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Innovative Special Education Services :: Supporting Minnesota Charter Schools

Innovative Special Education Services

Serving over 75 Minnesota Schools

In observance of Labor Day, the ISES office will be closed on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014.

Innovative Special Education Services (ISES) provides a variety of services that address charter schools' responsibilities to children with disabilities. ISES is the largest Special Education Directorship provider in Minnesota, serving more than 80 charter and non-traditional schools in the state.

Our mission is to provide exceptional special education leadership, ensuring appropriate programming and educational success for students with disabilities.


What's taking place at ISES and the schools we support 

Free training for new and existing SpEd Form users 
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This fall, Tonia Czech, SpEd forms quality control and third party billing specialist, will facilitate online training sessions targeted to first-time users and super users. The first session will take place on Aug. 28. More information and training dates...

Info session Monday, Aug. 18 for anyone interested in working in Special Education and Charter Schools

ISES is seeking teacher candidates who have an interest in working in charter schools in Minnesota. Eligible candidates include individuals with a current license in Special Education or a Minnesota teaching license with an interest in providing services to special education students. Multiple opportunities exist within the metro area. ISES will hold an informational meeting regarding charter schools at the ISES office, located at 1170 Red Fox Road, Arden Hills, MN 55112 on Monday, Aug. 18 at 5 p.m. Learn more...

Check out a list of current teaching opportunities.

ISES appoints Chief Operating Officer 

Erin_Wanat_small.jpgWe are pleased to announce that Erin Wanat, ISES director of special education, will take on the role as the new chief operating officer (COO) at ISES. Wanat has served as a director of special education at ISES for more than seven years.

As COO, Wanat will lead all internal operations of the organization and continue to serve as a director of special education for a number of ISES contracted schools. Read more...

Training for Woodcock-Johnson® IV coming soon  


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt-Riverside has announced the Woodcock-Johnson® (WJ) IV will be available this summer. The Fourth Edition will provide three independent and co-normed batteries to use independently or in any combination. Training opportunities are being offered - view training opportunities... 

ISES Special Education Coordinator joins SpEd Forms Committee

Starting this summer, ISES special education coordinator Lisa Jaroslawski, will join other special education professionals from across the state as a member of The SpEd Forms Committee. The Committee meets quarterly to review, discuss and make recommendations based on suggestions submitted by SpEd Forms users. 

If you have a comment or suggestion you would like brought to The SpEd Forms Committee, please email Lisa Jaroslawski at Learn more...

Upcoming training opportunities  (ISES training sessions and customized in-school training are offered at no charge to ISES school employees)

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