Welcome to Special Education

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Anne Meath and Courtney Leisman are the two Special Education Resource Teachers (SERTs) here at Waite Park servicing students K-5. Anne is the SERT for grades 3-5, while Courtney is the SERT for grades K-2. Both Anne and Courtney work with students on behavior and academic goals to improve students' abilities to function in the general education classroom. Both Anne and Courtney went to Minnesota State University, Mankato. Anne graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, and 2017 with a Master of Science in Special Education, specializing in Learning Disabilities. Courtney graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Special Education. 

Please don't hesitate to call or e-mail with any questions. 



Minneapolis Public Schools offers a wide-range of Special Education programs and services. To receive special education services, a student must first be evaluated and meet state criteria. Once qualified, an Individual Education Plan (IEP) is developed for the student. 


Anne and Courtney have put together some resources for families.


Accommodations for Students with Autism

Guide to Better Sleep for Kids with Autism

Autism Resource Center

Creating an Autism Friendly Home

Planning a Move with Autism

30 Ways to Celebrate Autism Awareness Month

Autism and Travel



ADDA – Attention Deficit Disorder Association



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