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 goals when writing IEPs on behalf of their students.
Mary has a Bachelors degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Behavior Analysis, and a minor in Special Education, from St. Cloud University. She earned both Masters and Specialists degrees in Special Education Administration from St. Cloud University. Mary is licensed as a Teacher of Moderate to Severely Mentally Impaired, Supervisor of Moderate to Severely Mentally Impaired and Director of Special Education.
Mary began her career as a teacher of trainable mentally handicapped students in the mid-1970s. Ms. Ruprecht also served the Rum River Special Education Cooperative in a number of capacities before becoming the Director of Special Education between 1993 and 2008. Currently, she serves as a Low-Incidence Facilitator for Regions 5 and 7 within Minnesota.
Mary has been an active member of the Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA). She has served in a number of leadership roles within the organization, and in 2008 the organization gave Mary the Administrator of Excellence Award. Ms. Ruprecht also donates her time and leadership skills to the Minnesota Administrators of Special Education (MASE). In 2006-07, she was elected as the President of the organization. In spring 2004, Mary was distinguished with the Leader of Excellent Award.
Outside of work, Mary enjoys reading and cooking, as well as an active lifestyle of walking, biking and camping. She and her husband Mike have been married 37 years and are the proud parents of two daughters.