Jane Brandt, Special Education Resource Teacher (SERT), K-5

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Resource Program, room 105a



I have taught at Dowling School since 1983.  I have a Master's of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology and am nationally board certified, holding a certification of clinical competence from the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (ASHA).  In 2001, I received a national fellowship to attend the University of St. Thomas and in addition became a Special Education Resource Teacher (SERT) with a K-12 license in Specific Learning Disabilities.  

Dowling is a wonderful school where children of all abilities are accepted as being unique and able to learn.  I work with an incredible collaborative team while providing instruction to students at all ability levels in the skill areas of language, reading, writing, math. social-emotional, behavior management, and organizational skills.  Students work hard and have fun learning.  I am easiest to reach by email at jane.brandt@mpls.k12.mn.us.

On a personal note, I am a product of the Minneapolis Public Schools and attended Kenny Elementary and Anthony Middle Schools.  In addition to choosing Dowling as my place of employment, I also chose it for my own children to attend elementary school.  My sons now have careers but some of my happiest memories are the years that they attended Dowling, Sullivan, Anwatin, and South High Schools. I have also participated in a variety of school activities and committees as either a parent or teacher.  I live in the Nokomis neighborhood.

Recently, a grandmother of one of my students gave me a small desk plaque that says, "World's Greatest Teacher, because Superhero Isn't a Profession!".  When one of the first grade students read the plaque, he said to me, "Mrs. Brandt,  that's why you like to wear scarves.  The scarf is your cape!".  Dowling students and families are the best!