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;  he 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

Council Co-Presidents

Jennifer Peaslee &

Bill Conway


Kathy Sponder




Head of School

Elizabeth Channel

Guide Representative

Sarah Miller Nehring

Wausau School District  Representative

Andrea Sheridan, Director of Teaching, Learning & Leadership Integration

Parent Connect Liaison

Kim Casey


Jess Huggenvik


Mark Johnson


Kevin Keeffe


Stacey Paradowski

Below are opportunities for participation at WAMCS.  If you are interested and would like more information please contact any member of the Governance Council.

Participation Opportunities

WAMCS Governance Council –Meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 5:30 pm

After School Events – See Montessori Calendar, Contact Parent Connect Coordinator

School day volunteers – Contact Principal or Teachers

Fundraising – See Montessori Calendar, Contact Principal or Parent Connect Coordinator

The WAMCS Governance Council looks forward to the opportunities ahead to meet you and work with you.


The WAMCS Governance Council