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Transition Plus & Culver’s = an Impactful Partnership – PRTP10



Today you’re meeting three wonderful people who have developed opportunities for students in the Baraboo school district for over the 15 years as part of a program called Transition Plus. Just to give you geographical context, Baraboo is 15 minutes south of Wisconsin Dells. In a nutshell, the Transition Plus program provides services to students with educational disabilities and transition needs in post-secondary education, training, employment, and independent living to promote a successful transition from high school to adult life. Students are paired with businesses to learn new skills, make community connections, and earn income. One of the partnerships happens to be a Wisconsin icon in the restaurant industry. If you thought “I bet that’s Culvers,” you were right. Today you’re meeting Shelley Mordini and Kathy Tuttle. Shelley and Kathy began this journey 15 years ago. Shelley continues the program today. You’re also meeting Tanya Sulik, general manager with the Culver’s restaurant in Baraboo, Wisconsin. Shelley and Tanya received the 2019 Baraboo Education Association’s School Bell Award for their work as part of the Transition Plus program.

If you’d like to learn more about Baraboo’s Transition Plus program, email Shelley Mordini ( To learn more about Culver’s visit Be sure to click on “stories” to learn about how they support their communities and the farming industry.

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