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Special Education

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Orono Schools provides a comprehensive program for students with disabilities. We are committed to facilitating the development of all children from birth through age 21. Orono offers a wide range of service delivery models to meet the needs of individual learners.


Corinna Graner, Ed.S.
Director of Special Services

Melissa Martin
Special Education Coordinator

Ann Werdel
Administrative Assistant for Special Services

Special Education Services (E-12)

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Unified Clubs and Special Olympics

Orono Schools Unified Program

Orono Unified Basketball Tournament

The purpose of the Orono Unified Club fosters inclusion and acceptance through participation in Unified sports and other activities. The club is associated with Special Olympics Minnesota.

Contact Unified & Special Olympics Advisor

Michelle Swenson

Special Olympics

Orono's active Unified Clubs bring together student coaches and players through club meetings and athletic competitions. Orono has sent players and teams to national Special Olympics Games with outstanding results. Many Orono alumni continue to work with Unified and Special Olympics in college and beyond. 

2022 Gold Medalists

Anna Stankevitz, gymnastics

Anna Stankevitz, Gymnastics

Peyton Libby, 3v3 Half-court Basketball

Pierce Pennaz, Gymnastics

Pierce Pennaz, Gymnastics