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Special Education & Student Services


Special Education & Student Services is a constellation of activities, functions and services designed to help identified students experience success and benefit from school experiences. Student services programs touch the lives of various children in the District. Services include programming for children with disabilities from age three through age 21, support for students experiencing homelessness as defined by McKinney-Vento, and gifted and talented education. Students are provided these services in order to: better understand his/her own uniqueness, adjust to the demands of the school environment, achieve social and academic competence, assume responsibility, set goals, and make meaningful life decisions.

The success of student services programs is dependent upon a team approach of teachers, student services personnel and the school's administrative-supervisory staff. Essentially, student services are provided directly to students or indirectly through teachers, parents, administrators, school programs or activities and community agencies.



TARA ZEAL  DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL EDUCATION & STUDENT SERVICES
The Director of Special Education & Student Services is responsible for the development, coordination, and supervision of special education and the coordination of programming for children with disabilities from age three through age 21. Other responsibilities include the supervision of the District's EL Department, Counseling Department, Nursing Department, Community Resource Navigator, School Psychologist and the coordination of services for students experiencing homelessness, staff training, pupil nondiscrimination, and civil rights compliance.

KATIE LUDOLPH  SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST
The School Psychologist serves as an education consultant, diagnostician and coordinator regarding the behavioral and educational management of individual children. The school psychologist has special training to administer and interpret the findings of a variety of individual tests; and participates in the planning and educational management efforts with the staff in regard to special programming for individuals or groups of students.

KATIE KOSTREVA  PROGRAM SUPPORT TEACHER
The Program Support Teacher serves as a resource and support for Special Education Staff members in educating students with disabilities.  The Program Support Teacher also supports the district in implementing Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS/Spartan Way) to support all students in making good behavioral choices.

CHELSEA BRIEN DISTRICT COMMUNITY RESOURCE NAVIGATOR
The Community Resource Navigator serves as a resource for our district students, families, and staff.  This role assists in mitigating the impact of less desired situations in efforts to enhance the well-being of all our students and families both at school and in the community.  In partnership with the student(s) and family, the Community Resource Navigator works to understand what social determinants of health are being impacted while providing connections to outside resources to address the need(s).  The community resource navigator strives to ensure that all students have equal opportunities to be their best and healthiest selves.

TERR RUECKL  SPECIAL EDUCATION & STUDENT SERVICES ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Building Info

112 N Main St
P.O. Box 288
Luxemburg, WI 54217
Phone: (920) 845-5549
Fax: (920) 845-5717