Bluffview Montessori School has staff members licensed to provide special education and related services for those students who meet criteria and have special education needs.

Parents and students are directly involved with the school and appropriate outside agency staff in the development of the special education program and the student’s Individual Education Program (IEP) for school-age children.

Students are eligible for special education services until the IEP Team decides to terminate services. Students remain with their general education peers in the least restrictive environment (LRE) to the extent the IEP Team determines is appropriate.

Special education program evaluation is accomplished through a single strategic plan to improve due process compliance and program results for students with disabilities.

About the Teachers

Kim Bell

Kim Bell has been at Bluffview Montessori as a special education teacher since 2016. Previously, she worked as a substitute and also volunteered at the school. Kim is married and has two children. In her spare time, you’ll find Kim hanging out with her family, attending a class at the Y, or baking in the kitchen.

Brooke Kammerer

Brooke Kammerer grew up in Winona, MN and has been a special education teacher at Bluffview Montessori School since the fall of 2015. She triple majored at Winona State University in early childhood education, elementary education, and special education. Brooke is also a Certified Instructor for Nonviolent Crisis Intervention through the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI). Brooke is married and has two sons, Nathaniel and James, a daughter, Bellamy, and a dog, Honey. In her spare time, Brooke enjoys spending time laughing with her family and friends, reading, traveling, and playing with her dog.

Michaella Steinfeldt

Michaella Steinfeldt is originally from Wisconsin but moved to Winona in 2010. She graduated from Winona State in 2014 with a degree in elementary education and middle-level math. Michaella began at Bluffview Montessori School as a Special Education Teacher fall of 2018. She earned a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Bethel University in December of 2023. Michaella has one son, one baby on the way, a dog, and a cat. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, coloring, watching tv, gardening, and watching her son learn new things.

Special Education Advisory Council

Special Education Advisory Council Meetings

Monday, January 30, 2023
Monday, July 31, 2023
Monday, January 29, 2024

For more information, visit Hiawatha Valley Education District.