What is the Special Needs Scholarship Program (SNSP)?

The Special Needs Scholarship Program (SNSP) allows a student with a disability, who meets certain eligibility requirements, to receive a state-funded scholarship to attend a participating private school. The Special Needs Scholarship Program is governed by Wisconsin Statute 115.7915 and Wisconsin Administrative Code Chapter PI 49. (dpi.wi.gov)

Miss Cathy Tinkey is our SNSP teacher. She received a bachelor’s degree in education from Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minnesota. She is pursuing a master’s degree in Special Education with an accompanying dpi license from Concordia University. She has experience in the Barton Reading and Spelling System: an Orton-Gillingham influenced Simultaneously Multisensory Explicit and Systematic Phonics Program, which she uses with several students. She has tutored 5th-8th grade math students for years outside of the school day from both inside and outside of our school family. She attends the Christian Educators for Special Education (CESE) conferences and will schedule other related courses with Title II funds as those courses are available. Miss Tinkey has taught at our school for more than three decades and has worked closely with our Title I teacher as a primary grades teacher throughout those years of service. Miss Tinkey has an excellent relationship with our Title I teachers and district psychologists as well as with the students and parents who benefit from her work as our SNSP teacher.

View the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s FAQ: snsp_faq_rev._june_2022_parent

View the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s SNSP Webpage: https://dpi.wi.gov/parental-education-options/special-needs-scholarship/student-applications