Special Education Office

Director

Jenny Fundus, Ed.D.
402-436-1919
jfundus@lps.org

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

Assistant Director

Mindy Roberts, Ed.D.
402-436-1907
mroberts@lps.org

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

Supervisors

Alisha Bollinger, Ph.D
402-436-1970
abollin@lps.org

Responsibilities: Independence Academy (ages 18-21); Individual Success Program (ISP), alternate assessment, Summer School

Amanda Hemenway
402-436-1918
ahemen@lps.org

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.
402-436-1915
cfoster@lps.org

Responsibilities: School Psychology Program, Synergy SE, ELL PSP support, MDT (Monitor, Plan, Implement), new teacher orientation, Unified Sports, Professional Learning

Laura Stephenson
402-436-1806
lstephe2@lps.org

Responsibilities: SLPs, ELL PSP support

Melissa Weber-Arnold, M.Ed. Ed.S.
402-436-1902
mweber2@lps.org

Responsibilities: Deaf/Hard of Hearing Program, Assistive Technology, Deaf/Blind team, Curriculum (social studies, reading, ELA), ILCD, PEAK, Parent Networking , IEP manual

Budget Coordinator

Doug Schindler, B.S., C.P.A.
402-436-1913
dschind@lps.org.

Responsibilities: Budget projections, Grant Management System, MAC, MIPS, SE budget, audit preparation, staffing, travel

Team Leader

Cindy Brunken, M.Ed, M.S., CCC-SLP, CBIS
402-436-1570
cbrunk@lps.org

Responsibilities: CFs, UNL VIP/Athletic Committee, assist with Support for new coordinators, assist with alternate assessment, Concussion Management, MDT/IEP finalizing for programs

Executive Secretary

Carol Winant, M.L.S.
402-436-1919
cwinant@lps.org

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

Secretaries

Maddie Deeds
402-436-1922
mdeeds@lps.org

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.
402-436-1905
peickhof@lps.org

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

Aaron Foster
402-436-1534
afoster@lps.org

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

Mikayla McClure
402-436-1903
mmcclur2@lps.org

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.
402-436-1936
cmarrow@lps.org

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

Kari Shaw
402-436-1909
kshaw@lps.org

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