Ann Amundson, Lake Harriet - Upper Campus Grades 4-5 DCD Teacher
photo of Mrs. A.
Welcome to my web page!
 
I am a special education teacher at Lake Harriet Community School - Upper campus, serving students in the grades 4-5.  I have been teaching at Lake Harriet since 1996, seven years at the Lower Campus and the past 14 years at the Upper Campus.  Prior to completing my bachelor's degrees in Elementary Education and Special Education, I worked in as a Child Development Technician in the DCD program at Dowling School for 20 years.
 
The DCD (Developmental Cognitive Disability) program is a city-wide program for students with cognitive impairments.  The DCD program has a hight student to staff to student ratio. Each DCD classroom is staffed by a licensed Special Eduacation DCD Teacher and 2-3 Special Education Assistants (SEAs).  This program provides opportunities for inclusion and interaction with a student's same grade peers.  The Special Education Teacher and support staff provide assistance to the students in the areas of academic readiness, academics, functional academics, functional/daily skills, communication skills, social emotional/behavior skills and motor skills throughout the school day.  Students may also receive related services such as Speech/Language, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Developmental Adapted Physical Education, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Orientation and Mobility, Vision and Nursing based on individual student needs.    An Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is written for each student to address her/his specific needs.  The IEP team, including the student's parent(s), meets on an annual basis to develop a personalized education plan for the student.  Adaptations or modifications to the general education curriculum are made and alternative curriculum is provided as needed.  This amount of support offers support to the student's disability areas while facilitating positive peer interaction in the mainstream.
 

Home/School Communication Notebooks and Folders are provided to each of my student's families as an avenue for communication between families and school.   I try my best to write notes daily.  You may also contact me is by leaving a voicemail message at 612-668-7060, or through email.  My email address is:  ann.amundson@mpls.k12.mn.us
 

 

Thank you,
Ann Amundson