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Remsing hired as district Student Support Services Director

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Edina Public Schools is pleased to announce the hiring of Jody Remsing as the next Director of Student Support Services. She is currently Special Services Director at Wayzata Public Schools, a position she has held for five years.

In her current position, Remsing oversees administration of services to students in areas including: special education, English learners, health services, mental health, and Section 504. She supervises six districtwide administrators and in addition to serving on the Superintendent’s Cabinet, acts in an advisory capacity to the school board regarding special services programming and policy.

While in Wayzata, Remsing was also responsible for the development and implementation of a transition program for learners ages 18-21. Remsing currently oversees the program which opened in 2019.

Prior to Wayzata, Remsing was the special education supervisor in the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Public Schools for three years, and special education coordinator in Eastern Carver County Public Schools for two years. In those positions she provided leadership, program development, analysis and utilization of program data and developed strong parent and community relationships. Remsing began her career in education as a special education teacher, providing case management and instruction to students with mild, moderate, and severe developmental cognitive disabilities.

Remsing holds a bachelor of science degree in Special Education from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; a juris doctor from Hamline University School of Law; and Director of Special Education licensure from St. Mary’s University. She was previously a private practice attorney, and held positions in Ramsey and Hennepin County District Courts.

Remsing will begin her tenure with Edina Public Schools on July 1, following the retirement of Jeff Jorgensen.