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A NETWORK OF HIGHLY TRAINED EDUCATORS

BUSINESS OPERATIONS

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Jon Hummel
Business Manager

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Stacey Benz

Executive Director of Education Operations

Degree

K-12 Administration

Hamline University

Master of Arts in Teaching, Elementary Education

Hamline University,

Hospitality & Tourism Management

University of Wisconsin-Stout

Licensed

K-12 Principal

K-6 Elementary Education

5-8 Communication Arts/Literature

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Dan Mades

Manager General Education & Growth

K-12 Special Education Consultant

Degrees
M.Ed. Special Education,

Bethel University
B.A. Social Studies Education 5-12, Bethel University

Licensed
Social Studies Education 5-12
Emotional Behavior Studies, K-12
Academic Behavior Specialists, K-12

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Andy Paulson
Executive Director of Ignite Service
 

MANAGING PARTNERS

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Jessica Schlegel

Founder-Managing Partner/ Early Childhood Special Education Consultant

Degrees
M.Ed. Early Childhood Special Education
B.A. Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education

Licensed
K-6 Elementary Education
K-3 Early Childhood Education
Birth-6 Early Childhood Special Education

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Melissa Novak

Managing Partner/ Early Childhood Special Education Teacher

Degrees
B.S. Early Childhood Special Education: Iowa State University
M.A. Ed: Saint Mary’s University
Autism Certificate Program: St. Cloud State University

Licensed
B-6 Early Childhood Special Education
B-Grade 3 Early Childhood Education
B-6 Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Lindsay DelMedico

Managing Partner/ Early Childhood Special Education Consultant

Degrees
B.S. Early Childhood Special Education and Early Childhood Education: University of Minnesota-Duluth
M.A. Ed: Saint Mary’s University
Autism Certificate Program: St. Cloud State University

Licensed
B-6 Autism Spectrum Disorder
Birth- Grade 3 Early Childhood Education
Birth-6 Early Childhood Special Education

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES

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Amy Muller

Manager of ECSE Services

Early Childhood Special Education Consultant/ Developmental Delay Consultant

Degrees
B.S. Early Childhood Special Education: University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
M.A. Education: Saint Mary’s University

Licensed
Birth-6 Early Childhood Special Education

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Annie Brockopp

Early Childhood Special Education Teacher/DD Consultant 

Degrees

University of MN Duluth - Unified Early Childhood Studies 

Licensed

Birth-Grade 3 Early Education
Birth- Age 6 Special Education

 

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Mey Chov

Early Childhood Special Education Consultant

Degrees

B.S. Child Psychology: University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

M. Ed. Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education: University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

 

Licensed

Birth – Age 6 Early Childhood Special Education

Birth – Grade 3 Early Childhood Education

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Courtney Flaherty

Early Childhood Special Education Consultant

Degree

B.A. Early Childhood Special Education: University of Minnesota-Duluth

Licensed

Birth- Grade 3 Early Education

Birth-6 Early Childhood Special Education

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Mandy Lindstrom

Screening Coordinator

Degree

*more info soon

Licensed

*more info soon

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Jennifer Purkat

More info coming soon 

Degree

*more info soon

Licensed

*more info soon

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Maria Rubio

Early Childhood Special Education Consultant

Degrees
B.S. Early Childhood Education: Ashworth College
M.S. Early Childhood Special Education: Minnesota State University, Mankato
Graduate Certificate: Autism Spectrum Disorders: Minnesota State University, Mankato

Licensed
B-6 Early Childhood Special Education
B-12 Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Brendean Ruis

Early Childhood Special Education Consultant / Developmental Delay Consultant​

Degrees

B.A Early Childhood Special Education and Early Childhood Education, University of Minnesota-Duluth
M.S Special Education-Specializing in Autism Spectrum Disorders,

University of North Dakota

Licensed

Birth-Grade 3 Early Education
Birth- Age 6 Special Education
Birth- Age 6 Autism Spectrum Disorders

 

SPECIAL EDUCATION OPERATIONS

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Melissa Holten

Manager of Special Education Operations

K-12 Special Education Consultant

Degrees
M.A. Teaching

University of St. Thomas,

B.S. Retail Merchandising
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities,

Licensed
Special Education: Academic Behavioral Strategist, K-12
Special Education: Learning Disabilities, K-12
Elementary Education, K-6
Mathematics, 5-8

 

AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER CONSULTANTS

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Caroline Becker

Liaison for School Based Services

Autism Spectrum Disorder Consultant

Degrees

BA in Trumpet Performance,

University of St. Thomas

MA in Music Education,

University of St. Thomas

MA in Special Education

(anticipated May 2022)

Bethel University

Licensed

K-12 Instrumental and General Music

K-12 Emotional Behavioral Disorders

B-12 Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Kelly Semlak

K-12 Special Education Consultant

Degree

Specialist Degree in Education Leadership, Minnesota State University-Mankato
M.A. Ed in Special Education, University of St. Thomas
B.A Ed in Physical Education, University of St. Thomas

 

Licensed

Director of Special Education
K-12 Developmental Delays
K-12 Specific Learning Disabilities

 

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Deborah Substad

K-12 Special Education Consultant

Degrees
B.S. Special Education: Bob Jones University

Licensed
Special Education: Emotional Behavior Disorders K-12
Special Education: Learning Disabilities K-12
Special Education: Developmental Disabilities K-12
Special Education: Academic and Behavioral Strategies K-12

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Mary Watkins

Autism Spectrum Disorder Behavior Consultant

Degree
M.A. Special Education, Autism Spectrum Disorders

Licensed
Special Education: Autism Spectrum Disorders (B-12)

 

SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS AND SOCIAL WORKERS

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Melissa Berg

School Psychologist

Degrees

Ed.S. School Psychology,

Minot State University

B.S. Psychology,

University of North Dakota

Licensed
PreK-12 School Psychologist

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Jacque Ims

School Psychologist

Degrees

BA in Psychology,

College of St. Benedict
MA in Educational Psychology and Ed.S. School Psychology from University of Minnesota 

Licensed
PreK-12 School Psychologist

Amanda Kleinhans

School Psychologist

Degrees

Ed.S. School Psychology,

University of Minnesota
M.A. Educational/School Psychology, University of Minnesota
B.A. Child Psychology,

University of Minnesota 
 

Licensed
PreK-12 School Psychologist

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Kelly Peterson

School Psychologist

Degrees

Ed School Psychology

University of Wisconsin – La Crosse

B.S. Psychology,

St. Cloud State University

Licensed
PreK-12 School Psychologist

Tessa Tanaka
Cayla Rother

Social Worker

Degree
B.A. Social Work from Luther College M.A. Ed from Concordia University

Licensed

Social Worker (LSW) Board of Social Work and School Social Worker I with the Department of Education

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Janet Quinn

School Psychologist

Degrees
B.A. in Psychology,

University of Montana
M.A. in School Psychology

University of Montana

Licensed
PreK-12 School Psychologist

Certifications
Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP)

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Paul Sisson

School Psychologist

Degrees
Ed.S. School Psychology and School Counseling,

University of Wisconsin River Falls 
M.S. Ed. School Psychology and School Counseling,

University of Wisconsin River Falls
B.S. Criminal Justice Studies, University of Minnesota

Licensed
Licensed Psychologist (LP 4009)

Certifications
Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP)

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Tessa Tanaka

School Psychologist

Degrees
Ed.S. School Psychology,

University of Wisconsin-River Falls
M.S.Ed. School Psychology,

University of Wisconsin-River Falls
B.A. Psychology,

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Licensed
School Psychologist

Pre-K to Grade 12

Certifications
Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP)

 

CONTRACT PROVIDERS

Sara Keller - Autism Consultant