Special Education This year, I have students who are in Kindergarten thru Third grade who have needs identified by their IEP's. I believe in working closely with the child's classroom teacher to support students academically and socially. Lessons in my classroom are closely tied to each students' individual needs and align with their IEP (Individualized Education Plan) goals. Students are involved in the general curriculum as much as possible with modifications and accommodations. I have high expectations for my students and enjoy watching them grow into confident, independent learners.


Parents are always encouraged to contact me via email or at school with any questions.

Rebecca Knepper 

ES/MS Speech Pathologist

Robyn Muller

E.S. Special Education Teacher

Luanne Schambow

E.S. Special Education Teacher

  • Been teaching Special Education at Southwestern since 2003. 

  • I grew up nearby in Shullsburg, Wi.

  •  I am a graduate of Clarke University in Dubuque IA. 

  • My husband, Cliff and I live in Dickeyville with our 3 children.

  •  In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my children, reading and scrapbooking. 

  • I’ve been teaching at Southwestern since 1984.

  • I graduated from UW Whitewater in 1984 with a degree in Early Childhood Special Education and taught that here for 17 years.

  • In 2001 I earned my certification in Learning Disabilities from Loras College and moved positions to Elementary Special Education.

  • In 2013 I received National Board Certification in Special Education birth-21.

  • My husband Joe and I have 3 boys. Derek, Cody  and Brock, and a dog Kaminskey. All 3 boys attend the University of Dubuque.

  • Joe and I love spending time with our boys, antique shopping and watching sports

  • Employed at SW since 1990

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Audiology and Speech Sciences from Purdue University.

  • Master’s Degree in Communication Disorders from Indiana State University

  • Certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

  • Resides in Platteville with her husband, Frank.

  • Has two daughters, one son-in-law and two grandchildren

  • Enjoys antiques, meandering day trips and skyping with her children and

Sheri Berning

ES/MS Aide

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!

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.

Jalyn Kephart

ES/MS Aide

Sandra Berning

ES/MS Aide

Laurie Dreessens

ES/MS Aide

Tanya Bellrichard

ES Special Ed. Aide

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