Deb has been a special education teacher for over 25 years. She currently teaches special needs students 5th-7th grade in the Westonka School District. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Northern Iowa. She completed her doctorate in Educational leadership from Hamline University.
Larry Iwen has over 20 years of teaching experience in special education and is currently employed by St. Paul Public Schools as a high school learning disabilities teacher at Highland Park Senior High School. He holds a bachelors degree in special education from the University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh and a masters degree in education with an emphasis in leadership from Southwest State University in Marshal, MN. He is licensed in areas of Specific Learning Disabilities (K-12) and Cognitive Developmental Disabilities (K-12). In 2002 Larry earned National Board Certification as an Early Childhood through Young Adult Exceptional Needs Specialist. He has served on the Board of Directors and as President of the Minnesota Council for Exceptional Children (MNCEC) and is actively involved in staff development experiences with the Midwest Instructional Leadership Council (miLc). This is his first year with St. Mary’s but he previously taught adult learners in the LD licensure program for four years at Augsburg College in Minneapolis.
TOSA teacher on special assignment. Responsible for Due Process and student intakes for 2 special education programs. Masters EBD K-12. BA Social Work. 12 years classroom teacher / high school EBD / setting IV.
Roger spent 15 years as a principal for separate site EBD/DCD Federal Setting IV Programs in JSD 621. Masters EBD K-12. Roger spent 6 years as a classroom teacher in an 18-21 year-old transition program in district 287. He spent 2 years as a middle school social studies teacher and coach.