Crisis Response Team

Each year students and educators in Great Prairie AEA are impacted by incidents involving traumatic stress. These situations can result in disruption of the normal learning experience for students, as well as relationship problems, anxiety, and depression.  The Crisis Response Team consists of consultants, school psychologists, and social workers who have received specialized training in critical incident stress management and grief recovery.


The goals and outcomes of interventions include reducing stress, preventing matters from intensifying, facilitating a return to a more normal routine, and providing access to a more intensive level of care if needed. Services include:

  • pre-incident traumatic stress education
  • on-scene support
  • individual and small group counseling
  • debriefings
  • family support services
  • classroom presentations
  • referral to community resources
  • follow-up services

Important contacts

Staff Directory
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Angelisa Fynaardt, Ph.D.

Assistant Administrator/Director of Special Education

641-682-8591 Email Angelisa Fynaardt, Ph.D.
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Jamie Cranston, Ph.D.

Regional Director

641-682-8591 Email Jamie Cranston, Ph.D.
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Michelle Deshler

Regional Director

641-682-8591 Email Michelle Deshler
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Michelle Harris

Regional Director

641-682-8591 Email Michelle Harris
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Alan Schwarte

Regional Director

641-682-8591 Email Alan Schwarte
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Shawn Stringer

Director of District Services

641-682-8591 Email Shawn Stringer