Special Education

Westview is one of six elementary schools in the district that houses a Communication Interaction Program (CIP). Students spending time in the CIP program typically have learning needs aligned with individuals with high functioning autism. The students receiving services through the CIP program are most commonly on the very mild end of the autism spectrum. ISD 196 has other programming options in different elementary schools for students that have more complex needs on the autism spectrum.

Most of the students that receive services from the CIP program at Westview spend a portion of their school day with their general education class, and spend the remaining portions of the school day receiving specialized instruction for academics, speech-language skills, and social skills development. Westview has three CIP classrooms serving students in kindergarten through 5th grade. There are paraprofessional staff members who support students in a variety of ways.

The students are all working on the same general education curriculum and academic standards as in the general education setting; however the setting is individualized to reduce sensory distracters, provide increased opportunities for hands-on and interactive learning activities, provide intensive social skill instruction, and to customize the pace of instruction to suit the student’s needs. Westview Elementary has had the pleasure of housing a Communication Interaction Program for over fifteen years.

Call 651-683-6969, then select the voice mail (vm) # below to leave a message.

Mrs. Moulton

CIP Classroom Teacher

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Mrs. Kesler

CIP Classroom Teacher

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Ms. Fischer

CIP Classroom Teacher

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Ms. Logan

CIP Classroom Teacher

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Mrs. Blaszczak


Phy. Ed.

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Mrs. Larson

Deaf Hard of Hearing Teacher

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Ms. Spurr

School Psychologist

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Mrs. Dorendorf


Tier III

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Ms. Peetsch


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Mrs. Flaherty


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Mrs. Guglielmo


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Mrs. Gilbertson

Speech / Language

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Ms. Skahan

Speech / Language

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Westview Elementary School, 225 Garden View Drive, Apple Valley, Minnesota, Phone: 952-431-8380

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