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

Megan RadmerSpecial Education Teacher 
651-403-8xxx | megan.radmer@isd197.org | Seesaw Login

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


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.



Megan Radmer
My name is Megan Radmer and I am a special education teacher at Somerset Elementary School. I have been teaching in special education since 2012 and have been teaching in District 197 since 2019. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in special education from St. Cloud State University and a Master's Degree in Special Education from Bethel University. I live in Inver Grove Heights with my family and dog. In my free time I enjoy golfing, traveling, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends. I am so excited to be back in this district as an educator after graduating from District 197, myself!