Welcome to Special Education web page for the St. Michael-Albertville School District! The mission of special education at STMA is to facilitate appropriate education for students with diverse learning needs and abilities; this is accomplished through collaboration with general education to provide a continuum of services delivered in the least restrictive environment in partnership with families.
The Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) entitles every student to a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment (LRE) through their local school district from age 3 to age 21. To ensure a FAPE, a team of professionals from the local educational agency meet with the student's parents to identify the student's unique educational needs, to develop annual goals for the student, and to determine the placement, program modification, testing accommodations, counseling, and other special services that the student needs. These choices are recorded in a written Individualized Educational Program (IEP). The school is required to develop and implement an IEP that meets the standards of federal and state educational agencies.
Kris Jenkins- Special Education CoordinatorPhone: 4211 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Big Woods, Fieldstone, St. Michael Elementary, Middle School East, Middle School West
Allyson Kuehn- Special Education DirectorEmail: email@example.com Website: http://www.sherburnenorthernwrightspecialeducationcooperative.org/
Stephanie Loesch- Special Education CoordinatorPhone: 8019 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org STMA High School, Knights Academy
Janelle Ortiz- Early Childhood Special Education CoordinatorEmail: email@example.com St. Michael Elementary