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Kara Saldierna
Director of Special Education

Office: (531) 299-9461

Fax: (531) 299-0386

If you have concerns regarding the

development of your child who is

between the ages of birth to 5 years old,

please call the Early Childhood Referral Line

at 531-299-0242 to discuss your concerns.

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Special Education Division

Staff Directory


Director of Special Education

Kara Saldierna

(531) 299-9461

Special Education Coordinators

Christine Young

Special Education Coordinator

(531) 299-9464

Amber Wicherski

Special Education Coordinator

Program contact for School Psychologists

(531) 299-9465

Alternate Curriculum Program (ACP)

Robin Quinn

ACP Supervisor, Elementary ACP

 (531) 299-9483

Abbie Schmidt

ACP Supervisor, Secondary ACP

Phone:  531-299-9496


Behavioral Skills Program (BSP)

Kylee Starmer-Wilson

BSP Supervisor

(531) 299-9497

Early Childhood Special Education (3-5 year olds)

Felicia Tweedy

ECSE Supervisor, Supports classrooms North of Blondo

(531) 299-9519


Carrie Baden

ECSE Lead Teacher, Supports classrooms South of Blondo

(531) 299-9698

Early Development Network (B-3 year olds)

Connie Coltrane

EDN Supervisor

(531) 299-9569

Lori Chatfield

EDN Lead Teacher

(531) 299-9549

Hearing Impaired Program, Homebound Program, Visually Impaired Program

Meribeth Jackson


(531) 299-9478


Integrated Learning Program (ILP)

Sandy Bender

ILP Program Director


JP Lord School, Occupation Therapy, Physical Therapy

Laura Mac-Holmes

JP Lord Principal, OT/PT Supervisor

(402) 554-6771

Resource Program (Elementary & Secondary)

Valerie Carritt

Resource Supervisor for Benson West, Edison, Florence, Gomez, Harrison, Jackson, Highland, Walnut Hill,  McMillan, North High

Phone:  531-299-9491


Liz McGuire

Resource Supervisor for Adams, Conestoga, Dundee, Field Club, Joslyn, Kellom, Sunny Slope, Bryan Middle,  Non-Public Schools

Phone:  531-299-9492


Michelle Gaither

Resource Supervisor for Belle Ryan, Crestridge, Kennedy, King Elementary, Lothrop, Pinewood, Prairie Wind, Skinner, Spring Lake, Standing Bear, Buffett

Phone:  531-299-9493

Adia Brightman

Resource Supervisor for Bancroft, Boyd, Columbian, Franklin, Gilder, Indian Hill, Minne Lusa, Pawnee, Saddlebrook, Wakonda, KSTM

Phone:  531-299-9487

Chris Pereira

Resource Supervisor for Beals, Catlin, Chandler View, Druid Hill, Gateway, Oak Valley, Picotte, Washington, Nathan Hale, Morton, Northwest

Phone:  531-299-9520

Alissa Jangulo

Resource Supervisor for Ashland Park Robbins, Castelar, Jefferson, Liberty, Spring Lake, Wilson, Norris, Bryan Middle, Lewis & Clark, Central High

Phone:  531-299-9488


Kara Boyer

Resource Supervisor for Fontenelle, Fullerton, Miller Park, Mount View, Rosehill, Omaha Virtual School, Marrs, Monroe,South High, Benson High

Phone:  531-299-9489

Melissa Prante

Resource Supervisor for Belvedere, Central Park, Dodge, Hartman, Masters, Ponca, Sherman, Western Hills, Beveridge, Davis, Burke High

Phone:  531-299-9486

Social Work Program

Stephanie Hoesing



Special Education Student Placement

Dan Weidner

Placement Officer(531) 299-9679

Speech-Language Program

Lori Skrobecki


(531) 299-9485


Transition & Work-Based Learning

Shana Frodyma

Transition & Work-Based Learning Supervisor

(531) 299-9490