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Early Childhood: Exceptional Education is a program for children ages three to six years old who exhibit delays in one or more of the developmental areas (motor, cognition, personal social, adaptive, and speech/language).


Children enrolled in the Early Childhood: Exceptional Educational Needs program are just beginning their educational experience. We make a special effort to help them feel comfortable in our school environment. The program provides opportunities for children to play, make choices, and learn at their own pace. Individual, small group, and total group experiences are provided. Teacher-directed and child-directed opportunities are an important part of our students’ school day.


In planning for lessons and activities, tasks are modified to meet the individual learning styles and needs of each child. Parent and family participation is an important component for the success of our program.


The program is designed to meet individual needs; therefore, each student’s schedule will reflect the amount of time that is adequate to meet those specified needs. Typically, there will be a combination of center-based and home-based programming.

Samantha Kuhls

Early Childhood Teacher

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Jill Kuhl

ES/MS Aide

  • Assists in Special Ed. classroom

  • Has worked with Mrs. Muller since 2009. 

  • Lives in Hazel Green with her husband, Fred and their 4 children.  She also has a new grandson!

  • In her free time, Jill spends time camping and at her children's sporting events. 

  • She's a true Wildcat fan!

Julianne Cunningham

4-Yr Old Kindergarten Teacher

  • I was born in Shullsburg and grew up in northern Wisconsin.

  • I moved back to Shullsburg in 2004 and graduated from HS in 2008.

  • I continued my education at UW-Platteville.

  • During college, I was active in choir and worked part-time at Gasser True Value in Hazel Green.

  • I completed my student teaching in the spring of 2013 after teaching Kindergarten in Darlington and 4th grade in Hazel Green.

  • I graduated from UW-Platteville in May 2013 with an Elementary Education major as well as an Early Childhood and General Music minor and started teaching in Hazel Green that Fall.

  • I have been teaching since 2013 and I LOVE what I do!

  • I also have taught Title Math for grades 1-4, in the past.

  • When I am not at school I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and cat, Boo. 

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