Heather Drumm, School Psychologist (Canterbury/College Park)
423-2770, ext. 5105
Sue Williams, School Psychologist (Highland View)
423-2750 ext. 2205
Tom Shields, School Psychologist (GHS/GMS)
423-2800, ext 3405
Trisha Kilpin, School Social Worker (GHS/Highland View)
423-0110, ext 4306
David Vogt, School Social Worker (Canterbury/GMS)
423-2800, ext 3107
Bridget Blask, School Counselor (College Park)
423-2850, ext 6114
Greendale Schools Joins
Greendale Schools is a member of the Parents United Consortium. Parents United presents speakers AT NO COST on topics that are of interest to parents and professionals, who reside in membership districts.
The attached brochure features information about upcoming presentations. Please contact Colleen McHugh-Moore, Director of Pupil Services: firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-423-2714 if you have questions or require more information.
Pupil Services/Special Education
The Greendale School District offers a continuum of services for children who qualify for special education and related services, aged 3-21. All children suspected of having a disability are referred for an evaluation to determine if they have a special need in one or more of the following areas:
District Parent Liaison
Laurie Kovacic is the District Parent Liaison for the Greendale School District. Laurie is available to answer questions you may have about the special education process. Ms. Kovacic has received training through the Wisconsin Parent Education Initiative (WSPEI) grant. She may be reached at: email@example.com
Elementary School Counselor, School Psychologists and School Social Workers
A major goal of education is to promote personal growth, and to prepare pupils to become literate and motivated workers, caring family members, and responsible citizens. Students encounter personal, social, economic and institutional challenges. Strategies are essential to address these challenges, promote success and prevent educational failure. School social workers and school psychologists are trained to provide appropriate prevention and intervention strategies to remove barriers to learning. These professionals are partners with other educators, parents and the community, working to: maintain high expectations of all pupils, facilitate pupils reaching their highest potential, foster optimum teaching and learning conditions, and prevent school failure.
School social workers and school psychologists respond to teachers, staff and parents concerns about students at risk. Together they work to develop, implement and evaluate programs to help students. They may intervene in areas related to students’ learning opportunities, achievement, personal-social functioning, and the need for change in the interaction of school, student, parent and community. Contact information for Greendale Schools social workers and psychologists are found in the left column on this page.
New Rule for Identifying Students with Learning Disabilities
Wisconsin’s rule for identifying students who have a Specific Learning Disability (SLD) has changed. To see what that means for Greendale students, click here for a letter on the subject from Colleen McHugh-Moore, Director of Pupil Services for Greendale Schools. Click here for more information.