Special Education – Districtwide

The Oconto Falls School District provides supports and services to students identified as having a disability as outlined by the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA. As a part of making special education and related services available to children with disabilities, the school must complete a school-based evaluation to determine a student’s eligibility.

Rules for determination of eligibility and areas of impairment can be found in Wisconsin Administrative Code, Section PI 11.36. This covers the areas of autism, intellectual disabilities, emotional behavioral disabilities, hearing impairments, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, significant developmental delay, speech/language impairments, specific learning disabilities, traumatic brain injury, visual impairments, and the need for special education.

 


 

Special Education High School

 

 

Desterheft, Michelle

Michelle Desterheft
Special Education Teacher

Oconto Falls High School

920-848-4467 or click to email

B.S., Special Education
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

M.S., Curriculum and Instruction
Lesley University

Cross Categorical Specialization

Team Member since 2003

Elliott, Kristen

Kristen Elliott
Special Education Teacher

Oconto Falls High School

920-848-4467 or click to email

B.S., Human development/Special Education
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Autism and Intellectual Disabilities ages 12-21 Specialization

Team Member since 2006

Kurzynske, Michael

Michael Kurzynske
Special Education Teacher

Oconto Falls High School

920-848-4467 or click to email


Lori Robinson
Special Education Teacher

Oconto Falls High School

920-848-4467 or click to email

Amanda Valitchka
Special Education Teacher

Oconto Falls High School

920-848-4467 or click to email

 


 

Special Education Middle School

 

Mr John Jahnke

John Jahnke
Special Education Teacher

Washington Middle School

920-848-4463 or click to email

Jennifer Angus
Special Education Teacher

Washington Middle School

920-848-4463 or click to email

Taylor Lodewegen
Special Education Teacher

Washington Middle School

920-848-4463 or click to email

Cody Nielsen
Special Education Teacher

Washington Middle School

920-848-4463 or click to email

 


 

Special Education Elementary School

 

Delanty, Kristina

Kristina Delanty
District Autism Specialist

Oconto Falls Elementary School

920-848-4476 or click to email

Miss Laurie Fries

Laurie Fries
Special Education Teacher

Oconto Falls Elementary School

920-848-4476 or click to email

Lagerquist, Susan

Susan Lagerquist
Early Childhood Teacher

Oconto Falls Elementary School

920-848-4476 or click to email

Harke, Sarah

Sarah Harke
Special Education Teacher

Oconto Falls Elementary School

920-848-4476 or click to email

Holtz, Sally

Sally Holtz
Special Education Teacher

Oconto Falls Elementary School

920-848-4476 or click to email

Ulla McClintock
Special Education Teacher

Oconto Falls Elementary School

920-848-4476 or click to email

Myslik, Elexis

Elexsis Myslik
Special Education Teacher

Oconto Falls Elementary School

920-848-4476 or click to email

Tammi Laluzerne
Special Education Teacher

Abrams Elementary School

920-826-5819 or click to email

 


 

Speech Language Therapists

 

Kari Pagel
Speech Therapist

Oconto Falls Elementary School

920-848-4476 or click to email

Foht, Tara

Tara Foht
Speech Therapist

Abrams Elementary School

920-826-5819 or click to email

Loew, Julie

Julie Loew
Speech Therapist

Oconto Falls Elementary School
Oconto Falls High School

920-848-4476 or click to email

Zeman, Pamela

Pamela Zeman
Speech Therapist

Oconto Falls Elementary School

920-848-4476 or click to email

 


 

 

Occupational Therapists

 

 

Hodkiewicz, Kristin

Kristin Hodkiewicz
CESA Occupational Therapist

Oconto Falls Elementary School
Washington Middle School

920-848-4476 or click to email

 

Physical Therapists

 

 

Jessica Carriveau
CESA Physical Therapist

Oconto Falls High School

920-848-4476 or click to email