Susan Jahn -Plat Exceptional Education

Welcome to Special Education
 and
Reading at Plat School

Mrs. Susan Jahn 
Located in the Resource Room -  #114

email:  jahns@richfield.k12.wi.us
phone:  262-628-1778  ext.  #2114

Special Education Teacher:  Kindergarten through Grade 2
 and
 Reading Teacher:   Kindergarten through Grade 2

Our classroom provides specially designed instruction to meet the needs of students with special needs. 

If you have a concern about your child's development, a parent-friendly website that  explains the referral process is:

http://dpi.wi.gov/sped/pdf/intro-se.pdf


Other good websites for parents regarding disabilities, are as follows:

http://www.dpi.wi.gov/sped/parent.html

http://www.disability.gov

http://www.familyvillage.wisc.edu


A great website for information on autism - including parent support, family events, parenting series, classes, discussion groups, etc. 
http://www.assew.org

Improving the lives of all affected by autism in southeastern Wisconsin


Here is  a wonderful parent-friendly web site on reading:
http//: www.readingrockets.org

Reading Rockets is a wonderful national multi-media project offering free information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.  

My Background:  
 My childhood dream came true!   I have always wanted to be a teacher and   I love what I do.  As a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the area of Exceptional Education- I specialized  in the area of Learning Disabilities.  I am also a graduate of Concordia University-Wisconsin  (Mequon) with a Reading Teacher Certification.  To help those with students with dyslexia, I also am certified in the Orton-Gillingham Program for Dyslexia.  
My husband, Curt,  and I live in Jackson. We have two grown-up children,  and now 2 young grandchildren.  They, of course, are the love of our lives.  



The Star Polisher
by
 Leah Becks


My job is to take stars in and shine them and buff them and then send them out into the sky. I have a great job in the universe of occupations.  What do I do?  I'm a "star polisher". 

It's a very important job.  If you want to know how important, just go out at night and look at the stars' twinkiling and sparkling.

You see, I'm a teacher.  The stars are the children in my class.  My job is to take them in - in what ever shape they come - and shine and buff them and then send them out to their places as bright little twinkling beacons in the sky. 

They come into my room in all shapes and sizes.  Sometimes they are bent, tarnished, dirty, crinkly and broken.  Some stars are cuddly, soft and sweet.  Some stars are prickly and thorny. 

As I buff, polish, train, and teach my little stars, I tell them that the world cannot do without them.  I tell them they can do anything they set their minds to do.  I tell them they can be the brightest, shiniest stars in the sky and the world will be a better place because of them. 

Each night as I look at the sky, I'm reminded of my very important job and awesome responsibility.  I go and get my soft buffing cloth and my bottle of polish in preparation for tomorrow and for my class of little stars.