Special Education

marquardt school district 15

 Marquardt School District 15 offers special education programs and related services for those students who have been determined eligible.  Eligibility and placement decisions are determined by the multidisciplinary team working with that student.  Parents are members of this team for their individual child.  Listed below is a description of the various types of programming available for eligible students.


Programs and Services

Early Childhood Special Education

 The Early Childhood Special Education Program is designed for students with identified developmental delays in the area of speech and language, motoric, behavioral and/or cognitive functioning. This program is designed to provide early intervention in each of the developmental areas.

Speech and Language

Speech and Language Services are provided for students with speech and/or language impairments which interfere with their educational or social development.

Resource

The Resource Program is designed for students who require special education services less than 50% of their school day.  This type of program can include consultation by the resource teacher to the regular classroom teacher and/or individual or small group direct instruction, by the special education teacher.

Specialized Academic Classrooms

(Supported by the Cooperative Association for Special Education) – Specialized Academic Classrooms are self-contained special education classrooms designed for students who exhibit difficulties in the area of communication, socialization and academics.  Support is also provided for students who have motor or sensory needs.  Some Specialized Academic Classrooms are located within the special ed. cooperative, but not within Marquardt District 15. 

Emotional Support Program – (ESP)

The ESP program is a highly structured program for students who exhibit emotional and/or behavioral difficulties.  These programs provide specialized techniques and emotional support to allow students to benefit from educational instruction.

Hearing Impaired

Programs for students with hearing impairments are available in cooperation with the C.A.S.E. or SASED Special Education Cooperatives.  Students may be serviced by an itinerant teacher who comes to the child’s home school or in a self-contained class structure.

Visually Impaired

Programs for students with a visual impairment are available in cooperation with the C.A.S.E. or SASED Special Education Cooperatives.  Students may be serviced by an itinerant teacher who comes to the child’s home school or in a self-contained class structure.


Preschool Screening

Preschool screening is offered periodically during the school year for children ages three to five not yet in kindergarten.  The areas of concept development, speech/language development, group learning, socialization, motor, and vision and hearing are assessed.  Parents should contact the Special Education Secretary at 630-469-7615 x 1161 to schedule an appointment.


Director of Special Education


AMIE KACZMAREK 

akaczmarek@d15.us
630-469-7615 ext. 1081

 

Bilingual Receptionist/ special education secretary

LYDIA GONZALEZ 

lgonzalez@d15.us
630-469-7615 ext. 1161

 

school Psychologist

kerri westra

kwestra@d15.us

Marquardt Middle School
(630) 858-3850 ext. 6112
Winnebago Early Childhood
(630) 351-3416 ext. 6112

SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST

Julie Kerstein

jkerstein@d15.us

Reskin 
(630) 469-0612 ext. 3143
Hall
(630) 469-7720 ext. 3143

SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST

Laurie Condra

lcondra@d15.us

Black Hawk 
(630) 893-5750 ext. 5061
Winnebago
(630) 351-3416 ext. 2109