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White Bear Lake Area Schools
4855 Bloom Avenue
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Phone: 651-407-7500

Student Support Services
Lisa Ouren, Director of Student Support Services
District Center Room 209
4855 Bloom Avenue
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Office: (651) 407-7553
Fax: (651) 407-7555

The Department of Student Support Services encompasses most areas of the pre-K-12+ student career:

Student Support Services Administrative Team
The Student Support Services Administrative Team provides leadership, coordination, communication, training and support to district special education professional and paraprofessional staff and building child study teams to ensure the implementation and compliance of special education programs and services for every student with a disability receiving special education in the district.

Director of Student Support Services:
Lisa Ouren - (651) 407-7552
Oversight of:
  • Special Education Services
  • Health Services
  • Hearing / Vision impaired
  • Section 504 plans
  • Parent Advisory Council

Student Support Services - Supervisors:

Danielle Barkley
 - (651) 653-3102
Program areas and oversight of:
  • Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) - all sites
  • B-2 (Part C) and 3-5 (Part B)
  • Extended School Year (ESY) for ECSE
  • Parent/Family outreach for ECSE
  • ECSE / Kindergarten transition
  • Occupational / Physical Therapists
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
Nicole Loch - (651) 407-7557
Oversight of special education programming at:
  • Birch Lake Elementary
  • Lakeaires Elementary
  • Matoska Elementary
  • Willow Lane Elementary
  • Sunrise Park Middle School
  • WBLAHS - North Campus
District wide program areas:
  • Psychologists
  • Emotional Behavioral Disorders
Becky Mullaly - (651) 407-7513
Oversight of special education programming at:
  • Hugo / Oneka Elementary Schools
  • Otter Lake Elementary 
  • Lincoln Elementary
  • Vadnais Heights Elementary
  • Central Middle School
District wide program areas:
  • Developmental Cognitive Disabilities
  • Physically Impaired
  • Developmental/Adaptive Physical Education
Sara Derby - (651) 773-6062
Oversight of special education programming at:
  • South Campus High School
  • Alternative Learning Center (ALC)
  • Transition Education Center (TEC) -- T-Plus, TAPP & AWARE programs
  • Project Search
District wide program areas:
  • Speech/Language Pathologists
  • Homebound/Homebased Education
  • Extended School Year (ESY) K-12+

Out of District Placement Coordinator:
Avis Fink - (651) 407-7559
  • Oversight of district Social Workers
  • All special education out-of-district placements
  • Homeless liaison
  • Flight Team Lead for Post Vention (death of student/staff)
  • School linked mental health

Administrative Assistant to the Director:
Cara Lambert  (651) 407-7553

Administrative Assistant for Student Support Services:
April Livers  (651) 407-7558

Student Support Services Finance:
Sheila Kent  (651) 407-7554