Special Education

Welcome to the Special Education Department

Mission Statement

To increase academic achievement for all students with disabilities within the Green Bay Area Public School District to ensure college, career and community readiness for all.


  • To write Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) using best practice strategies
  • To deliver high quality instruction and interventions so as to close achievement gaps
  • To increase student engagement by decreasing time away from instruction
  • To provide all children with what they need, when they need it in order to ensure that they are college, career and community ready.



Diane Doersch

Shawn Manders-Obrien

Associate Director of Special Education
(920) 448-2008
East side schools; Transitions (Alternative Education and Post-Secondary); Early Childhood and Indicators; Bilingual

Diane Doersch

Jackie Hauser

Associate Director of Special Education
(920) 448-2136
West side schools; Transitions (School Programs and Indicators); Speech and Language; Deaf/Hard of Hearing; Vision; Extended School Year

Diane Doersch

Xai Lawrence

Executive Secretary of Special Education
(920) 448-2131
Open Enrollment; In-District Transfers

Diane Doersch

Jenny LeMere

Special Education Records Clerical
(920) 448-2117
Record Requests

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