Kohler School District

Special Education News and Updates

Coffee with the Director

Tuesday, Apr 30th, 8am

795 Woodlake Road

Kohler, WI

Chat with the Director of Special Education & Pupil Services over a coffee or latte at Brewed Awakening, Woodlake Road. Learn the latest district news related to Special Education, Digital Transformation and your child's education.

A little about myself

Welcome to the Kohler School District Special Education flyer page. Let me take a moment to introduce myself. I received my Masters Degree in School Psychologist in 1998 at UW Stout and my Director of Special Education license in 2012 at UW Eau Claire. My husband Chris and I have two boys, Brennan age 6 and Ryan age 4. I am very excited to begin the next chapter in my educational career in Kohler. I am passionate about all children's learning and resiliency. I look forward to forming an educational relationship with you and your family. To learn more about me log onto my website at www.gotina@weebly.com

Thank you,

Tina Helmer

Wisconsin Response to Intervention

RtI is for ALL children and ALL educators. It is a process for achieving higher levels of academic and behavioral success for all students. The three essential elements of high quality instruction, balanced assessment and collaboration interact within a multi-level system of support to provide structures that increase the potential for achievement.

As a parent or guardian, you understand the important role you play in your child’s education. Evidence shows that, when parents and family members are involved in a child’s education, the outcome is positive: Higher test scores, increased attendance, better behavior and social skills, higher rate of graduation and increased drive to pursue post-secondary education. If you want to continue your involvement and learn more about Wisconsin RtI and how you can help your child, you’ve come to the right place. Click on the link here: http://www.wisconsinrticenter.org/parents-and-family.html

Wisconsin Statewide Parent-Educator Initiative: Parent Involvement in Education for Children with Disabilities

WSPEI is all about partnerships. Its goal is to help parents and school districts find or create the resources that will help them build positive working relationships that lead to shared decision making and children's learning. It supports increased sharing of information among parents, schools, projects, organizations and agencies through networking meetings, conferences, person-to-person contact, and media.