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Thanks IPAT! Thank you for welcoming me into your dynamic team! I am the “New Kid on the Block,” so let me fill you in.

My name is Lynette Wavra, a Valley City, North Dakota native, and longtime Fargo resident. I come to IPAT with a background in elementary education. I graduated from Valley City State University and have been an educator in the elementary classroom for many years, and in many capacities. I have lived in Fargo since 1995, and am the proud mother of two adult sons, and one Boston Terrier. I will cherish the experiences I’ve had with my students over the years, but I am very energized and anxious to walk this new road of opportunity with the IPAT Family.

The Fargo staff members, and those in Bismarck are undeniably passionate about helping North Dakotans of any age or disability enjoy life fully. My main passion will be to provide assistive technology services for students ages 14-21 who are transitioning from the school environment to a different environment, such as a workplace, college, or technical school. I will be assisting smaller rural school districts and providing technical support to larger districts with many services. I will strive to grow and maintain relationships with all the educational and family team members, and focus on independence, learning, and safety as our ultimate goal for the students.

This opportunity has been provided through a partnership entered into with the ND Department of Human Services’ Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. IPAT is the assistive technology leader in the state of North Dakota. I hope to continue that leadership quality by helping students, families, and educators adjust comfortably and safely to new avenues of life and learning.

I am grateful for this new adventure in my life, and happy to be helping kids achieve, in theirs.

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