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

    Michelle Ferris
    Executive Director of Student Support Services
    Email Michelle Ferris


    Christine Breen
    Executive Director of Special Education and EL
    Email Christine Breen

    Angie Kleinedler

    Angie Kleinedler
    ECSE and Related Services Coordinator
    Email Angie Kleinedler

    Kristin Laughlin

    Kristin Laughlin
    Director of Special Education
    Email Kristin Laughlin

    Annie Lumbar Bendson

    Annie Lumbar Bendson
    District Health Services Coordinator
    Email Annie Lumbar Bendson 


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