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

Wendy Harward

Director of Special Education
District Office

Karen Hemker

District Wide Special Education Coordinator
District Office

Camielle Hughes

Special Education Coordinator
Washington Kosciusko Elementary School, Goodview Elementary School, Jefferson Elementary School

Angie Lepsch

Special Education Coordinator, Early Childhood Special Education
Goodview Early Childhood

Kristin Nibbelink

Special Education Coordinator
Winona Senior High School

Tina Roloff

Special Education Coordinator
Winona Middle School

Beth Yonts

Special Education Coordinator
Jefferson Elementary School