Our Staff Members

Minnesota Valley Education District employees believe that all children are capable of learning and are entitled to receive an education. With that in mind, our staff members treat every child with respect and dignity. They work directly with families to ensure we address each child’s unique learning requirements. We are proud to serve and support the schools and families with special education needs.


Mental Health and Services

Amy Johnson
Therapist
507-934-5420 ext 1234

Tracy Baumann
Mental Health Practitioner
507-934-5420 ext 1237

Kelly Culbert
Mental Health Practitioner
507-934-5420 ext 1237

Karen Leeb
Mental Health Practitioner
507-934-5420 ext 1237

Kathryn Stuve
Mental Health Practitioner
507-934-5420 ext 1237

MVS

Nelson Anderson
Elementary Teacher
507-934-5420 ext 1232

Tamara Engel
High School Teacher
507-934-5420 ext 1231

Bill Herr
Middle School Teacher
507-934-5420 ext 1245

Allison Lawrence
Elementary Teacher
507-934-5420 ext. 1320

Belinda Lemus
Elementary Teacher
507-934-5420 ext 1232

Jeff Portugue
High School Teacher
507-934-5420 ext 1240

Paul Vasquez
Middle School Teacher
507-934-5420 ext 1238

Zach Woodside
Middle School Teacher
507-934-5420 ext 1245

Rock Bend ALC

Shawn Simonson
Teacher
507-934-5420 ext 1230

Room 329 Rocks

Jeanne Madsen
High School Teacher
507-934-4210 ext 1538

Lisa Dudley
High School Teacher
507-934-4210 ext 1538

Early Intervention

Audra Brenke
IFSP Facilitator
507-934-5420 ext 1253

Shawna Brandts
Teacher
507-934-5420

Liz Harris
Teacher
507-934-5420 ext 1316

Dorothy Rittal-McIntyre
Teacher
507-934-5420 ext 1313

Janelle Witt-Berg
Teacher
507-934-5420 ext 1249

Early Childhood Special Education

Kellie Satrom
Teacher - St. Peter
507-934-2754 ext 1259

Staff Members

Lindsey Carlson
Physical Therapist
507-934-5420 ext 1324

Charlotte Chouanard
Occupational Therapist
507-934-5420 ext 1303

Nancy Christiansen
School Psychologist
507-934-2754 ext 1247

Melissa Engel
Psychologist
507-934-5420

Ashley Engles
Speech Pathologist
507-484-1326

Lindsey Finch
School Psychologist
507-934-5420 ext 1242

Katlyn Grover
School Psychologist
507-934-5420

Deborah Hentges
School Social Worker
507-934-3260 ext 1619

Tracy Hill
Brailist
507-665-4700

Kelsey Hutchins
Work Experience Teacher
507-934-5420 ext 1317

Nichole Jacobson
DHH Teacher
507-934-5420`

Sue Kawlewski
School Psychologist
507-934-5420

Janelle Korbel
Speech Path.
507-665-4700

Kevin Krahn
School Psychologist
507-934-5420

Laurie Kuster-Overn
Occupational Therapist
507-934-5420 ext 1322

Jacki Madden
Special Education Consultant: Low Incidence and Autism
507-934-5420 ext 1224

Paul Matejcek
Speech Pathologist
507-934-5420 ext 1312

Trudy Obermeyer
Occupational Therapist
507-934-5420 ext 1325

Laurie Palesotti
DHH Teacher
507-934-5420 ext 1251

Ann Schimmel
Speech Path.
507-934-2754 ext 1235

Betsy Schultz
PTA

Martha Speckel
Speech Pathologist
507-232-3411

Laura Sverci
Occupational Therapist
507-934-5420

Cheryl Thoemke
Speech Path.
507-934-4210 ext 1558

Nicole VanOverbeke
Social Worker
507-934-5420 ext 1246

Melissa Wagner
Special Ed. Coordinator
507-934-5420 ext. 1236

Jess Webb
Occupational Therapist
507-726-2320

Quote by Anne Sullivan