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Welcome to Mr. Cody's Early Intervention Program

Dear Parents/Guardians,


Greeting from Mr. Lukkes, Mrs. Hanneman, Mrs. Kenney, & Mrs. Koller!  Well it is that time year of where it is back to school!  I will be your son/daughters early intervention teacher at Stewart Elementary.  I am excited about getting to work with each and every one of you throughout this school year.


I have worked in the Yankton School District for the past nine years and am now going onto year number eleven. Four of those years I was a middle school special education teacher.  This year will be my seventh year teaching early intervention preschool.  I am a graduate from The University of South Dakota with a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and an educational specialist degree.


Teaching your child is a privilege that I take very seriously.  My mission is to provide a loving, safe, and personal learning environment for each student in the classroom.  As students enter into my classroom they will feel welcomes, respected, appreciated and secure.  It will be an atmosphere of warmth, support and genuine care in which your child will learn a variety of different life long skills.


Working together as a team, we can motivate, encourage and enhance your child’s learning experience this year.  I am looking forward to working and meeting you.  Please feel free to contact me at (605)665-5971 or through email at with any questions that you may have throughout the year.


Thanks for your time, involvement and support!


Cody W. Lukkes, Ed.S.