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Special Education

In addition to Learning Resource classrooms for Prairie Ridge students ages 14 - 18, Prairie Ridge High School also houses D155's 18-22 transition program, known as STRIVE, for students across the district.

Students enrolled in the Learning Resource curriculum are provided:

  • Direct instruction classes, such as math and reading
  • Additional supports through guided studies, such as ACCESS
  • Related services
  • Social emotional support

STRIVE is District 155's transition program for students 18 - 22 which focuses on functional academics, independent living skills, and preparation for postsecondary employment.

The program also offers a full bench of related services based on student needs. This may include, but is not limited to the following:

  • Speech & language pathology
  • Occupational & physical therapy
  • Vision & hearing therapy
  • Orientation & mobility
  • Social emotional support

To learn more about STRIVE, click here.

 

Contact Us

Matt Collins
Division Leader
Email: mattcollins@d155.org

Karen Rocks
Special Education Administrative Assistant
Email: krocks@d155.org

Dennis Brady
Teacher
Email: dbrady@d155.org

John Carroll
Teacher
Email: jcarroll@d155.org

Abby Gonzalez
Teacher
Email: agonzalez@d155.org

Laura Harrison
Teacher
Email: lharrison@d155.org

Kerrie Kurth
Teacher
Email: kkurth@d155.org

Haley Roeder
Teacher
Email: hroeder@d155.org

Kaitlyn Sanford
Teacher
Email: ksanford@d155.org

Jason Schwab
Teacher
Email: jschwab@d155.org

Melissa Shasteen
Teacher
Email: mshasteen@d155.org

Judy Swett
Teacher
Email: jswett@d155.org

Jayme Weyrauch
Teacher
Email: jweyrauch@d155.org

Sandra Whelan
Teacher
Email: swhelan@d155.org

Paraprofessionals

Diane Barber
Paraprofessional
Email: dbarber@d155.org
 

Shannon Barnard
Paraprofessional
Email: sbarnard@d155.org

Hannah Broadus
Paraprofessional
Email: hbroadus@d155.org

Janice Brown
Paraprofessional
Email: jabrown@d155.org

Henry Compere
Paraprofessional
Email: hcompere@d155.org

Katharine Czarnecki
Paraprofessional
Email: kczarnecki@d155.org

Chris Elston
Paraprofessional
Email: celston@d155.org

Rae Friesen
Paraprofessional
Email: rfriesen@d155.org

Lali Gasparov
Paraprofessional
Email: lgasparov@d155.org

Carrie Goldberg
Paraprofessional
Email: cgoldberg@d155.org

Toni Held
Paraprofessional
Email: theld@d155.org

Arlin Housh
Paraprofessional
Email: ahoush@d155.org

Richard Jacobson
Paraprofessional
Email: rjacobson@d155.org

Randall Jones
Paraprofessional
Email: rjones@d155.org

Anita Juarez Mora
Paraprofessional 
Email: ajuarez@d155.org

Melissa Kelly
Paraprofessional
Email: mekelly@d155.org

Lara Knudsen
Paraprofessional
Email: lknudsen@d155.org

Susannah Kreher
Paraprofessional
Email: skreher@d155.org

Cindy Malouf
Paraprofessional
Email: cmalouf@d155.org

Debra Meyer
Paraprofessional
Email: dmeyer@d155.org

Andrea Okonek
Paraprofessional
Email: aokonek@d155.org

Jennifer Poulos
Paraprofessional 
Email: jpoulos@d155.org
 

Susan Proebsting
Paraprofessional
Email: sproebsting@d155.org

Anita Reiche
Paraprofessional
Email: areiche@d155.org

Laura Rine
Paraprofessional
Email: lrine@d155.org

John Rossmiller
Paraprofessional 
Email: jrossmiller@d155.org

Sherry Taliaferro
Paraprofessional
Email: staliaferro@d155.org

Helen Vestergren-Carnrite
Paraprofessional
Email: hvestergren@d155.org

Jill Weldon
Paraprofessional
Email: jweldon@d155.org