About Us

SpEd Forms, Inc. is an education software development company based in the tiny community of Jasper, Minnesota. Our mission is to produce easy to use, reliable, powerful education software.

The Company

SpEd Forms, Inc. is an education software development company based in the tiny community of Jasper, Minnesota. Our mission is to produce easy to use, reliable, powerful education software.
 
Since 1995, our flagship product “SpEd Forms” has been making is easier for special educators to manage the due process paperwork requirements and for administrators to have up-to-the-minute data at their fingertips while reducing costs. We understand the only effective way to grow our business is to ensure our customers receive the best possible service and value for their money.
 
Is SpEd Forms perfect? Of course not, but the program is always being improved. We constantly strive to bring you the best solution at the best price.
 
At SpEd Forms, we know change is constant. That’s why we are always looking for and finding ways to make SpEd Forms better by incorporating suggestions from school districts and improvements made possible by new technologies. We respond quickly when changes need to be made because of legal or compliance-related issues. We pride ourselves on our comprehensive approach to your information management needs.
 
Isn’t it time to let us help make your life easier, your work time more productive and your budget stretch further?

The SpEd Forms Team

Lisa Backer
Lisa Backer Trainer
As the newest member of the SpEd Forms team, Lisa brings more than 30 years’ experienced in Early Childhood Special Education to her role as Trainer for SpEd Forms. Lisa is responsible for conducting the Initial SpEd Forms Training, Advanced SpEd Forms Training,...
Mary Ruprecht
Mary Ruprecht Goal Bank Consultant
Mary has been a member of SpEd Forms leadership team since 2008. She led the team that developed the original SpEd Forms Goal Bank. Mary is responsible for updating and increasing the Goal Bank so teachers can easily search for and access measurable and observable...
Nathan Hall
Nathan Hall Software Support Technician
As a Software Support Technician, Nathan assists SpEd Forms users by answering questions, providing technical support and resolving  issues, and does ‘front-end’ programming under the direction of the senior programmers. ...
Donnita Bennett
Donnita Bennett Third Party Billing and Quality Specialist
Donnita serves as the primary resource for answering questions, resolving issues, and providing training and technical support for MA Forms. In addition, she tests changes being made to SpEd Forms to insure everything works properly and there are no data...
Kelli Byrnes
Kelli Byrnes Office Manager
Kelli is the cheery voice you most often hear when calling SpEd Forms. She began working with SpEd Forms in 2002 and currently serves as Office Manager, responsible for the organization and coordination of office operations. ...
Michael Buswell
Michael Buswell Senior Programmer
Michael began working with SpEd Forms just before Christmas of 2013 as a Software Support Technician. Based on exceptional programming skills, he was quickly promoted to Programmer, and now serves as a Senior Programmer with SpEd Forms.
Mark Oehrlein
Mark Oehrlein Information Analyst
Mark has been a member of SpEd Forms leadership team since 2009. Mark is responsible for critical infrastructure, data analysis and development.  He maintains the servers and databases including backups, imports and data recovery. Mark has been known to jump in and...
Gary Lewis
Gary Lewis CEO
Gary was a co-author of the original FileMaker Pro version of SpEd Forms in 1995. He is the primary consultant for due process, chairs the Forms Committee and assumed the role of CEO in July, 2013.
Shane Dennis
Shane Dennis Non-Executive Chair
Shane was responsible for the development of the web based version of SpEd Forms, MA Forms and RTI Forms. As the owner of SpEd Forms he continues to provide oversight for the management team.

The Forms Committee

Michelle (Micki) Breitsprecher
Michelle (Micki) Breitsprecher
Micki is the newest member of the Forms Committee. She serves as a voice representing SouthEast Minnesota.
GiGi Krause
GiGi Krause
GiGi has been a member of the Forms Committee since 2016. She serves as a voice representing Minnesota’s charter schools.
Judy Beaton
Judy Beaton
Judy has been a member of the Forms Committee since 2015, and represents the voice of Early Childhood Special Education.
Judd Fredstrom
Judd Fredstrom
Judd has been a member of our Forms Committee since 2014. He serves as a voice representing Northwest Minnesota.
Merri Miller
Merri Miller
Merri has been on the SpEd Forms Forms Committee since 2013. She serves as a voice representing the Metropolitan area of Minnesota.
Marlene Grindland
Marlene Grindland
Marlene has been a member of the Forms Committee since 2017. She serves as a voice representing central Minnesota.
Diane McCarron
Diane McCarron
Diane has been a member of the Forms Committee since 2010. She serves as a voice representing Southwest Minnesota.
Brian Yuretich
Brian Yuretich
Brian has been on the Forms Committee since 2008. He serves as a voice representing Northeast Minnesota.
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