Special Education Department

Welcome to the Dover-Eyota Elementary Special Education Homepage!

The Special Education Department at the Dover-Eyota Elementary School provides assistance to identified students and their teachers. All referrals for identification must go through a Referral Review Team. Evidence of two documented interventions of change in the classroom environment to help the student succeed must be provided. Referrals are made for assistance, not for a particular program, i.e.: LD, or E/BD. Determination of need and delivery of service is made through an assessment that includes information from the classroom teacher and parents as well as standardized test scores. In addition to the following special education services, Dover-Eyota Schools have a school psychologist, speech/language pathologist, E/BD coordinator, and a physical therapist, occupational therapist, vision and hearing specialists, pre-school handicapped coordinator provided by the Hiawatha Valley Special Education District (HVED) on a part-time basis.

Meet our Staff:

Mandy Martin -- Emotional/Behavioral Disorders (E/BD)
Sheri Crowson -- Developmental Cognitive Disabilities (DCD)
                            Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
                            Learning Disabilities (LD)
Bryanna Balbach -- Adaptive Physical Education
Penny Garity -- Early Childhood (ECSE)
                         Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
                          Learning Disabilities (LD)
Amanda Mecum-- Developmental Cognitive Delay (DCD)
Sadie Linnihan -- School Psychologist
Annie Babcock -- Speech and Language Pathologist
Brandon Vogen -- Learning Disabilities (LD)
                              Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
                             Developmental Cognitive Delay (DCD)
                             Emotional/Behavioral Disorders (EBD)
Chris Eck -- Health Nurse

Hiawatha Valley Special Education District

Joni Brooks -- Occupational Therapist
Laura Watkins -- Teacher for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Stacie Ruskell -- Physical Therapist
Heather Holtan -- OHD/Assistive Technology Coordinator
Todd Erickson -- Audiologist
Terri Kersting -- Vision Consultant


Contact: Sheri Crowson