Special Education students at Lake of the Woods School can receive services from numerous providers as indicated on the students’ Individual Education Plan (IEP) including: Occupational Therapy, Speech & Language Therapy, and Special Education Resource.


From the Desk of Amy Potts
Speech-Language Pathologist
Lake of the Woods ISD #390

A Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) is sometimes called a Speech Therapist, Speech Clinician, or Speech Teacher. SLPs assess, diagnose, treat, and help to prevent disorders related to communication, speech, language, cognitive-communication, voice, and fluency.

Educational Speech-Language Pathologists work in the school setting with students who have difficulty communicating due to the following disorders:

  • Articulation – students who cannot produce speech sounds or cannot produce them clearly
  • Fluency – those with speech rhythm and fluency problems, such as stuttering
  • Voice – students with voice disorders, such as inappropriate pitch, harsh voice, vocal nodules or vocal misuse and abuse
  • Language – those with problems understanding and producing language and those with cognitive communication impairments, such as attention, memory, and problem solving disorders

School based Speech-Language Pathologists work with a variety of students ranging from average ability students to students who have disabilities including autism, learning disabilities, etc. SLPs develop an individualized plan of education (IEP) for each student’s needs. For individuals with little or no speech capability, Speech-Language Pathologists may select augmentative or alternative communication methods (automated devices, picture boards/books, sign language, etc.) and teach their use.

A master’s degree is the most common level of education among Speech-Language Pathologists and licensure through the state of MN is also necessary. The Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) is a national certification offered by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

The Lake of the Woods School Speech-Language Pathologist is Amy Potts. She has her master’s degree from the University of North Dakota and her national Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. If you have any questions about your child’s speech-language skills or development, you may contact Amy at


phone at 218-634-2056 ext. 1553.

VOCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES ANNUAL NOTIFICATION
Lake of the Woods School District offers a variety of vocational opportunities through the Business Education, Industrial Technology and Family and Consumer Science Departments. The purpose of this notice is to inform students, parents, employees and the general public that these opportunities are offered regardless of race, color, national origin, sex or disability. Admission in the specific courses is determined by grade level, and in some cases, completion of prerequisite courses. The district has designated the following individuals to coordinate compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972.

Section 504 Coordinator:
Name: Jeff Nelson (Superintendent)
Office Address: District Office
Office Phone Number: 218-634-2510 ext. 1508
Email Address: jeff_n@lakeofthewoodsschool.org

Alternate Section 504 Coordinator:
Name: Brian Novak (HS Principal)
Office Address: High School Office
Office Phone Number: 218-634-2510 ext. 1420
Email Address: brian_n@lakeofthewoodsschool.org

Title IX Coordinator:
Name: Chad Hazelton (Dean of Students)
Office Address: High School Office
Office Phone Number: 218-634-2510 ext. 1515
Email Address: chad_h@lakeofthewoodsschool.org

Alternate Title IX Coordinator:
Name: Brian Novak (HS Principal)
Office Address: High School Office
Office Phone Number: 218-634-2510 ext. 1420
Email Address: brian_n@lakeofthewoodsschool.org

A listing of program offerings includes:
World Languages: Mandarin Chinese, French, Spanish, German
Industrial Technology
Music: Music Appreciation
Art: Art Appreciation
Mathematics: Advance Placement Calculus, Pre- Calculus, Elementary Statistics
Post -Secondary Options
Distance Learning
Independent Study Courses
Advanced Math Courses
Advanced Science Courses
Business: Personal Finance
Yearbook
Social Studies: Ancient Civilization, American History, Geographic World History
PLTW (Project Lead the Way): Architecture and Civil Engineering, Digital Electronics, Physical Science
For more information and course descriptions, please see: http://lakeofthewoodsschool.org

Lake of the Woods School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexage, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, or disability in its programs and activities. The following person(s) has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Jeff Nelson, Superintendent, 504 Coordinator, Brian Novak, HS Principal, Alternate 504 Coordinator.

Lake of the Woods School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, or disability in its programs and activities. The following person(s) has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Jeff Nelson, Superintendent, 504 Coordinator, Brian Novak, HS Principal, Alternate 504 Coordinator.

Lake of the Woods School District Coordinators for Title IX and Section 504/ADA

Section 504 Coordinator:
Name: Jeff Nelson (Superintendent)
Office Address: District Office
Office Phone Number: 218-634-2510 ext. 1508
Email Address: jeff_n@lakeofthewoodsschool.org

Alternate Section 504 Coordinator:
Name: Brian Novak (HS Principal)
Office Address: High School Office
Office Phone Number: 218-634-2510 ext. 1420
Email Address: brian_n@lakeofthewoodsschool.org

Title IX Coordinator:
Name: Chad Hazelton (Dean of Students)
Office Address: High School Office
Office Phone Number: 218-634-2510 ext. 1515
Email Address: chad_h@lakeofthewoodsschool.org

Alternate Title IX Coordinator:
Name: Brian Novak (HS Principal)
Office Address: High School Office
Office Phone Number: 218-634-2510 ext. 1420
Email Address: brian_n@lakeofthewoodsschool.org

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