Title 1

Students needing extra help in math and reading may qualify for one of our two intervention programs. Our Title 1 math and reading intervention program provides reading and math services to students up to three times a week. Students who participate in the Title 1 program but who need additional assistance may also receive additional instruction from our math and reading intervention specialists on a daily basis.

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ADSIS

The purpose of Alternative Delivery of Specialized Instructional Services (ADSIS) is to provide instruction to assist students who need additional academic or behavioral support to succeed in the general education environment. The goal is to reduce the number of referrals to special education by providing supports early to struggling students. Districts are expected to align the ADSIS program within their existing continuum of supports and collect data as specified in the application and submit evaluation information to the Minnesota Department of Education each year to determine program impact.

ADSIS Math
ADSIS Reading

English Learners

Bluffview Montessori School offers an educational program to meet the needs of students who are English Language Learners in grades K-8. This program addresses two areas: language acquisition and cultural adjustment.

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Title 1

My name is Pat Hohensee, I am the Title 1 Math Instructor. I have worked at Bluffview since 2007. Before this I taught full time at Lewiston in the 3rd and 4th grades and retired after 35 years. I was looking for something fun and exciting to do with my spare time! You can reach me at: phohensee@bluffviewmontessori.org

After 25 years as a classroom teacher, I will be entering my 3rd year as a Title One Reading teacher.  I feel blessed to be able to combine two of my life’s passions (children and reading) into what I do on a daily basis.  In addition to kids and books, other favorites include fresh air, coffee, and brand new Crayolas.

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ADSIS Math

I am the ADSIS Math teacher here at Bluffview Montessori. I graduated from Winona State University with my Bachelors in Teaching. I am licensed in Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Learning Disabilities, Cognitive Disabilities and Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. I taught special education in Wabasha for 3 years and have been at Bluffview since 2010. My first year was as the ADSIS Math teacher and then I was a Special Education teacher for the next six years.

As the ADSIS Math teacher, I work on helping students with their math fact fluency, improving basic skills and problem solving.

I live in Winona with my family. My family includes my husband Frank and our four boys: Dominic, Dylan, Damian and Dalton. Also included in our family are 2 dogs Maggie and Molly, 1 cat (Mittens), 2 guinea pigs (Sugar and Spice), an aquarium of fish, turtles and water frogs. In my free time I enjoy reading, salsa dancing, watching my boys’ activities and just being with my family.

ADSIS Reading

Hi, my name is Linda Salzmann.  I received my BA in English at University of California, Riverside, then completed an elementary teaching year to earn my K-8 teaching credential. I have taught for many years in many different grade levels, in both self-contained and departmentalized classrooms. I have taught all grades 2 through 8 and have had the good fortune to teach in California, New York, and Nebraska.

I moved to Winona two years ago and began substitute teaching at Winona Area Public Schools in grades K-4, first with a temporary teaching license. I have now completed a preK-6, Tier 4 teaching license from the Minnesota Department of Education!  I live with my husband and two cats in Winona. I am an avid reader and love to pass my love of reading on to students. I’m very excited to be working at Bluffview Montessori!

English Learners

Bluffview Montessori School offers an educational program to meet the needs of students who are English Language Learners in grades K-8. This program addresses two areas: language acquisition and cultural adjustment.

In the area of language acquisition, the goal is to provide students with the opportunity to develop communication skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing, thereby enabling the students to be successful within the academic general education classroom.

The program will assist the students through their cultural adjustment by helping them develop an understanding of American culture. At the same time, the students will be encouraged to share their cultural backgrounds and realize the importance of their role in a multicultural society.

English Learner Plan of Service