The Cedar Grove Belgium Special Education Department provides a continuum of services and supports based on student needs so that every child with a disability will graduate ready for further education and/or the workforce. We prioritize individually developed goals to focus on creating independence and maximum potential for every student. Special education staff implement evidence-based interventions and practices and use data-driven decision making to assure all students are receiving high-quality instruction. We provide support and intervention services to promote academic achievement, social and emotional development, language and motor development and functional behavior.
We believe strongly that parents are our partners in helping children achieve at high levels and encourage home school collaboration. We partner with the Wisconsin Statewide Parent-Educator Initiative (WSPEI) and Cooperative Education Service Agency (CESA) #1& #7 to provide parent liaison services to parents and educators supporting children with special needs in the Cedar Grove-Belgium School District. These supports can assist parents and educators to work together to promote effective partnerships through positive communication, collaboration, and training for the purpose of improving education for children and young adults with disabilities. Rebecca Bannach is our parent Liaison.
Parent Liaison Overview.
Parent Advisory Group
In 2019 we started a Parent Advisory Group which meets approximately four times throughout the school year. If you are interested in attending a meeting or would like more information, please contact Tamra O’Keefe, Director of Pupil Services and Special Education.
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Every Fall and Spring the Cedar Grove School District conducts a Child Development screening for all resident children 3-5 years old. Screening is conducted to determine developmental delays as well as to provide parents with ways to help their child prepare for the 4K program the following September. A developmental screening is provided to help identify if a child is developing appropriately. In addition to this screening day, a parent may contact the school district at any time during the school year to have their child screened if they are concerned. Developmental Days Summary.
Special Education Staff:
Tamra O'Keefe, Director of Special Education and Pupil Services
Shelly Abler, Special Education Secretary
Mary Bolander, Speech
Mary Bolander, Speech
Natalie Brochtrup, Speech
Mary Suhorepetz, Early Childhood
Special Education Camps