Special Education
Special education is specially designed instruction based on the needs of an individual student. As required by law, School District 197 provides a free, appropriate public education to about 900 students with disabilities from birth through age 21 who attend both public and private schools. A team develops, implements and reviews each student’s individual program. Please see School District 197’s Special Education section for more information.

Friendly Hills' Special Education team is dedicated to helping each individual child achieve success. Staff are devoted to students and leave no stone unturned in their quest to help each one achieve his or her potential.


Anne Barnes, Developmental Cognitive Disabilities (DCD) Teacher
651-403-7636 | anne.barnes@isd197.org

Karen Bird, 6th Grade Special Education Teacher
651-403-7686 | karen.bird@isd197.org | about me

Anne DeLambert, Special Education Teacher
651-403-7747 | anne.delambert@isd197.org

Alexandra Hodson
, Occupational Therapist
651-403-8128 | alexandra.hodson@isd197.org

Jocelyn Kennealy
Speech-Language Pathologist 
651-403-7772 | jocelyn.kennealy@isd197.org

Rachel London-Nyhus
, School Psychologist
651-403-7766 | rachel.londonnyhus@isd197.org

Jane McAllister, 7th Grade Special Education Teacher
651-403-7625 | jane.mcallister@isd197.org | about me

Kelly Solberg, 5th Grade Special Education Teacher
651-403-7656 | kelly.solberg@isd197.org | webpage

Andrea Weigenant, 8th Grade Special Education Teacher

651-403-7694 | andrea.weigenant@isd197.org about me


Photo: Anne Barnes Anne Barnes
I've been teaching since 1993, and began teaching at Friendly Hills in 2000. I have Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Special Education from Mankato State University. I received my license in Autism Spectrum Disorders from Concordia University, St. Paul. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my children and family, cooking, reading, and lifting weights at the YMCA. 
Photo: Anne de Lambert Anne de Lambert
Greetings!  My name is Anne de Lambert and I am a Special Education Teacher at Friendly Hills Middle School.  I began teaching at Friendly Hills in 2018.  Prior to coming to ISD 197, I taught in Minneapolis Public Schools for 8 years.  I hold a Master of Arts in Special Education-Emotional Behavioral Disorders from the University of St. Thomas.  When I am not teaching I enjoy hanging out with my husband and two daughters, cooking, and cheering on Minnesota sports teams! 

Photo: J Kenneally Jocelyn Kennealy
Hello! My name is Jocelyn Kennealy and I am a Speech-Language Therapist at Friendly Hills Middle School. I have taught at Friendly Hills since 2017. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Speech-Language-Hearing Science from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of North Dakota. My husband, daughter, dog, and I live in St. Paul. We enjoy time outside and finding the best donuts in town.

Theresa Hulting Picture  Theresa Hulting
Hello!  My name is Theresa Hulting and I am a Speech-Language Pathologist at Pilot Knob STEM Magnet School and Friendly Hills Middle School.  I began my career as Speech-Language Pathologist in 2006 and began working for ISD 197 in 2017.  I hold a bachelor's degree in psychology from Hamline University and a master's degree in communication disorders from the University of Minnesota.  In my free time I enjoy hiking and going on bike rides with my husband and two children.