Director of Student Services
Ms. Nissen has a Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Illinois University and a Master of Educational Leadership from Aurora University. She did her coursework for her Directorship of Special Education at the University of St. Francis.
During her career in education,
she has served as a Resource Teacher, Instructional Teacher, College
Instructor, Special Education Coordinator, Assistant Director of Student
Services, Assistant Director of Special Education and as Director of
She has been recognized and received four awards
for her performance working in the field of special education/student services.
Her proudest achievement includes the development and implementation of the
supported service delivery model which has afforded students with special needs
to be included in the general education classroom with their peers to the
greatest extent possible to meet their needs.