Special Education Special Education services in Kindergarten through 5th grade.  Individual Educational Plans (IEPs) are developed based on each student's strengths and weaknesses. Please meet our amazing Team!

Sherrie Collins

E.S. Special Education Teacher

Nicole Pollock

ES Cat-Cross Special Ed.

  • I grew up in Dubuque, IA

  • I spent the last 17 years teaching near Cedar Rapids, IA.

  • I have a Master's Degree in Education from Morningside College.

  • I have my Certification to teach Toddler, Kid, Teen, and Adult Yoga.

  • My husband and I live in East Dubuque with our cat Luna.

  • I love spending time with family and friends, reading, creating paintings, writing, practicing yoga, photography, and can't wait to get back to fostering dogs for a local rescue.

  • I am looking forward to new adventures closer to family...and life as a Wildcat!

  • Graduated from Southwestern in 2009

  • Graduated from Clarke University in 2013 

  • Earned Master's Degree in Leadership

  • Currently holds K-8 Special Education license, along with K-6 Elementary and an Early Childhood License 

  • Lives in Cuba City-Recently engaged to her fiance, Brandon

  • Has a 5 month old son, Beau

  • Enjoys spending time with her family and friends 

Barb Temperly

4-yr Old Kindergarten Aide


Sheri Berning

ES/MS Aide


Jalyn Kephart

ES/MS Aide


Tanya Bellrichard

ES Special Ed. Aide


Sarah Rouse

ES/MS Aide


Laurie Dreessens

ES/MS Aide


Connie Tranel

ES/MS Aide

  • Worked at SW as a teachers' aide since 2007

  • My husband, John, and I live in Hazel Green.

  • We have 3 daughters and 2 sons, who are all graduates of SW. 

  • We also have 7 granddaughters and  4 grandsons.

  • In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, babysitting the grandkids, going for car rides, and playing volleyball.

Sarah O'Mara

ES Special Ed. Aide


Wendy Blackbourn

Early Childhood Aide