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Special Education

Equitable opportunities to accelerate growth

District 196 Special Education is committed to equitable opportunities through high quality practices to accelerate growth for all students.

We provide a full continuum of services for students with disabilities. Our Special Education Department serves approximately 4,500 students who range in age from birth through 21. All schools in our district provide special education services with licensed special education teachers and offer intervention supports, evaluations and special education instruction.

District 196 offers a wide range of service delivery models. Most students receive services in their neighborhood school and, when possible, in their general education classroom setting. 

Special Education is specialized instruction specific to the student at no cost to parents. The instruction is designed to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability. Children must meet specific criteria set by the State of Minnesota and the Federal Government to receive special education services. Special Education is an instructional service, not a place. 

To receive special education services, a student must first be evaluated and meet state criteria. Once qualified, an Individual Education Plan (IEP) is developed for the student.

Center-Based Staff

Tammy Morett

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Location(s)
Woodland Elementary

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School Email
School Phone
651-683-6990

Kathleen Amstutz

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Location(s)
Woodland Elementary

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School Email
School Phone
651-683-6990

Kristen Sellman-Sanchez

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Location(s)
Woodland Elementary

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School Email
School Phone
651-683-6990

Resources Teachers

Nicole Dunne

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Location(s)
Woodland Elementary

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School Email
School Phone
651-683-6990

Laura Tramonte

Faculty Information

Location(s)
Woodland Elementary
Title(s)
CIP Teacher

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School Email
School Phone
651-683-6990

Lori Olson

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Location(s)
Woodland Elementary

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School Email
School Phone
651-683-6990

Interventionists

Carol Wekesser

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Location(s)
Oak Ridge Elementary

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School Email
School Phone
651-683-6970

Sean Nash

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Location(s)
Woodland Elementary

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School Email
School Phone
651-683-6990

Marcy Noodell

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Location(s)
Woodland Elementary

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School Email
School Phone
651-683-6990

Anna Tauer

Faculty Information

Location(s)
Deerwood Elementary
Title(s)
ECSE Speech

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School Email
School Phone
651-683-6801

Support Paraprofessionals

Kyle Borak

Faculty Information

Location(s)
Woodland Elementary

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School Email
School Phone
651-683-6990

Allie Knight

Faculty Information

Location(s)
Woodland Elementary

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School Email
School Phone
651-683-6990

Rachel Vickery

Faculty Information

Location(s)
Woodland Elementary

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School Email
School Phone
651-683-6990

Mariah Brammer

Faculty Information

Location(s)
Woodland Elementary

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School Email
(Primary)
School Phone
651-683-6990

Sue Hutcheson

Faculty Information

Location(s)
Woodland Elementary

Contact Information

School Email
School Phone
651-683-6990

Cynthia Zwart

Faculty Information

Location(s)
Woodland Elementary
Title(s)
SSA

Contact Information

School Email
School Phone
651-683-6990