Welcome to the 2018-19 school year!

Hello! This is my 9th year here at MMS in special education.

I received my B.S. and M.A. in Communication Disorders from the U. of MN, Mpls., and a Teaching Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders through Hamline University. Prior to coming to Mahtomedi, I provided speech-language services at the K-3 and middle school levels in North Branch, MN, and South Washington County. Before that, I worked in adult rehab settings as a speech-language pathologist.

In advisory class, we focus on social-communication skills and learning self-regulation strategies. We will continue the social networking mentorship program. In Work Zone classes, I assist students with their organization and work-completion skills.

My husband and I live in rural Wisconsin just across the Stillwater bridge.  Our dog and assorted wildlife keep us from getting lonely since our only daughter is in St. Petersburg, FL working on her graduate studies.  

My hours are  7:30-3:30 every day. The best way to reach me is by email or voice mail. 

I hope your student(s) have a wonderful year!

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Contact: Patti Russell/ Phone 407-2261