Meet the Itinerant Staff

Social Worker
Stephene Diepstra, Ph.D., LMSW

Bachelor of Social Work from Calvin College
Master of Social Work from University of Michigan
Doctor of Philosophy from Michigan State University

  • Evaluate students for new and ongoing special education eligibility in the areas of emotional impairment and Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Consult with teachers and parents to develop and implement Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), Functional Behavior Assessments, and behavior intervention plans for students with disabilities
  • Provide direct and indirect services which address social and emotional challenges that are adversely impacting the educational performance of those students who are eligible to receive special education support in the school setting

Joanne D. Platt M.S., Ed. S.

Certified School Psychologist


  • Evaluation of students for special education eligibility
  • Re-evaluation of students for special education eligibility
  • Involved in problem-solving, pre-referral intervention, special education planning, behavior assessment, and behavior intervention plans
  • Part of student study teams and parent/teacher consultation

Speech Language Pathologist
Melissa Krieg, M.A. CCC-SLP 

Bachelor of Arts in Speech Language Pathology
Master of Arts in Speech Language Pathology
  • Work with individuals who display speech and language disorders or delays.

Occupational Therapist
Hannah Wolcott, M.S., OTR/L

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Grand Valley State University
Bachelor of Arts in Spanish with minors in Biology and Developmental Psychology from Aquinas College

  • Works directly with special education students who require services to address sensory motor and visual motor deficits, as well as activities of daily living in the school environment.
  • Consults with special education and general education staff regarding visual and fine motor development, and sensory integration in the school setting.

Teacher Consultant for Hearing Impaired
Terri Warners

Bachelor of Science Degree in Education
Endorsements: Teaching Students with Hearing Impairments and Learning Disabilities
Masters of Arts in Teaching


  • Provides one-on-one therapy and consultation to students with hearing loss.
  • Consults with teachers on technology and equipment for students with hearing impairments as well as on strategies for helping students with hearing loss be successful in the school setting.classroom strategies for students with hearing loss.