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  • About Lori Wisnauski

    Lori Wisnauski has been an educator and advocate for students over the past fifteen years in her roles as a teacher, assistant principal and student services coordinator. She has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from National Louis University, a Master of Education in School Leadership from Concordia University, a Learning Behavioral Specialist endorsement from the University of St. Francis and an EL endorsement from Benedictine University. Lori brings with her a deep commitment and passion for providing instruction that meets each students’ individual needs. Having raised a child with a learning disability, Lori has encountered first-hand the difficulties and possibilities that exist for these students and their parents. This first-hand experience provides her with unique understanding and ability to make connections with students and families. It is her goal to ensure that students have the opportunity to learn and succeed in Gavin SD 37 and beyond.

  • About Special Services

    Welcome to Gavin District 37 Special Services office. Gavin School District 37 offers a full continuum of special education and related service to children grades Pre-Kindergarten through grade 8 that have been identified with having a disability under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA).

    The goal of special education and related services is to support each child and address their individual needs. An Individualized Education Program (IEP) is developed in collaboration with parents, general education teachers, and special service staff on a yearly basis minimally. All service decisions are team driven with the least restrictive environment as our focus. 

    We have Structured Learning and Life Skills classrooms that focuses on students with academic needs, social-emotional needs, multiple needs, and needs that may fall on the Autism Spectrum. In addition, we offer the following services:

     Academic Support  Occupational Therapy
     Adaptive Physical Education  Physical Therapy
     Assistive Technology  Psychological/Social Work
     Health Assistants  Speech and Language
     Hearing Itinerants  Vision Itinerants

    If you, as a parent, have concerns about your student’s progress or information about an IEP, please contact your student’s teacher, case manager or the Student Services Coordinator.