The NG Special School District Team

2022-2023

Special School District Team!

The SSD team is a support for kids at NG who have specialized learning needs as well as their general education teachers. Our SSD staff partners with classroom teachers to ensure your child's individual needs are being met.


Services are provided through an Individualized Education Plan which is a culmination of data collection, educational disability diagnosis and goal setting.


We take pride in the collaboration with general education & look forward to continuing to serve your children!


Bridget Duke- Special Education Coordinator: bridget.duke@kirkwoodschools.org

Meet the Team!

Big picture

Front row ~ left to right

Holly Kersten~ SSD Teacher

Erin Pleimann ~ Registered Behavior Technician

Chloe ~ Therapy Dog

Middle Row ~ left to right

Kate Poole ~ Occupational Therapist

Nancy Linhoff ~ SSD teacher

Tim Donovan ~ Paraprofessional

Gabby Hanks ~ Speech Language Pathologist

Kelly Brooks ~ Speech Language Pathologist

Back Rows ~ left to right

Dana Meinecke ~ SSD teacher

Amanda Bay ~ SSD teacher

Gerry Lynn Dowdy ~ Paraprofessional

Monica Steiner ~ PT

Pete Petruung ~ Paraprofessional


Not pictured:

Annamae Halamicek ~ School Psychologist

Alexis Harvey ~ Paraprofessional

Contact Info: All KSD staff are available via email at firstname.lastname@kirkwoodschools.org