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WISD Applauds Our Educational Diagnosticians

Texas Educational Diagnostician Week March 1-5 is Texas Educational Diagnostician Week! Waller ISD’s (WISD) Educational Diagnosticians play a crucial role in ensuring student success. As a big part of the Special Education Department, diagnosticians work with students to learn how to best advocate for their educational needs. This helps provide students with the knowledge and skills to prepare them for life outside the classroom.

With such a monumental task, these educators undergo several years of specialized training. Each must hold a current teaching certificate, have three years of teaching experience, and a master’s degree. On top of these requirements, they must also complete an educational diagnostician preparation program to become certified and continue participating in professional development to update their education.

Thank you to WISD Educational Diagnosticians:

Jennifer Backhaus Lauri Hansen Jana Robinson
Jackie Bremer Angie Hodde Carmen Romero
Angela Caballero Erin Lischka Lisa Schwaeble
Chris Donalson Mary Llanas Abby Tenorio
Jamie Grebe Neilin Mercano Katrina Tulod

 These professionals work closely with families, teachers, and administrators to identify student needs, develop and monitor individualized plans to improve student progress, and collect data to measure success.

“We couldn't do what we do for students, families, and staff without the passion, expertise, integrity, and work ethic of this team,” WISD Director of Special Education Kirsten Omelan said. “They make the impossible possible every day.”