Wayzata Public Schools

Special Education

Our special education program provides a range of services from birth to age 21 for students who qualify. Browse the directory below to learn about and find out who to contact with your questions about specific services and procedures.

Contact

Jody Remsing
Director of Special Services
763-745-5040
Jody.Remsing@wayzataschools.org

Jennifer Welk
Special Services Manager
763-745-5044
Jennifer.Welk@wayzataschools.org

Special Education Advisory Council

Early Intervention Services - Birth Up To Age 3

Early Intervention are services provided to a child and their family when the child has been found eligible based on a medical condition or delay in development, according to state criteria. These services occur within the child's natural setting and are often family-centered. Services may be provided by an early childhood special education teacher, speech pathologist, occupational therapist, physical therapist and/or other providers based on eligibility and need.

If you have concerns about your child's development you can call 763-745-5255 or make a referral online at MN Help Me Grow. Screening, evaluation and services are free to students who meet eligibility criteria.

Contact

Robin Henslin
Supervisor
763-745-5042
Robin.Henslin@wayzataschools.org

Early Childhood Special Education - Age 3 to K

Special education services are provided to eligible children age 3 up to Kindergarten entrance for those who meet special education state criteria. These services are often delivered in a center-based setting based on the unique needs of each child. Services may be provided by an early childhood special education teacher, speech pathologist, occupational therapist, physical therapist and/or other providers based on eligibility and need.

If you have concerns about your child's development you can call 763-745-5255 or make a referral online at MN Help Me Grow. Screening, evaluation and services are free to students who meet eligibility criteria.

Contact

Robin Henslin
Supervisor
763-745-5042
Robin.Henslin@wayzataschools.org

K-12 Special Education

The focus of K-12 special education is to ensure a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) for eligible students identified to have a disability and who are in need of individualized and specially designed instruction.

This instruction must provide progress towards goals and objectives through collaboration between parents/guardians, students and professional staff who:

  • assist in identifying students with disabilities using the multidisciplinary team process
  • implement due process standards in collaboration with the student's Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Team
  • provide the appropriate specialized instruction to students through their IEP, base on the child's disability-related need
  • monitor the student's progress based on the goals and objectives written in the IEP
  • actively participate in professional development to remain current with special education statutes, rules, regulations and best practices in specialized instruction

Procedural Safeguards

Contacts

Jeri Johnson, Supervisor
Birchview, Greenwood, Gleason Lake and Plymouth Creek Elementary Schools
Central and East Middle Schools
763-745-5062
Jeri.Johnson@wayzataschools.org

Bonnie Johnson, Supervisor
Kimberly Lane, Oakwood, Meadow Ridge and Sunset Hill Elementary Schools
West Middle School
763-745-5041
Bonnie.Johnson@wayzataschools.org

Shanna Lecy, Supervisor
Wayzata High School
763-745-6663
Shanna.Lecy@wayzataschools.org

Transition Programming - Ages 18 - 21

Our district contracts with Intermediate District 287 to provide these transition services for students between the ages of 18 and 21.

Total Special Education Program

The Total Special Education System (TSES) is a summary of the District's policy and procedures related to special education services.

Review the TSES for Wayzata Public Schools.

Jennifer Welk, Special Services Manager
Phone: 763-745-5044
Fax: 763-745-5059
Jennifer.Welk@wayzataschools.org