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

Tracy Baumann
Mental Health Practitioner
(507) 934.5420 ext 1237
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Alyssa Castro Arntson
Mental Health Practitioner
(507) 934.5420 ext 1237
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Amy Johnson
Therapist
(507) 934.5420 ext 1234
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Karen Leeb
Mental Health Practitioner
(507) 934.5420 ext 1237
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Kathryn Stuve
Mental Health Practitioner
(507) 934.5420 ext 1237
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MVS

Bill Herr
Teacher
(507) 934.5420 ext 1245
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Allison Lawrence
Teacher
(507) 934.5420 ext. 1320
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Belinda Lemus
Teacher
(507) 934.5420 ext 1249
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Jeff Portugue
Teacher
(507) 934.5420 ext 1240
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Ben Stein
Teacher
(507) 934.5420 ext 1232
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Paul Vasquez
Teacher
(507) 934.5420 ext 1238
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Zach Woodside
Teacher
(507) 934.5420 ext 1231
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Rock Bend ALC

Shawn Simonson
Teacher
(507) 934.5420 ext 1230
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Room 329 Rocks

Lisa Dudley
High School Teacher
(507) 934.4210 ext 5083
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Jeanne Madsen
High School Teacher
(507) 934.4212 ext 6111
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Early Intervention

Shawna Brandts
Teacher
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Katie Dailey
Teacher
(507) 934.5420 ext 1313
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Janelle Witt-Berg
Teacher
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Early Childhood Special Education

Kellie Satrom
Teacher - St. Peter
(507) 934.5703 ext 2013
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Staff Members

Lindsey Carlson
Physical Therapist
(507) 934.5420 ext 1324
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Charlotte Chouanard
Occupational Therapist
(507) 934.5420 ext 1303
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Nancy Christiansen
School Psychologist
(507) 934.5703 ext 3016
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Melissa Engel
Psychologist
(507) 934.5420 ext 1226
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Ashley Engles
Speech Pathologist
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Lindsey Finch
School Psychologist
(507) 934.5420 ext 1226
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Katlyn Grover
School Psychologist
(507) 934.5420 ext 1226
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Deborah Hentges
School Social Worker
(507) 934.4210 ext 5024
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Tracy Hill
Brailist
(507) 665.4700
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Kelsey Hutchins
Work Experience Teacher
(507) 934.5420 ext 1220
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Nichole Jacobson
DHH Teacher
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Sue Kawlewski
School Psychologist
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Janelle Korbel
Speech Path.
(507) 665.4700
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Kevin Krahn
School Psychologist
(507) 934.5420 ext 1226
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Laurie Kuster-Overn
Occupational Therapist
(507) 934.5420 ext 1322
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Jacki Madden
Special Education Consultant: Low Incidence and Autism
(507) 934.5420 ext 1224
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Paul Matejcek
Speech Pathologist
(507) 934.5420 ext 1312
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Trudy Obermeyer
Occupational Therapist
(507) 665.4700
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Laurie Palesotti
DHH Teacher
(507) 934.5420 ext 1251
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Martha Speckel
Speech Pathologist
(507) 232.3411
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Laura Svercl
Occupational Therapist
(507) 934.5420 ext 1316
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Cheryl Thoemke
Speech Path.
(507) 934.4210 ext 1558
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Nicole VanOverbeke
Social Worker
(507) 934.5420 ext 1246
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Melissa Wagner
Special Ed. Coordinator
(507) 934.5420 ext. 1236
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Jess Webb
Occupational Therapist
(507) 726.2320
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