Special Education
Special education is specially designed instruction based on the needs of an individual student. As required by law, School District 197 provides a free, appropriate public education to about 900 students with disabilities from birth through age 21 who attend both public and private schools. A team develops, implements and reviews each student’s individual program. Please see School District 197’s Special Education section for more information.


Ellie Anderson,
Special Education Teacher
651-403-8247 | elizabeth.anderson@isd197.org | Seesaw Login

Carrie Brookins, School Psychologist
651-403-8271 | carrie.brookins@isd197.org

Haley DeMers
, Occupational Therapist
651-403-8234 | haley.demers@isd197.org

Jennifer Hogan
, Teacher
651-403-8233 | jennifer.hogan@isd197.org | See bio below

Kristina SolbergSpeech-Language Pathologist 
651-403-8235 | kristina.solberg@isd197.org | See bio below


Photo Jennifer Hogan

Jennifer Hogan
My name is Jennifer Hogan. I am one of the special education teachers at Somerset Elementary. I began teaching in 2010 and I began my work at Somerset in 2012. I attended the University of Wisconsin Stout and graduated with a degree in Special Education in 2009. I am currently going back to school for my Masters Degree at Concordia University! Somerset is truly a wonderful place to work. I enjoy the strong community, and the relationships built with the families and staff. Our special education suite is located on the lower level of the school off to side of the library. I will be working with students that are in grades Kindergarten through 3rd grade! Besides teaching in the school district, I am also the head coach for the Henry Sibley Gymnastics team. I have coached at the high school since 2010. I am an active member in our community and am grateful for the opportunites to get to know students and families across buildings. Besides teaching and coaching, I enjoy cooking, yoga and spending time with my family and friends. Fall is my favorite time of year. I love the leaves changing and the start of a new school year! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me! Looking forward to a great year!

Photo - Kristina Solberg

Kristina Solberg

I attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) in 2007 and a Master’s degree in CSD in 2009. I obtained my Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP), the national certification for a speech-language pathologist, after finishing my clinical fellowship year in 2010. My career began as a speech-language pathologist in 2009 when I started working at Friendly Hills Middle School. Two of my favorite hobbies are running and traveling. I try to run at least one marathon a year, and one of my long-term goals is to run a marathon in every US state.