Student Services Staff

  • Linda Mithaug

    Director of Student Services 
    Title IX Coordinator for Students


    P: (609) 671-5430

    F: (609) 671-3401


    Ms. Linda Mithaug is the Director of Student Services at Lawrence Township Public Schools.  Prior to coming to Lawrence Township, Ms. Mithaug was the Director of Pupil Services for the Montclair Public School District, where she was responsible for supervising the special education programs, nurses and student assistance counselors. Ms. Mithaug earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University, Administration and Supervision Certification from Montclair State University, and a Masters of Arts from Teachers College, Columbia University. This is Ms. Mithaug’s third position as Director of Student Services, having served previously in the roles of special education teacher, LDT-C child study team member and special education supervisor in Bloomfield Public Schools. Ms. Mithaug's background also includes administrative oversight and program development.

    In addition to providing support for staff members, Ms. Mithaug is deeply committed to developing strong partnerships between parents, community members and the school district in order to provide the best outcomes for students requiring special education services. She is passionate about developing a continuum of programs for students in their home district and works closely with central office and building administrators to align district resources.




  • Jennifer Buddie Debiec

    Supervisor of Special Education/CST Grades Pre K - 6th

    (609) 671-5423


    Jennifer has been involved in education for the past ten years, beginning her career in Hamilton Township where she taught in both inclusion, self-contained, and general education settings at the elementary level and worked to enhance relationships among stakeholders as a Climate and Culture Specialist. Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Arts in both Communication and Spanish at Rutgers University. She earned her Master of Arts in Teaching at The College of New Jersey and is dual certified in elementary and special education.  Jennifer also earned both Principal and Supervisor certifications from The College of New Jersey. 


    Michele Deremer

    Supervisor of Special Education/CST Grades 7th - Graduation

    (609) 671-5425


    Michele attended Ithaca College where she received a BS for Therapeutic and Recreation Services and is nationally certified as a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist. In addition, she attended William Paterson’s graduate teaching program where she earned her Teacher of the Handicapped Certification. Thereafter, she attended The College of New Jersey for her Masters of Education in Educational Leadership where she earned her Principal and Supervisor certification. Prior to Lawrence, Michele was a Supervisor of Special Services for Union Township School District in Hunterdon County for 2 ½ years. Prior to that, she was a special education teacher for 7 years in Hillsborough School District, prior to that she taught 2 years in a private school for special education students, and finally prior to that she was a recreation therapist in a hospital and private school setting.


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