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. 8237
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Tiffany Jenson
Mental Health Practitioner
(507) 934-5420, ext. 8239
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Karen Leeb
Mental Health Practitioner
(507) 934-5420, ext. 8244
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Kathryn Stuve
Mental Health Practitioner
(507) 934-5420, ext. 8229
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Minnesota Valley School (MVS)

Alyssa Castro Arntson
Teacher
(507) 934-5420, ext. 8228
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Bill Herr
Teacher
(507) 934-5420, ext. 8245
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Tara Kortz
Teacher
(507) 934-5420, ext. 8227
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Allison Lawrence
Teacher
(507) 934-5420, ext. 8221
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Ben Stein
Teacher
(507) 934-5420, ext. 8232
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Paul Vasquez
Teacher
(507) 934-5420, ext. 8238
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Minnesota River School (MRS)

Cassie Cummiskey
Teacher
(507) 934-3260, ext. 4000
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Jeanne Madsen
Teacher
(507) 934-4212, ext. 6111
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Haley Williams
Teacher
(507) 934-4210, ext. 5083
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Minnesota Prairie School (MPS)

Savanna Linder
Teacher
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Early Intervention

Shawna Brandts
Teacher
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Katie Dailey
Teacher
(507) 934-5420, ext. 8213
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Janelle Witt-Berg
Teacher
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Staff Members

Rachel Baerbock
PAES Lab Teacher
(507) 934-4210, ext. 8240
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Allison Bahlmann
Special Education Coordinator
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Bekah Blaschko
Occupational Therapist
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Lindsey Carlson
Physical Therapist
(507) 934-5420, ext. 8223
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Nancy Christiansen
School Psychologist
(507) 934-2754, ext. 3016
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Melissa Engel
School Psychologist
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Lindsey Finch
School Psychologist
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Nichole Jacobson
DHH Teacher
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Kelsey Jaycox-Hutchins
Secondary Transitions Services Coordinator
(507) 934-5420, ext. 8220
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Amy Johnson
Social Worker
(507) 934-5420, ext. 8234
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Sue Kawlewski
School Psychologist
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Kevin Krahn
School Psychologist
(507) 934-5420, ext. 8226
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Laurie Kuster-Overn
Occupational Therapist
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Malorie Kutil
Speech Language Pathologist
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Chelsey Lieffring
DAPE Teacher
(507) 934-5420, ext. 8230
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Allison Lundahl
School Psychologist
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Jacki Madden
Low Incidence Services Coordinator
(507) 934-5420, ext. 8224
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Paul Matejcek
Speech Language Pathologist
(507) 934-5420, ext. 8212
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Laurie Palesotti
DHH Teacher
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Jeanne Schoeppner
Speech Language Pathologist
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Laura Svercl
Occupational Therapist
(507) 934-5420, ext. 8216
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Fiona Swanson
Social Worker
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Cheryl Thoemke
Speech Language Pathologist
(507) 934-4212, ext. 5080
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Nicole VanOverbeke
Social Worker
(507) 934-5420, ext. 8246
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Melissa Wagner
Special Ed. Coordinator
(507) 380-0214
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Jess Webb
Occupational Therapist
(507) 726-2320
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Ben Winkels
Work-Based Learning Teacher
(507) 934-5420, ext. 8233
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Rock Bend - St. Peter's ALC

Jeff Portugue
Teacher
(507) 934-5892, ext. 8302
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Shawn Simonson
Teacher
(507) 934-5892, ext. 8303
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