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Kellie Broggi, MOT, OTRL 

Broggi, Kellie 2013-2014-small Kellie graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 2010 with her Bachelor of
 Science and Master of Occupational Therapy degree. She began working for
 Wyandotte's center-based program in February 2011. Working in special education
 has always been her dream job and is one of her biggest passions in life. Thanks to
 her younger brother, who has epilepsy and is cognitively impaired, she knew from
 a young age that she wanted to work in this field. Her family is actively involved in
helping to raise funds for the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan and every year they create a team and attend the annual Summer Stroll for Epilepsy. If you are interested in learning more about this great organization or donating to supporting the cause, please feel free to visit their website at: http://www.epilepsymichigan.org.   Kellie is also a member of the planning committee for the Michigan POHI/SXI Conference, a not-for-profit organization that is responsible for the planning and presentation of an annual, state-wide, professional development event. Other hobbies include coaching a high school girls' basketball team, spending time with family and friends, reading, and watching the occasional reality television show. She is recently engaged and looks forward to planning her wedding and getting married this fall.

Diane Kaip, PT

Kaip, Diane 2011-2012-small Diane graduated from the University of Michigan in 1975 with a Bachelor of
 Science Degree in Physical Therapy. In 2003, she received her Masters Degree in
 Community Health Education. Diane's first passion was to work with children, but
 chose not to specialize immediately after college upon realizing that there was still
 so much to learn and experience in other areas of Physical Therapy. In her 39
 years as a physical therapist, Diane has worked Rehab, Out Patient, Long Term
Care, and Home Care, with her last 15 years spent working as a school-based physical therapist for Madison School. Diane enjoys finding ways that allow students to move and explore their environment, adapting environment and mobility equipment as needed for each student. She is inspired by the teamwork experienced at Madison where OT, Speech, PT and Teachers work together to find creative ways to help students access their educational programming. She is especially excited by the challenge of finding ways to reinforce instructional content presented in the classroom while working on students' mobility skills. On a personal level, Diane most enjoys spending time with her 3 granddaughters, ages 1, 4, and 7. She is devoted to enhancing her own fitness level through her favorite activities including swimming, tennis, biking, and yoga.

Laura Maslar, OT

Maslar, Laura 2012-2013-small Laura graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor Degree in Occupational
 Therapy. Additional degrees include a Bachelor Degree in Rehabilitation Education
 from Pennsylvania State University, and a Masters in Educational Administration
 from Wayne State University.  She has worked in a variety of settings including
 neo-natal care, early intervention, and adult physical rehabilitation.  Laura began
 working at Madison School in September 2000. She loves the daily challenges
presented by these very special students. This school year, Laura was instrumental in facilitating acceptance to the "Community Partners" program with The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. This relationship allows Madison classrooms to visit these venues throughout the school year and enables Madison students' families to request tickets for family outings. Laura also served on the planning Committee for the Michigan POHI/SXI Conference, an organization that is responsible for the planning and presentation of an annual, state-wide, professional development event.  In her leisure time, Laura enjoys running, swimming, and gardening.

Nicole Ott, MPT

Ott (Myers), Nicole 2013-2014-small Nicole Ott has been a physical therapist with the Wyandotte School District since
 May 2006. She attended Henry Ford Community College for undergraduate school
 and graduated with an Associates degree in 2001. She then attended Wayne State
 University for graduate school where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in
 Allied Health Sciences in August 2004 and a Master of Physical therapy degree in
 May 2006. While attending college she worked at Penrickton Center for Blind
Children as a Child Care Worker and at Beaumont Hospital as a Rehab Tech. She continues to further her education through regular continuing education courses and enjoys the daily challenges she faces as a physical therapist in the school setting. She also enjoys family time with her young daughter and doing scrapbooking in her spare time.

Denise Wilke, OTR

Wilke, Denise 2013-2014-small Denise Wilke joined Wyandotte's Occupational Therapy staff in September of
 2012. Denise graduated from Wayne State University in 1992. She started her
 career working acute care and rehab for the Oakwood Health Care System before
 starting her family in 1995. She returned to work part time in an outpatient clinic
 and also enjoyed the flexibility offered by home care while raising her girls. Once
 her girls were in school full time, Denise returned to practicing Occupational
Therapy full time at the Rivergate Health Care Facility in Riverview Michigan for 10 years. For the last 3 years, Denise has committed to a change in her career path which includes working with children. She worked for Taylor School District for 1.5 years before district downsizing found her applying for a position at Wyandotte. Denise considers this turn of events a blessing in disguise as she thoroughly enjoys working at Madison School where she has the privilege of working with awesome children and staff. In her spare time, Denise loves to sew, go for walks with her husband and her favorite dog Spencer, and she enjoys watching her two daughters play fast pitch softball!

Krystal Williamson, PT, M.Ed.

Williamson, Krystal 2013-2014-small Krystal graduated from Wayne State University in 1994 with a Bachelors of Science
 degree in Physical Therapy. In 2005, she graduated from Oakland University with a
 Masters in Early Childhood Education. Krystal started her career working inpatient
 rehab at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital for nearly five years before taking a
 position with the Taylor School District. She provided school-based Physical
 Therapy for Taylor Schools for thirteen years. During her last five years at Taylor,
Krystal split her time with the Woodhaven School District in the Teach Our Tots Early program. Krystal also has experience working in a skilled nursing facility as well as home care. She lives in the area with her husband, daughter, two sons, two dogs and two cats. She is active in her church where she teaches Sunday School and is a counselor with G.E.M.S. (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior). Krystal joined Madison School Physical Therapy Staff in September of 2012. She presently provides physical therapy services to Madison's homebound students, satellite classrooms and Madison classrooms.