Special Education

Special education professionals staff Community Education. Our goal is to provide the appropriate level of service to meet the student's individual educational needs. The ways in which a student is served is explained in the Individual Educational Plan.

Referral
A teacher, outside agency, parent or other concerned adult, may make referrals to special education. Intensive interventions are implemented prior to proceeding to assessment for special education.

Assessment
A multi-disciplinary team completes a comprehensive assessment. Areas addressed may include academic, social/emotional, motor, cognitive, speech-language and sensory. The multi-disciplinary team may include classroom teacher, parent, school psychologist, school social worker, special education teacher, and related service personnel.

Placement
If children qualify for services, a team is convened including the parent to develop an individual educational plan. Services may be provided in the regular classroom or special education resource room. Services may be provided through consultation with classroom teacher or directly with licensed special education personnel.

For more information about special education in general, please visit the Meeker and Wright Special Education Cooperative (MAWSECO) website.

For more information contact:

Kathryn Anglin
Annandale Early Childhood Special Education Teacher
320-274-3058
kanglin@isd876.org

Kari Dircks
Annandale Early Childhood Speech-Language Pathologist
320-274-3058
kdircks@isd876.org

Brooke Zumbusch
Annandale Early Childhood Special Education Teacher
320-274-3058
bzumbusch@isd876.org