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Michelle Erickson

Students gravitate toward Michelle’s welcoming smile and favorite bible quote, Jeremiah 29:11.

Lutheran High School North – Collaborating to Reach a Broader Segment of Learners

Lutheran High School North (LHSN) has historically exhibited a culture of caring, inclusion and community.   It is a place of ministry where every opportunity to share the love of Jesus, to the unchurched and all students, is implemented daily.

Principal, Tim Brackman, decided it was time to grow their established resource program at LHN to empower both students and general education teachers in new ways. Tim clarified that “My intent with our collaboration with LASE is to provide students and teachers with a network of support and expertise to help not just those students with diagnosed special learning needs but also offer resources for our faculty to impact struggling learners.” After LASE Resource Teacher, Michelle Erickson, visited LHSN, she exclaimed, “I could cry I am so happy! I want to be part of the energy and spirit here.”

Students gravitate to Michelle's engaging smileHer intent is to build on the general educators’ experience and interact as an interdepartmental bridge for students and teachers. Michelle explained, “The key is to understand the sequence of learning for that student, including where they are in the learning process and what is needed for them to learn, grow and thrive. The focus is not the content; but rather, understanding their ability level and then providing tools, accommodations and other supports so they experience success.”

Many LHSN parents have made significant sacrifices to ensure a quality, Christian education for their children in a safe and caring environment. After the first weeks of school at LHSN, parents have demonstrated a commitment to open communication with Michelle and have already expressed gratitude for her ability to listen and to explain options for implementing a specialized plan for their child’s future.

Michelle’s goal for her first year is to develop relationships with faculty, student and parents that set the foundation to move this program forward. She wants them …”to feel safe and valued for who they are and who they can become – and have fun together in the process.”

TESTIMONIALS

“From the day my son was baptized into the Lutheran Church, I envisioned him attending a Lutheran school. When he was diagnosed with autism at the age of two, I thought that dream had ended. I later discovered LASE services were an option, and my dream came true. Thanks to their support, he has continued to grow in a loving and Christ-centered environment.”

LASE Parent

“Special ed kids are as special as all other kids—they just need a little more support. When the expertise of the LASE staff is teamed with our teachers, a strong unit is formed that results in the development of that child’s potential. That is why we need the quality work of LASE staff to continue for our school’s overall success.”

LASE School Principal

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