I am the Director of Special Education & Pupil Services. My background is in Family Consumer Education and Cross-Categorical Special Education. My role is to work with students and families who face unique challenges to their education. I help with development of Individual Education Programs, 504 plans, classroom accommodations and modifications, staff development, and general supports and guidance as needed. Additionally, I serve as the director of the Chequamegon Early Learning Center.
The Chequamegon Pupil Services Department strives to make school an enjoyable and beneficial experience for all students. We are experts in helping students navigate everything from social emotional learning and peer conflicts, to assessment & evaluation and collaboration with community-based organizations. We have a comprehensive team of emotional and physical health professionals, including: a Mental Health Coordinator, dedicated School Counselors for each building, a diverse Special Education faculty, Speech and Language Pathologists, Occupational and Physical Therapists, and a District Nurse. There is nothing more important to us than the well-being of the students here at Chequamegon. We are experienced, supportive, and ready to aid any health needs they might have.
Pupil Services Staff
Administration & District Support
- Jessica Folstad; Director of Special Education & Pupil Services
- Maria Briske; Special Education Administrative Assistant
- Jodi Grendys; Speech Language Pathologist
- Angelina Wilson; Speech Language Pathologist
Jessica Folstad; Director of Special Education & Pupil Services
Maria Briske; Special Education Administrative Assistant
I am the Special Education Administrative Assistant. I have worked for the school district for many years. I work mainly with the Special Education Department but also have other assigned duties.
Jodi Grendys; Speech Language Pathologist
I am one of two Speech Language Pathologists in the district. I support students ages 3-21 with differences in speech, language, fluency, and voice. I provide services in many locations including: home based, community, teletherapy, Glidden Elementary school, Glidden Middle School, and the Park Falls High School. I have a passion for supporting students with communication differences!
Angelina Wilson; Speech Language Pathologist
I am a speech-language pathologist (SLP) for the school district. As an SLP, I receive referrals for children that pertain to concerns regarding speech, language, fluency, and voice, and how these impact a child's academic, social, and emotional performance. SL Therapy is about teamwork, meeting the children where they are and then helping their communication flourish.
- Daren Patterson; Park Falls Elementary School
- Sarah Kronberger-Graceffa; Chequamegon North Campus
- Kelly Patterson; Chequamegon High School & Class ACT Charter School
Daren Patterson; Park Falls Elementary School
I am the Elementary Counselor at the South Campus in Park Falls. It is an Chequamegon an honor and a privilege. My role as a School Counselor is to provide academic support, personal/ social development growth, and to educate our students about careers. I have weekly classroom lessons with each grade level to educate our students. In addition I provide one on one counseling and group counseling as needed. If we have an event you will more than likely see me cheering on the Screaming Eagles!
Sarah Kronberger-Graceffa; Chequamegon North Campus
I am the School Counselor for elementary and middle school students at the North Campus in Glidden. As a School Counselor, I help all students in the areas of academic achievement, personal/ social development, and career development. I teach lessons in grades PK-8 which focuses on personal/social/emotional and career development. I also meet with students individually and facilitate small counseling groups.
Kelly Patterson; Chequamegon High School & Class ACT Charter School
I am the high school counselor for the Chequamegon School District. I grew up in northern Illinois and found my way to the Northwoods after completing my Masters in School Counseling from Marquette University. I support all students in academic, personal, and social growth. We navigate the after high school path together. Working with my high school students and families is definitely my passion.
Park Falls Elementary School
I am one of the Elementary Special Education teachers. I support K-5th grade students and help them reach their academic and social goals. Previously I was a 2nd grade classroom teacher for many years. My fiance and I have 5 rescue dogs and 1 cat and when we're not hanging out at home with them, we love to travel. I also love spending time with my three grown children, their significant others, and my grandpuppy and grandkitty.
I am one of the Elementary Special Education teachers and the Early Childhood Special Education teacher. I have a passion for supporting social emotional development along with academic achievement. I really enjoy getting to know all the unique characteristics of each individual student and the collaborative approach working with teachers, families and students to meet their goals. Fall is my very favorite season and I enjoy doing anything outdoors, reading books and adventuring with our three children.
This is my 12th year here with the Chequamegon School District. I am one of three Elementary Special Education Teachers, the Early Childhood Special Education Teacher, the Director of the Chequamegon Early Learning Center and the High School Girls Basketball Assistant Coach. I currently serve students at both the North Campus in Glidden and the South Campus in Park Falls. I reside in Butternut, WI with my husband, Eric and our two daughters, Natalie and Audrey, as well as our two chocolate labs Roxy and Macy.
Chequamegon North Campus
As a Special Education Teacher, I serve students in the North Campus in Glidden. Every day we discover students’ amazing abilities in math, reading, and social-emotional skills. I also co-facilitate a LifeTools Class that helps students understand emotions and learn skills that help them identify, manage, and grow from everyday events. I believe that each child is designed with unique gifts and is worthy of love and acceptance. This passion drives me to help students recognize their value, find their strengths, and realize their unlimited impact on our world.Although I am originally from New Jersey, I have lived in Wisconsin with my husband and 2 children since 2014. We back the Pack! 🏈 We also enjoy camping, kayaking, road trips, and volunteering in the community with our church family.
I am a North Campus special education teacher who is currently providing services to students. I am also a certified teacher for grades 1 to 8 and a teacher for Spanish. I enjoy providing opportunities for students to build their skills and talents and watching them soar.
Chequamegon High School/Class ACT
I am one of the three Elementary Special Education Teachers. I am a UW-Stout graduate, with degrees in Vocational Rehabilitation and Special Education. This is my tenth year supporting the students of the Chequamegon School District.
I am one of the special education teachers at Chequamegon High School. As a team, we meet students where they are and help them move forward to improve their skills, with the ultimate goal of graduation.
I look forward to a great school year!
With a bachelor's degree in biology, master’s degree in mental health counseling, and certification in special education, I serve as one of our high school special education teachers, but also teach Project-Based Science and Medical Terminology. I was born and raised in Waukesha, moving to northern Wisconsin over twenty years ago. A lot has changed, but the students have always been great! Never hesitate to contact me with any questions.