The Ionia County Intermediate School District provides the following services to the students at Portland St. Patrick:

School Social Worker

Kristina Syjud – social worker  ksyjud@ioniaisd.org

Speech/Language Therapy

Linda Trierweiler – speech/language  ltrierweiler@portlandk12.org

As a Speech-Language Pathologist, my role at St. Patrick School is to provide special education services to students with communication difficulties that interfere with their academics. I work with students from preschool to 12th grade. My caseload may consist of students with delays in speech, using or understanding spoken language, stuttering, and social skills.

Occupational Therapy

Bev Kasper – Occupational Therapist  bkasper@ioniaisd.org

School Psychologist

Trisha Hassett – School Psychologist  thassett@ioniaisd.org

Teacher Consultant

Kristen Schrauben – Teacher Consultant kschrauben@portlandk12.org

As the Teacher Consultant, my role at St. Patrick School is to support the teachers in implementing a student’s NPSP (non public school plan) for special education services. My caseload typically consists of students with Learning Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Emotional Impairments or Health Impairments as their eligibility for special education. I develop and hold each student’s annual NPSP with a team consisting of parent, student, administration, other support services and the general education teachers. At times, I also meet with the students to help assist in their aides/services such as tests read aloud, small group setting, accommodated assignments.


Peer-2-Peer Program

St. Patrick School also participates in the Peer-2-Peer Program.