Students with Unique Needs (SUN)

About Students with Unique Needs (SUN)

The Students with Unique Needs (SUN) program focuses on teaching developmentally appropriate pro-social behaviors and academics to students with diverse disabilities and needs. The SUN program provides services to students with unique needs from kindergarten through age 22 who require a high level of support provided by a separate school site dedicated to students receiving special education services. Instruction is provided in academics, functional skills, transition skills, and social skills. Strong collaboration between special education teachers, Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs), Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs), school social workers, a school nurse, and paraprofessionals is provided to support students with their behavioral, functional, adaptive, and academic needs. 

Program Leadership

Name Role Work Phone
Alliance Education Center
Jackie Pauley Assistant Director of Special Education/ Principal 651-423-8150  Email Jackie Pauley
 Trevor Bailey Assistant Principal 651-423-8125 Email Trevor Bailey
 Rachel Novy  Lead Teacher  651-423-8126  Email Rachel Novy
 Sharri McGibbon Lead Teacher 651-423-8124 Email Sharri McGibbon
Kay Velure Administrative Assistant 651-423-8151  Email Kay Velure
 Tiffany Brenner  Administrative Assistant 651-423-8100  Email Tiffany Brenner
Cedar School
 Jennifer Hetland  Assistant Director of Special Education/ Principal  612-293-9892 Email Jennifer Hetland
 Melanie Rix Lead Teacher     Email Melanie Rix
 Pam Severson Administrative Assistant  952-797-4000  Email Pam Severson
Concord Education Center
 Amy Swaney  Assistant Director of Special Education/ Principal  612-902-9311  Email Amy Swaney
 Shae Elliott Assistant Principal  612-902-9357  Email Shae Elliott
 Cathy Mattice Lead Teacher   612-902-9344  Email Cathy Mattice
Joleen Witham Administrative Assistant  612-902-9301  Email Joleen Witham
  TBD  Administrative Assistant   612-902-9300  

School Info



Alliance Education Center (AEC)

14300 Biscayne Ave

Rosemount, MN 55068


School Hours

Student Hours: 7:45am-2:10pm

Staff Hours: 7:30am-3:30 pm




Cedar School

2140 Diffley Road

Eagan, MN 55122


School Hours

Student Hours: 7:45 am-2:10pm

Staff Hours: 7:00 am-3:00 pm




Concord Education Center (CEC)

9015 Broderick Blvd

Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076


School Hours

Student Hours: 7:45am-2:10pm

Staff Hours: 7:30am-3:30 pm

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