Polly Dvorak

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Polly Dvorak
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Welcome to the 2019- 2020 school year at Woodland Spring Middle School.  My name is Polly Dvorak and I will be the special education teacher for 7th and 8th grade this year.  My goal is to provide support and assistance to students so they can have a positive and successful learning experience.  I work with the classroom teachers to help students understand lessons taught in the classroom, encourage completion of assignments, help study for tests, and provide accommodations to aid in the learning process. I also support students with developing essential academic skills in math and reading remediation during resource class. Another focus this year is to help my students develop executive functioning skills, independent study skills, self advocacy, and healthy social and emotional wellbeing.  

I graduated from Emporia State University in 2005 with a Bachelor's degree in Sociology. I am earning my Master’s degree in Secondary Special Education through Pitt State University. My background is in social work, working with both children and adolescents in the mental health field. Most recently, I have been working with the Spring Hill School District for the past four years within student services. My family and I reside in Olathe and I have a son who has just started school at Prairie Creek Elementary School.  

We have a wonderful team at Woodland Spring Middle School and we can’t wait to see the progress that our students will make. 

I will be notifying parents throughout the year to schedule annual IEP meetings to update goals and progress.  Upon receiving an email or letter, please contact me to let me know if you will be able to attend the IEP meeting; if necessary we can reschedule.  Your input and attendance at IEP meetings is vital to your student’s success. I also look forward to meeting with families during parent teacher conferences and future school events.  

Please feel free to contact me at anytime with comments or questions.  I can be reached most easily through email. My email and phone number are listed below.

I look forward to working with you this year!


Dvorak  7th/ 8th Grade Special Education Woodland Spring Middle School Room 156 & 176 dvorakp@usd230.org (913) 592- 8117 



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