Director of Special Education
The Student Services Department includes the areas of special education and pupil services. Our Student Services Department is dedicated to an investment in the learner as a whole and believes that strong relationships with children and families is at the heart of all that we do. We are committed to providing universal strategies and supports through social-emotional learning curriculum and prevention programs designed to provide students with the skills they need to engage socially, academically and within the greater community. We are solution-focused, creative, and strengths-based when it comes to designing programs and services to meet the unique challenges faced by students today. Our goal is to collaborate with all stakeholders to ensure that each child has what they need to be successful.
Student services cover a wide variety of topics, some of which include: child find/screening, special education, anti-discrimination law and 504 Plans, complaint reporting and investigation, school psychological and guidance services, home-bound services, homelessness, bullying, AODA prevention, community connections/resource, and data collection/analysis.
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I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Cardinal Stritch University. As a Special Education Learning Resource teacher, I have worked with and supported teachers and students in grades 1-5 and have been a Co-teacher in reading for grades 2, 3, & 4. Along with being a Special Education Case Manager, I also am Wheatland’s Student Services Program Support. In this role, I support and assist special education and general education teachers with effective writing and implementation of student Individual Education Plans (IEPs) for our special education students, as well as coordinate and serve as the district’s Co-teaching consultant.
I am married to my amazing husband, Jake and we have two wonderful children, Mason (12) and Gabriella (9), who also attend Wheatland. In my free time, I enjoy running, biking, reading, watching movies and traveling/camping with my family.
“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” -Malcolm X
Please contact me with any questions regarding the Student Services Department!
Hello Warhawk Families!
I am excited to start my 4th year at Wheatland Center School and my 15th school year as a counselor. As your child's school counselor, I look forward to focusing on the whole student and helping them become successful and well-rounded Warhawks. School counseling is available to all students in a variety of formats.
Classroom lessons for grades KG-5
I provide classroom support to the teachers by adding resources to their Social Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum, careers, and protective behaviors (parental letters are sent home before these lessons)
Life Choices Classes for grades 6-8 to include academic and career planning, goals, peer relationships, and social skills, and the Signs of Suicide (SOS) curriculum for 7th and 8th grade (parental letters are sent home before these lessons).
Welcome! | Signs of Suicide - MindWise (Resources for parents to understand what will be taught)
In addition to classroom lessons, I provide individual and small group counseling sessions on various topics that include friendship skills, anger management, grief, anxiety, self-esteem, and more. Typically, counseling services last approximately 6-8 weeks. Parents/guardians are welcome to make referrals for their child(ren) with our School-Based Mental Health service providers. (Mental Health/Wellness). In addition to counseling, I am your resource for information regarding family transitions (homelessness) McKinney Vento Family Information 2022-23, outside mental health referrals, and information regarding community services. Please contact me for more information regarding the learning successes of your child(ren).
Kori Kopp, (direct line) 262-537-3925 or send an email: firstname.lastname@example.org