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Grades K-12 Special Education

Special Ed student at desk

Caring for students with unique needs

We provide special education and related services for eligible students identified to have a disability and who are in need of individualized and specially designed instruction. Working together with our staff and families, we:

  • Help children reach their potential through individualized program plans called Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) and Individualized Educational Plan (IEP), which promote development based on the child’s assessed level of function and need.
  • Support and educate families to help identify strengths and work with the challenges of children who have special needs.
  • Provide caregivers with information about community-based resources for their children.


Denise Cote
Student Support Services Supervisor

K-12 (Lily Lake, Rutherford, Stonebridge, Stillwater Middle School, Stillwater HIgh School)


Shannon Jax

Student Support Services Supervisor

K-12 (Afton-Lakeland, Andersen, Brookview, Lake Elmo, Oak-Land Middle School, Stillwater High School, Non-public schools)

If you suspect your child has a disability, talk with their teacher or building principal 
or call the Student Support Services office at 651-351-8605.

Learn More About Special Education