Special Education

Melanie Kray
Director of Special Education
Valley Green District Office, Shakopee

Jennifer Worshek
Assistant Director of Special Education
River Valley Education Center, Jordan

Merri Miller
Special Education Coordinator
Shakopee Town Square, Shakopee
JAF, Jordan


Angie Kahle
Special Education Coordinator
Watertown - Mayer

Tom White
Special Education Coordinator
401 Building, Chaska
Freedom Academy, Waverly
Lakeside Academy, Buffalo


Jyoti Sinha
Special Education Coordinator
East Creek Family Center, Chaska



Programs by Age

RISE
Reaching Independence through Structured Environments
ASD, DCD

RISE 1
River Valley Education Center
St. Boni Education Center

Grades K-5

RISE 2
River Valley Education Center
Grades 6-8

RISE 3
Shakopee Town Square
Grades 9-12


Stepping Stones
ASD, EBD
River Valley Education Center
St. Boni Education Center

Grades K-5

Oasis
EBD
401 Building
Grades 6-12

PRIDE
Practicing and Reaching Individual Dreams Everyday
DCD, EBD
River Valley Education Center
Grades 6-12

ASCENT
EBD
River Valley Education Center
Grades 6-8

FOCUS
Focused Opportunities to Consistently Teach Universal Social Skills
ASD
River Valley Education Center
Grades 6-8

ATTAIN
Academics & Transition Tools to Achieve Independence for Students with Neurobiological Needs
ASD, EBD
Shakopee Town Square
Grades 9-12

LinC
Learning in the Community
ASD, EBD
Shakopee Town Square
Grades 9-12

Passages
EBD
401 Building
Grades 9-12

Transitions
ASD, DCD, EBD
Shakopee Town Square
Ages 18-21



* The denotations for program focuses (ASD, DCD, and EBD) are suggestions. SouthWest Metro works hard to ensure students are placed in programs where they receive the individualized support they need, regardless of diagnosis or ability.