Governance Council

As a public charter school with the Wausau School District, the Wausau Area Montessori Charter School is afforded opportunities to be unique. However, we are still bound by all Wisconsin Department of Instruction standards and assessment expectations. WAMCS’s charter agreement with the district allows us to modify items such as curriculum, daily schedules, the length of our school day, and other items. In addition, WAMCS is required to have a Governance Council to help oversee and guide the school's operation. The Governance Council functions similar to a regular school board; the council ensures financial, operational, and educational accountability of WAMCS. Below is a list of our current council members, their role and contact information. 


Member Name

Contact Information


Jennifer Peaslee

Vice President

Bill Conway


Kathy Sponder

Staff Representative



Parent Connect Liaison

Brad Leininger


Chris Dietsche


Joel Lewis or


Jen Faust


Stacey Paradowski


Libby Heidmann

Head of School

Elizabeth Channel

Wausau School District Representative

Andrea Sheridan, Director of Teaching, Learning & Leadership Integration

Governance Council Meetings

Date & Time - 3rd Tuesday of every month at 5:30 pm

Location - Longfellow Administration Center - 415 Seymour Street

School Events

See Montessori Calendar

Volunteer - contact Head of School or classroom Guides