About Us

The Minnesota Centers of Excellence for Young Children with Disabilities is the statewide professional development system for early childhood special education (ECSE). Professional Development Facilitators (PDF) in each of the state's eight economic development regions work to connect, support and empower local leaders to build capacity. Through these joint efforts, young children and their families are accessing and benefiting from high-quality programs and services throughout the state.

In some instances, the boundaries of educational districts do not align with the eight economic development regions' boundaries. In instances when a cooperative or district's boundaries are found in more than one region, the district's PDF and service region are assigned based upon the county in which a program's leader is housed.

Linda Wintz

lwintz@mnscsc.org

Region 9

Linda Wintz is a Professional Development Facilitator for the Centers of Excellence for Young Children with Disabilities in Region 9.  She has over 30 years of experience working with special education in Minnesota schools.  Before taking on this position July 1, 2010, she worked with the River Bend Education District and the Waseca Area Public Schools as a Special Education Director.  She has a master’s degree in special education and 6th year certificate in special education administration from Minnesota State University, Mankato.