contribute to the effectiveness of the system. Examples of these functions and duties include:

  • Record Maintenance
  • Research/Evaluation
  • Policy Recommendations
  • School Environment Assessment

Please refer to specific Pupil Services links for more information.