Special Education

What is Special Education?
Special education is specially designed instruction and related services that enable a student with a disability to access and benefit from their program of education. Special education addresses the individual needs of the child that arise from a disability and is provided at no cost to the parents. These services can include specialized personnel, special instructional supplies and materials, modification to curriculum and other special accommodations.

St. Anthony-New Brighton Special Education Department facilitates the education of students, while encouraging them to attain their potential as lifelong learners in their communities.

We believe:

  • "All Students can learn and succeed, but not on the same day in the same way." (William Spady)
  • We should plan for student success utilizing a strength-based approach, recognizing that all students have individual strengths and learning styles.
  • Student success can only happen with collaboration, communication, and active participation of students, parents, special and general education staff.
  • Assessment, evaluation, and curriculum should be research-based, developmentally appropriate, and meaningful to each student.
  • Program success is a result of Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) and the availability of a full continuum of service.
  • Students should be able to acquire with our instruction, guidance and support, lifelong skills in order to reach their optimal level of productivity and success.
If you have any further questions, please contact me by phone or email.
Katherine Johnson    
Special Education Teacher
St. Anthony High School
Phone: 612-706-1112