and I am the Director of Special Education at Wauzeka-Steuben School District.
In addition to being the director of special education, I also am the coordinator of Response to Intervention, PBIS, 504 and District assessment. This is my second year at Wauzeka and my 28th year in education. I received my Bachelor’s of Science Degree at Winona State University, my Master’s Degree at Saint Mary’s University, my Specialist Degree at Saint Mary’s University and attended Bemidji State University to receive my Work Based Learning Licensure.
As a special education director, I love and live for watching students who have disabilities make gains and grow both academically and socially. Success is rewarding for students and being there to see their growth is exciting. I want each student to reach his or her full potential. The joy from watching acquisition of skills is why I love my position.
I came from Minnesota where I lived most of my life, with the exception of living at Lake Tahoe for 5 years. I enjoy spending time with my family at our home on the bluff. I have two grown children who are off making their own paths in the world. My husband and I enjoy traveling, gardening and fishing together. I also love crafts and to swim. I have 4 cats but not enough cats to be knows as a “crazy cat lady.”
Every day, I climb out of bed and say, “How can I help support students in their learning?” That is my goal each day and will continue to have that goal each and every day I am here at Wauzeka.