Special Education Staff
Special Education Teacher
Hi! My name is Lauren Bauman, and I am a Special Education Teacher here at Swallow School where I work with students in 4K-8th grade. I joined the staff in 2017 after teaching at The Richardson School for 3 years. The Richardson School is an alternative school for students with special needs that specializes in supporting children, adolescents and young adults who have diagnoses of developmental/neurological disabilities, and behavioral and emotional concerns.
Prior to teaching at the Richardson School, I received my bachelor's degree in Special Education at William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri and a certificate in cross categorical special education servicing students with mild-moderate disabilities. After graduating college, I was hired as a Special Education teacher at the Fulton School District and taught in the intensive needs classroom. I have always had a passion for teaching and working with students with disabilities. I have my masters degree in Special Education with an additional certification specializing in autism spectrum disorders through UW-Whitewater.
When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with family and friends. My husband and I love to travel and often visit our family in Montana. I enjoy playing tennis, painting and riding my horse.
Hello! My name is Carla Frantl, and I am proud to say that this is my 13th year as an Occupational Therapist at Swallow School. I am very excited to be part of the Swallow family and look forward to working with your children!
I graduated from UW - Milwaukee in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. I chose Occupational Therapy within the school system because I wanted to be a part of enhancing a child’s ability to be successful in their learning environment. This includes working on fine motor skills which are essential for success with daily activities such as drawing, cutting, printing, and keyboarding. There is nothing better than seeing the smile on a child’s face when they have successfully achieved their OT goals.
In my free time, I enjoy traveling, going for walks, watching football games, and spending time with my family and friends. My husband Steve, and I have 2 adult children. Alexis (23) is a teacher for Zion Lutheran School in Menomonee Falls, and Jake (21) is a junior at the University of Pittsburgh pursuing a degree in business/marketing and playing football.
Director of Special Education
Holly Heard grew up in the Lake Country area and is a 2002 graduate of Arrowhead High School. She completed her undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh where she earned a dual certification in General Education and Cross Categorical Special Education and also was inducted into the Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society for high academic achievement. Holly also holds a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership with additional certifications in Curriculum and Instruction as well as Director of Special Education and Pupil Services from Carroll University.
Before entering the world of education, Holly worked as the Director of Events in the Southern California golf industry and as the Assistant General Manager at Ironwood Golf Course in Sussex.
In 2012, Holly entered the teaching field as a special education teacher in the Wauwatosa School District. She joined the Swallow School staff in 2014 as a special education teacher and SOAR coordinator. The experiences Holly has had at Swallow drove her to continue her education for additional certifications and became the Director of Special Education in 2022 and Dean of Students in 2023. Holly enjoys working alongside students to help them develop organizational, self-advocacy, and accountability skills to serve them positively in their future endeavors.
When not teaching, Holly enjoys being active with her high school sweetheart, Chris, and her son (Carter). Holly is also active in her family’s Dance Studio in Menomonee Falls where she has taught dance and now provides Administrative support. Holly dreams one day of bringing an adaptive dance program to the Studio so that all students can share in the joy of dance.
Special Education Teacher
Hi! My name is Sarah Sarchet. I am the speech therapist at Swallow School and work with students beginning at age three all the way up to 8th grade. I am in my 18th year at Swallow. I actually attended Swallow School from kindergarten through 8th grade. It is amazing how it has grown and changed, but also wonderful how the passion for learning and commitment by the staff, families, and students has stayed the same.
I attended Arrowhead High School and then went on to Liberty University in Virginia and got my Bachelors in Psychology. I came back to Wisconsin and went to graduate school at Marquette University. I received my Masters of Science in Speech and Language Pathology. In addition, I hold a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association.
I am married to a wonderful man, Jason, and have four precious children, Caden, Kylie, Cruz, and Kinley. We live in Hartland, three of my children also attend Swallow, and my oldest is in high school. We love spending time as a family. Besides being a speech therapist, mother, and wife, I also enjoy spending my time cooking, reading, and playing all kinds of sports.
Special Education Teacher
My name is Jeannette Snedden, and I am excited to begin my first year as a special education teacher at Swallow School. I started my career as a kindergarten teacher in Georgia before being relocated to Wisconsin for my husband’s work. After moving to Wisconsin, I worked as a reading interventionist for the Merton School District, helping students to become proficient readers. Three years ago, I moved into a special education teacher role, allowing me to expand my knowledge and experience with diverse learners. I enjoy working with children and helping students realize their potential. I am especially interested in reading because I want to develop a strong foundation for each student while assisting them in setting a path for future success. I have my Masters of Arts in Teaching specializing in Early Childhood Education through Walden University and a Reading Teacher License through Viterbo University. I am certified in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Cross-Categorical Special Education, and Reading.
Hello! I'm Greta Wollmer, the school psychologist here at Swallow School. This is my first year at Swallow and also my first year as a full-time school psychologist! I have my Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where I also completed coursework in counseling skills, criminal justice, and neuroscience. I completed my Master of Science in Education (M.S.E.) degree at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and will be graduating with my Educational Specialist (Ed.S) degree in May 2024!
As a school psychologist, I help support students' learning, emotion regulation, behavioral development, and social skills during their time at school. While my role is heavily based in the special education world, I truly am a support for all students. I currently act as the Gifted/Talented Assessment Coordinator and am one of the 504 Coordinators as well, so my role extends throughout the school community.
Outside of school, I enjoy reading (I love book recommendations!), spending time outside, baking, and playing cards with my fiancé. I'm incredibly grateful for the opportunity to begin my career here at Swallow and am already impressed by the welcoming, supportive community you all have created!