Special Education Special Education services in Kindergarten through 5th grade are delivered by two verteran teachers, Mrs. Schambow and Mrs. Muller.  Individual Educational Plans (IEPs) are developed based on each student's strengths and weaknesses.  Mrs. Schambow and Mrs. Muller have a great team of paraprofessionals that they work closely with to ensure all students' needs are met. 

Rebecca Knepper 

ES/MS Speech Pathologist

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  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from University of Northern Iowa

  •  Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Rockhurst University

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

  • Resides in Dyersville, IA. I grew up in a small town similar in size to Hazel Green.   

  •  I have 3 brothers, 1 sister, 2 sister-in-laws, 3 nieces, and 2 nephews.

  •  In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking/baking, being outdoors, and reading.

Sherrie Collins

E.S. Special Education Teacher

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  • 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!

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.

Sheri Berning

ES/MS Aide


Jalyn Kephart

ES/MS Aide


Tanya Bellrichard

ES Special Ed. Aide


Sarah Rouse

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!

Laurie Dreessens

ES/MS Aide