Governance

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. 

Role

Member Name

Contact Information

President

Jennifer Peaslee 

jenny@danpeaslee.com

Secretary

Kathy Sponder

momsponder@gmail.com

Vice-President

Bill Conway

betaconway@gmail.com

Head of School

Elizabeth Channel

echannel@wausauschools.org

Guide Representative

Sarah Miller Nehring

snehring@wausauschools.org

Wausau School District  Representative

Andrea Sheridan, Director of Teaching, Learning & Leadership Integration

asherida@wausauschools.org

Parent Connect Liaison

Erin Noll

wamcsparentconnect@gmail.com

Member

Chris Dietsche


bassbuff@hotmail.com

Member

Joel Lewis

lewisj22282@gmail.com or
joel.lewis@citizenactionwi.org

Member

Jen Faust

jfaust@wausauschools.org

Member

Stacey Paradowski

sparadow@wausauschools.org


Member

Libby Heidmann

libby.heidmann@uwsp.edu

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.

Sincerely,

The WAMCS Governance Council