Special Education

Winona Area Public Schools embraces its mission in providing a continuum of services to all students. To empower students of all ages to be life-long learners who demonstrate creative thinking, critical analysis and problem solving skills in an ever changing and challenging world.

The district offers special education services for eligible children from birth to age 21 who are residents of the district or attend a public or nonpublic school within the district. Special education is instruction, specially designed to meet the unique needs of a student with a disability. It is provided at no cost to the family.

Below is a list of agencies in Winona County that serve students with disabilities ages 14 - 21. We apologize, in advance, for any omitted programs.

Many programs may require county case management to access:

Winona County Community Services - (507) 457-6200 for referrals and intakes

Dr. Sarah Knudsen

Director of Special Education
District Office

Angie Lepsch

Special Education Coordinator, Early Childhood Special Education
Goodview Early Childhood

Susan Ogren

Special Education Coordinator
Winona Middle School

Lori Ulrich

Special Education Coordinator
Winona Area Learning Center, Winona Senior High School