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)

Rachel Baerbock
Teacher
(507) 934-5420
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Jenna Boman
Teacher
(507) 934-5420, ext. 8231
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Cori Irwin
Teacher
(507) 934-5420, ext. 8227
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Allison Lawrence
Teacher
(507) 934-5420, ext. 8221
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Megan Monson-Conlon
Teacher
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Lisa Senear
Teacher
(507) 934-5420, ext. 8245
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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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Early Intervention

Shawna Brandts
Teacher
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Katelyn Cavanaugh
Teacher
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Janelle Witt-Berg
Teacher
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Staff Members

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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Deann Johnson
Speech Language Pathologist
(507) 934-5420, ext. 8256
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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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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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Lornah Nyagwaya
Social Worker
(507) 934-5420, ext. 8246
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Laurie Palesotti
DHH Teacher
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Chelsey Sandt
DAPE Teacher/Physical & Health Disabilities Consultant
(507) 934-5420, ext. 8230
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Jeanne Schoeppner
Speech Language Pathologist
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Shawn Simonson
PAES Lab Teacher
(507) 934-4210, ext. 8240
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Laura Svercl
Occupational Therapist
(507) 934-5420, ext. 8216
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Cheryl Thoemke
Speech Language Pathologist
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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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