• 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
    269.512.7711
    Assistant Director of Specialized Instruction
    269.512.7762

     

  • Specialized Instruction Services
    269.512.7700 
    Executive Secretary
    ex.7708
    Specialized Instruction Support/Birth-Five Referral Specialist
    ex.7741
    Specialized Instruction Data, Finance and Medicaid Coordinator
    ex.7733
    Leeann Hanse
    Hearing Impaired Teacher Specialist
    ex.7743
    Lane Fowler
    Visually Impaired Teacher Specialist
    ex.7739
    Karen Steffens
    Deaf & Hard of Hearing Technician Specialist
    ex.7727

    Orientation & Mobility Specialist
    ex.7740
    Sally Sturgis
    Transition Coordinator
    ex.7742
    Gayle Underwood
    Consultant, Technology Integration (Assistive Technology)    
    ex.7749
  • Local Directors
    Tasha Frigmanski
    Allegan Public Schools
    269.673.5431 
    Lori Chapman
    Fennville Public Schools
    Glenn Public Schools
    269.561.7331
    Mary Gordon
    Hopkins Public Schools
    269.793.7261

    Martin Public Schools
    269.672.7194 
    Alice Hoekstra
    Otsego Public Schools
    269.692.6233 

    Outlook Academy
    269.686.8227 
    Alice Hoekstra
    Plainwell Community Schools
    269.685.5823 
    Mary Gordon
    Wayland Union Schools
    269.792.3069 
    Michele Gulbis
    Hillside Learning & Behavior Center
    269.512.7905