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(WRCCS) Workshop Introductions [clear filter]
Wednesday, April 10


Workshop Session - Charter School Governance and Authorizing
School district and independent authorizers, as well as governance board consultants, will be presenting on developing effective and mission-oriented structures to support the development of quality charter schools. Time for individual consulting and questions will be available.

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Adrienne L. Woods

Director, UW-Milwaukee
I've been an educator for 27 years working as a high school English teacher, school counselor and district-level administrator. I worked closely with charter schools for about 12 years and led charter offices for the last 8 years. I have knowledge and experience with instrumentality... Read More →
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Tess O'Brien-Heinzen

Partner, Boardman Clark
Tess is a partner in the School Law Practice Group and provides legal consultation to school districts, charter schools, and postsecondary institutions in a broad range of areas including special education and disability law, policy development, student-related issues, and corporate... Read More →
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Allen Brant, PhD

Principal, Kaleidoscope Academy
Al Brant is the principal of Kaleidoscope Academy, a trauma sensitive middle school and is currently the president of ISN. He works with many of the charter schools in Appleton and the surrounding area promoting innovative practices and moving away from the industrial age model of... Read More →

Wednesday April 10, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Wilderness 4


Workshop Session - Classroom
Overview presentations will focus on classroom culture, curriculum (STEM/PBL) and supports and resources. Representatives from successful schools will share insights into important facets of developing innovative school practices. Time for individual consulting and questions will be available.

Topics Covered:
  • Classroom Culture
  • Community Supports & Resources
  • Curriculum Design
  • Mental Health Supports

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Alyssa Maloney

Adams-Friendship Area School District
I am currently the Project AWARE Mental Health Coordinator for the Adams-Friendship Area School District. I have a Bachelors of Social Work from UW Oshkosh and have worked with at-risk teenage youth for 20 years in different settings.
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Rebecca Anderson

School District of Waukesha
Becky Anderson is a 6th-8th grade multiage literacy teacher at Waukesha STEM Academy, Saratoga Campus, in Waukesha, Wisconsin. In addition, she teaches at Carroll University, also in Waukesha, in both their undergraduate and graduate education programs. Becky is fueled by collaborative... Read More →
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Nicole Luedtke

Advisor, Valley New School
Advisor at Valley New School (Appleton, WI). Ms. Luedtke, along with three colleagues, founded Valley New School, an innovative, project-based, student centered, technology-rich charter school for the Appleton Area School District 15 years ago. VNS continues to be a leading lab school... Read More →
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Peter Wieczorek

Director, Northwest Passage High School #4049
I am the Director of Northwest Passage Charter High School in Coon Rapids, MN. I am a passionate advocate of Project Based Learning, Field Studies, Expeditionary Learning, and Technology Integration. I am a Dad, a teacher, a youth worker, administrator, explorer, part-time Jedi Master... Read More →

Wednesday April 10, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Wilderness 2/5


Workshop Session - Leadership
School leadership can take many forms. Join experienced school leaders that will guide you through an exploration of numerous leadership models. Time for individual consulting and questions will be available.

Topics Covered
  • District Instrumentality Charter School Leadership
  • Independent Charter School Leadership 
  • Multiple School Leadership 
  • Teacher Powered Leadership

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Santiago Navarro

Principal, Bruce-Guadalupe Community School
Santiago started his career in 1996 as a fifth grade teacher at Bruce-Guadalupe Community School, which is a part of the United Community Center on the near southside of Milwaukee. His entire educational career has been at the UCC and has served as a Teacher, Assistant Principal and... Read More →
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Liz Seubert

Founder/Advisor/Consultant, Wildlands School
Liz Seubert is a founding member of Wildlands staff and has been an innovator in the field of student centered learning since 2005. Liz has a BS from UW-Eau Claire and a MS from UW-Stout. She has led many expeditionary learning trips with students, developed community based learning... Read More →
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James Murray

Principal, Waukesha STEM Academy
James Murray has pursued his dream in education for nearly twenty years and finds new avenues of excitement and growth, each and every year. Starting off his career in a highly transient, high-needs and at-risk environment, James quickly became hooked on working with all types of... Read More →
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Dave Vitale

Director of Instruction and ISN Board Member, Watertown
Dave's passion for innovative schools and responsive instructional design stems from his experience as a teacher, coach, and administrator spanning the elementary to collegiate ranks. In 2005 he earned his doctorate from UW-Madison researching and developing design principles for... Read More →

Wednesday April 10, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Wilderness 1