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Jorgensen recognized by state association

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Jeff Jorgensen, director of student support services, has been named Administrator of the Year by the Minnesota School Psychologists Association at their recent Midwinter Conference. This award is designed to identify and recognize principals, supervisors, directors, and other administrators who support the field of school psychology.

Jorgensen was nominated for the award by Tony Levinskas, one of the district’s school psychologists. His nomination stated, “Our team of school psychologists are fortunate to have him in this position, providing guidance and encouragement to do what is best for our students and our families, while attending to our own professional development and identification of our passion for our field and those we provide service.”

Notable achievements include working closely with Minnesota state legislators on drafting and passage of legislation impacting special education, Tri-Chair on Minnesota Administrators of Special Education (MASE) Legislative Committee, and being a speaker, trainer, and consultant on a variety of topics in the areas of mental health, crisis interventions, stress and its effect on development, and behavioral issues and interventions. 

As director, Jorgensen oversees the district’s special education, multi-tiered systems of support, and health services areas. He is also the administration’s representative on the School Board’s Legislative Action Committee. Jorgensen has been with the district since 2014.