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Special Education
Renae Rausch
Renae Rausch
Director of Special Education Services

SPED Staff Directory

Special Education

Greetings from the Special Ed Department!  Please continue to explore our site to learn more about the programs we have to offer.

Jan Schochenmaier Our Preschool Coordinator is Jan Schochenmaier, she has been with the Aberdeen School District for 27 years. Her first year in the District was at OM Tiffany and then found her school home to be teaching preschool at Lincoln Elementary and has been there for 26 years. This is will be her 10th year as Preschool Coordinator, along with teaching part-time. Please click for information from Preschool reverse inclusion preschool program.
Beth Peschong Beth Peschong, the Speech Coordinator, has been employed with the Aberdeen School District since 1999, three of those years were at Henry Neill and then she found her home at Lincoln and has been there 14 years. This is her 11th year as the Speech Language Coordinator along with providing speech-language therapy to students at Lincoln Elementary and Simmons Middle School. For 35 years, Beth has worked in various settings as a Speech Pathologist. Please click for Speech information.
Roseanne Malsom Rosanne Malsom is the Deaf Education Coordinator, she has been employed with the Aberdeen School District since 1990 as the Deaf Educator.  Simmons Elementary has always been her home school.  Rosanne is certified in Early Childhood Education and has a SKI-HI Parent Educator and a Reading Specialist Degree. Please click for Deaf ED information.

Request an Interpreter

Those requesting an interpreter or other auxiliary aids should contact the building principal one week prior to the activity. Such activities would include parent/teacher conferences, meetings, programs and extracurricular events related to the Aberdeen Public School. Arrangements can be made in person, through email, or by phone. If contacting the principal by phone you can access Relay South Dakota by dialing 711 inside of South Dakota, or dialing toll-free (800) 877-1113 from anywhere outside of South Dakota.  
Renae Rausch The Elementary Special Education Coordinator is Renae Rausch, who has been teaching special education for 27 years.  Her last 7 years have been at Simmons Middle School as the 7th grade Resource Teacher.  Prior to moving to Aberdeen, she had the opportunity to teach students with special needs in Arizona, Alaska, and North Dakota.  
Mendy Jones Our Transition coordinator is Mendy Jones, she has been with the Aberdeen School District for 16 years. Her first years in the district were at the elementary level. She also taught at the high school for 10 years. Before coming to the district Mendy was the administrator and teacher at a residential school, teaching at the middle school and high school levels. Mendy is certified in Special Education k-12, Curriculum and Instruction, Administration, and has her middle school endorsement.


State Department of Education - Special Education Site

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