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SVSS Contact Information

Dr. Alison Dollar - Director         
(701) 857-4410  ext: 102



Darlene Pullen - Business Manager     
(701) 857-4410   ext: 101



Karen Korzun - Compliance & Data Specialist        
(701) 857-4410   ext: 100



Additional Personnel

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Consultant

Jodi Scheeler

701-857-4410   ext: 115


Regional Consultant

Brittni Dobowey

701-857-4410   ext: 116


ECSE Regional Consultant

Nicole Strand

701-857-4410   ext: 113


Regional Consultant

Pam Peterson

701-857-4410   ext: 114


Regional Consultant

Melissa Frederick

701.857.4410 ext 117


Occupational Therapist

Connie Buck

701-857-4410   ext: 105


Occupational Therapist

Joleen Thomas

701-857-4410   ext: 107


Occupational Therapist

Lesley Fettig

701-857-4410   ext: 106


Physical Therapist

Mardel Mehlhoff

701-857-4410   ext: 100


Physical Therapist

Pat Gerszewski

701-857-4410   ext: 100


School Psychologist

Casey Miller

701-857-4410   ext: 111


School Psychologist

Deb Grant

701-857-4410   ext: 110


School Psychologist

Melanie Duchsherer

701-857-4410   ext: 112



Social Worker

Donna Hegstad

701.857.4410 ext 104




ND Job Service



504 Compliance

Dr. Alison Dollar


Discrimination Policy

(119kb - pdf)

If you cannot fully access the information on any web page of this site, please let us know the accessibility issue you are having by contacting, Alison Dollar at (701) 857-4410 or by e-mail at


We will try to provide the information to you in an alternate format and/or make the necessary improvements to make the information accessible.  If you would like to file a formal grievance under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, you may contact our Section 504 coordinator, Alison Dollar, Director at 1370 20th Ave SW., Minot ND, (701) 857-4410 or by e-mail at


The Souris Valley Special Services Unit is committed to maintaining a learning and working environment free from discrimination and harassment in all employment and educational programs, activities, and facilities. The Unit prohibits discrimination and harassment based on a student, parent/guardian, employee and/or applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, or other status protected by law, in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities.


The Unit’s nondiscrimination policy (pdf)


For inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies, or to file a complaint of discrimination or harassment, please contact:

Dr. Alison Dollar

Title IX, 504, and nondiscrimination Coordinator

1370 20th Ave SW

Minot, ND. 58701



Inquiries and complaints under Title IX may also be referred to the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR):

Office for Civil Rights, Chicago Office

U.S. Department of Education

Citigroup Center

500 W. Madison St., Suite 1475

Chicago, IL 60661-4544

Telephone: (312) 730-1560



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Ph: (701) 857-4410  Fax: (701) 857-4413   Copyright 2018