Mehlville School District

Special Education

2021/22 August Back to School Edition

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Special School District Rebranded!

Check out our new Mision, Vision and Values!

SSD Mission & Vision

Special School District of St. Louis County, the largest specialized education provider in the state, equips and empowers students of all learning abilities to excel to their greatest potential. This is realized through an inclusive, collaborative approach, supported by our comprehensive resources and deep expertise - all of which is centered on each student’s unique needs.


To support and empower students of all learning abilities to excel to their greatest potential.


All students realize their full potential in life and learning.


  • Equity • Commitment • Collaboration

Changes to our Special Education Leadership Team

Tiffany Schwaegel, Special Education Coordinator for Bernard Middle School, Blades Elementary, Rogers Elementary, and Point Elementary, has moved on to another position within SSD. She will now be the assistant principal at Neuwoehner High School. SSD is partnering with Mehlville to fill this position. In the meantime, each building will have support from a current special education coordinator. Stay tuned for more information!

Meet Our Team!

Kim Lawson, Director of Special Education & Direct building supervisor Oakville Middle School- Covering Bernard Middle School

Andy Nieters, Special Education Coordinator - Mehlville High School & Buerkle Middle School

Melissa Wilson, Special Education Coordinator- Oakville High School & Oakville Elementary School- Covering Point Elementary

Adam Krenski, Special Education Coordinator Coordinator - Forder, Bierbaum, Beasley, Wohlwend- Covering Rogers Elementary

Emily Kresyman, Special Education Coordinator - Washington Middle School, Trautwein, Hagemann- Covering Blades Elementary

Special Education Coordinator Vacancy - Bernard Middle School, Blades Elementary, Point & Rogers