Welcome to the Special Services web page for the St. Michael-Albertville School District! The purpose of Special Services 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 in partnership with families and community agencies.
Services are available for learners who meet eligibility requirements established by state and federal education departments in the following: Special Education, Section 504, and the Homeless/McKinney-Vento Act.
Special Education Partners
Cooperative Service Partners
Heidi Nistler - Director, Sherburne and Northern Wright Special Education Cooperative
Kris Jenkins - Special Education Coordinator, Grades 5-12
Phone: 763-497-4524 ext. 4217
Kristie Redmann - Special Education Coordinator, Grades K-4
Phone: 763-497-4882 ext. 2141
Janelle Ortiz - Early Childhood Special Education Coordinator
Inclusive Schools Week
December 2-8th, 2019 is Inclusive Schools Week as proclaimed by Governor Walz
Whereas: Minnesota is committed to providing education in schools and classrooms that is welcoming and inclusive for all Minnesota children; and
Whereas: Minnesota educators recognize that each child is unique and learns better if teaching is tailored to their abilities and interests; and
Whereas: The educators and families of Minnesota have been working hard to ensure that classrooms and schools are characterized as being high performing and inclusive; and
Whereas: Through these efforts, the educators and families of Minnesota have contributed significantly to building a stronger and more inclusive community; and
Whereas: Minnesota educators and families deserve to celebrate their successes and to reflect on how they can continue to further improve; and
Whereas: Minnesota families and educators join with schools, districts, and communities around the country celebrating Inclusive Schools Week.
"Spread the Word is a global engagement campaign to increase inclusion amongst people with and without developmental disabilities through grassroots action. In schools, workplaces, and communities around the world, local leaders are taking a pledge to create socially inclusive places to learn, work, and live."
Learn more: Spread the Word Inclusion