Student Services

Team Overview: Waterville Valley Elementary School offers individualized programs and services to students with special needs. Individualized Education Plans are prepared with the involvement of parents/guardians who are regarded as full partners in the educational process. Emphasis is placed on maximizing academic progress in basic skill areas and in developing compensatory skills. Speech-language services, occupational therapy, and physical therapy are also available to eligible students. If you have any concerns about your child's learning, please reach out to the special educator in your child's corresponding grade level.

About Our Team

Contact Information:

ttalamini@pemibaker.org

(603) 236 - 4700


Tara Talamini

Special Education Teacher K-8 M.Ed.

As a special educator, I work with students in a variety of areas to support academics. Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my family, hiking year round, reading and going to the lake.

Contact Information:

asilvio@pemibaker.org

(603) 236 - 4700

Abby Silvio, M.Ed.

School Counselor

As your school counselor, my priority is to aid in cultivating a supportive school community where the needs of the whole-child are attended to. I strive to provide a comprehensive school counseling program that is aligned with the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) to support the development of social/emotional, academic, and career skills of all students. I am happy to work with students, staff, and parents to address any concerns that may arise. Please feel free to reach out.

When we are not in school, I enjoy hiking, skiing, and exploring the beautiful White Mountains with my family!


Ms. Silvio's Counseling Website

Pemi-Baker Region Counselor List




Contact Information:

cnigro@pemibaker.org

(603) 236-4700

Catherine Nigro, MA, Ed., MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathology

As a speech-language pathologist, I work with students in a variety of areas that impact communication. These areas include articulation, fluency (stuttering), receptive and expressive language, social language, reading, and writing.

Outside of school I enjoy traveling, reading, boating, skiing, and spending time on the river with family and friends.

If you have any concerns about your child's speech and/or language acquisition, do not hesitate to reach out!

Contact Information:

aavery@pemibaker.org

(603) 236-4700