Special Education Office
Jenny Fundus, Ed.D.
Responsibilities: Special Education leadership, staffing, AP/Coordinator meetings, budget, office coordination, overall compliance (district, state, federal), parent concerns, Rule 18, Rule 19, Special Education contracts
Mindy Roberts, Ed.D.
Responsibilities: Non-Public Program, Homebound, Autism Team, Curriculum (math, science, life skills), team leaders, SE liaisons, coordinator mentors, level transition, administrator of Bottlers 1 & 2
Alisha Bollinger, Ph.D
Responsibilities: Independence Academy (ages 18-21); Individual Success Program (ISP), alternate assessment, Summer School
Responsibilities: Vision and Orientation & Mobility Programs, MTSS (FBA/BIP/Safety Plans/critical incidents, Handle with Care training, MANDT), SE transportation, SE website, surrogate parents, Occupational/Physical Therapy Program, itinerant paras, para training
Carrie Foster, M.Ed. Ed.S.
Responsibilities: School Psychology Program, Synergy SE, ELL PSP support, MDT (Monitor, Plan, Implement), new teacher orientation, Unified Sports, Professional Learning
Responsibilities: SLPs, ELL PSP support
Melissa Weber-Arnold, M.Ed. Ed.S.
Responsibilities: Deaf/Hard of Hearing Program, Assistive Technology, Deaf/Blind team, Curriculum (social studies, reading, ELA), ILCD, PEAK, Parent Networking , IEP manual
Doug Schindler, B.S., C.P.A.
Responsibilities: Budget projections, Grant Management System, MAC, MIPS, SE budget, audit preparation, staffing, travel
Cindy Brunken, M.Ed, M.S., CCC-SLP, CBIS
Responsibilities: CFs, UNL VIP/Athletic Committee, assist with Support for new coordinators, assist with alternate assessment, Concussion Management, MDT/IEP finalizing for programs
Carol Winant, M.L.S.
Responsibilities: Executive secretary to Director, office supervision, AP/Coordinator meetings, Contract and wards, student records requests, Payroll and attendance, Program support Summer School, Main contact for building administration and community in these areas
Responsibilities: On-site support – C. Foster, L. Stephenson, M. Weber-Arnold, C. Brunken, Program support – School Psychology, SLP, Synergy SE Help Desk agent, ASL & World language interpreters, Supplies, Main contact for building administration and community in these areas
Payton Eickhoff, B.A.
Responsibilities: District Leadership Center SE reception, On-site support – M. Roberts, D. Schindler, Program support – Autism Team, SE liaisons, coordinator mentors, team leaders, level transition, Curriculum, MIPS medical approval, provider management
Responsibilities: Bottlers 2 SEM and on-site support, AT4all inventory management and protocol management for all programs, Bottlers2 professional collection management, Audiology testing scheduling, OT/PT credit card purchases
Responsibilities: Bookkeeper, Budget support, enhancement funds, ordering, reimbursements, MAC, Technology and equipment inventory, TMA/DLT, Main contact for building administration and community in these areas
Caitlin Marrow, B.A.
Responsibilities: Bottlers 2 reception, supplies, and on-site staff support, Program support Independence Academy, Non-Public, Homebound, Bottlers 1 & 2 administration, AT, Registrar Non-Public, Independence Academy, Main contact for building administration and community in these areas
Responsibilities: On-site support – A. Hemenway, C. Foster (PL only), Program support Professional Learning (including HWC, Mandt, PBIS Lincoln, new teacher orientation), Vision, Transportation, Surrogate Parents, PEAK, Behavior (including CI reports & declinations), Itinerant Para Vs Social Committee Main contact for building administration and community in these areas