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USD 240 Special Education

USD 240 Special Education Department

 
         
Ms Jessica Gean Mrs. Desere Miller Mrs. Emily Miller Mrs. Cathryn Wenthe Mr. Eric Winters  
jgean@usd240.org dmiller@usd240.org emiller@usd240.org cwenthe@usd240.org ewinters@usd240.org  
785-488-3323 785-488-3323 785-283-4774 785-283-4774 785-488-3321  

Bennington GS

Bennington GS/HS

Tescott GS

Tescott HS

Bennington JH/HS

 

Get to know your teacher

Hi!  My name is Jessica Gean. I am the K-4 Special Education Teacher at BGS.  I grew up in a small town in Southwest Kansas called Protection. I received my BS from Kansas State University, my SPED endorsement from Northwestern Oklahoma State University, and my masters from Fort Hays. This is my 19th year of teaching most of those being in Protection. I am an avid KSU fan. In my free time I like to go home and spend time with my family, especially my nephew and niece. 

   

I have been a teacher at Tescott for 18 years and love working with the students.  My goal with each of my students is to assist them in putting a voice to their disability and recognizing and maximizing their strengths as valuable students. I attempt to recognize each student’s potential and keep them focused on making positive changes that will move them toward becoming productive adults.
On a personal note,  I live in Tescott and have 7 children that have attended Tescott Schools.

 

 
 

Student/Parent Resources

 

We provide support services, Class within a class. This involves use of paraprofessional in the general education classroom. While we provide this support, worst case scenario we also provide pull out services; where the student will learn the same material at a different pace. We do this to meet the needs of all our students, so they are in the least restrictive environment. This is meant to deter the negative stigma that is associated with Special Education.

 

Helpful links for:

AM (Autism Spectrum):  http://csesa.fpg.unc.edu/

ADHD:  http://www.chadd.org/Understanding-ADHD/About-ADHD.aspx

LD (Learning Disability):  http://www.ncld.org/

ED (Emotionally Disturbed):  http://cecp.air.org/resources/20th/intro.asp

       

For any further information:

http://www.ksde.org/Agency/Division-of-Learning-Services/Early-Childhood-Special-Education-and-Title-Services/Special-Education

 

Parent Resources:

http://www.chadd.org/understanding-adhd/about-adhd.aspx

https://www.autismspeaks.org/

http://www.ldonline.org/

https://www.classdojo.com/

 

Online Helping Links:

https://www.khanacademy.org/

 

College and Career Readiness

 

Each resource room student is involved in Ramp-up for Readiness classes during ELO time one day a week.  The following topics are covering within this curriculum:

  1. Motivation

  2. Time management

  3. Study Skills strategies

 

Links to KSDE standards

Standards 1

Standards 2