Brain Injury Regional School Support Team
(BIRSST)

ESU #1, #7 and #8 have banded together to create this region’s school support team for brain injury. Through a grant provided by the State of Nebraska, staff from these ESUs receive yearly training on brain injury. The team members serving on this specialty team are:

ESU #1
Arianne Conley
Nurse
Project Director for the Northeast Region
aconley@esu1.org (402) 369-6700

Heather Barron-Galvan
School Psychologist
hbarron@esu1.org

ESU #7
Amy Slama
Transition Specialist / Speech Pathologist
aslama@esu7.org (402) 564-0815

ESU #8
Sonya Simons
School Psychologist
ssimons@esu8.org (402) 640-2873

Jill Bates
R.N. / Assistant Administrator
jbates@esu8.org (402) 887-5041 ext. 1224

Services we provide include:

  • Consultation with you and/or your staff if a child in your district sustains a head injury
  • Staff education on concussion management
  • Staff education on head injury and its impact on educational performance

Please contact the Central Office at (402) 287-2061 or Arianne Conley at (402) 369-6700 if you need this team to consult with your district.