Student Support Services


Minnetonka Public Schools provides comprehensive programs and a wide range of services for students Birth-21. Most students receive services in their neighborhood school and when possible in their regular class setting. Student well-being is a priority and we have systems in place that will address individual student needs and provide support and resources for our families.

Our Vision for Student Support Services

  • Responsibility for all students to reach their full potential is shared by all.
  • High expectations; academic and behavioral, are maintained for all students.
  • All students are provided access to our core curriculum.
  • All students are valued members of the school community and
  • A positive climate exists to provide a sense of belonging for all learners.

  • We will work collaboratively with all staff, students and families, to provide the best supports and services that will enable students to thrive in the Least Restrictive Environment.

    The Mission of Student Support Services

    The Student Support Services Department provides a framework of assistance, support, and leadership in the programs and services which support the academic, social, behavioral, and emotional development of all students as well as direct support to school sites for resources and programs as needs arise.

    The Student Support Services Department works to build connections between home and school especially when parents need help in understanding their child’s education and support needs. Our greatest potential for success lies in our cooperative and collaborative efforts with our parents, students, and our school and community resources and agencies that aid us in meeting the individual needs of all students.

    Our Student Support Services staff:


    Michelle Ferris
    Executive Director of Student Support Services
    Email Michelle Ferris
    952-401-5017


    Christine Breen
    Director of Student Support Services
    Email Christine Breen
    952-401-5036


    Mandy Kasowicz
    Supervisor of Student Support Services
    Email Mandy Kasowicz
    952-401-5042

    Mary Miller
    ECSE and Related Services Coordinator
    Email Mary Miller
    952-401-6808


    Shelly Hayes
    Supervisor of Student Support Services
    Email Shelly Hayes
    952-401-5087


    Ann Foss
    District Health Services Coordinator
    Email Ann Foss
    952-401-5992