• Instructional Services/Specialized Instruction logo Specialized Instruction Overview 
    Delivery of specialized instruction is developed to align to the research-based practices of a Multi-Tiered Systems of Support / Response to Intervention which promote pairing high-quality instruction and intervention matched to student need. Like Multi-Tiered Systems of Support / Response to Intervention, programming includes a rigorous practice for frequent progress monitoring for the purpose of assisting decision-making about changes in instruction or goals, and applying student response data to important educational decisions.

    Allegan Area Educational Service Agency (AAESA) is committed to high expectations for all students and ensuring access to high-quality instruction, and in the case of students in post high school programs, access to their community. Improving the educational outcomes for students with disabilities is an essential component of ensuring community participation, independent living, economic self-sufficiency, and further education. Services and programs in the Allegan Area Educational Service Agency are designed to provide students with disabilities the same opportunity as their non-disabled peers to be educated in the general education setting unless otherwise determined through their Individualized Education Plan (IEP). 
  • AAESA Specialized Instruction Leadership
    Wendy Dubuisson
    Director of Specialized Instruction
    Assistant Director of Specialized Instruction


  • Specialized Instruction Services
    Administrative Assistant
    Specialized Instruction Support/Birth-Five Referral Specialist
    Specialized Instruction Data, Finance and Medicaid Coordinator
    Leeann Hanse
    Hearing Impaired Teacher Specialist
    Lane Fowler
    Visually Impaired Teacher Specialist
    Karen Steffens
    Deaf & Hard of Hearing Technician Specialist

    Orientation & Mobility Specialist
    Sally Sturgis
    Transition Coordinator
    Gayle Evans
    Consultant, Technology Integration (Assistive Technology)