Welcome to the 2016-17 school year!

Hello! This is my 7th 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. Our social networking mentorship program will be starting up later this quarter. 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 two dogs and assorted wildlife keep us from getting lonely since our only daughter just moved to Tampa, FL for college.  

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 407-2217