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


Bill Conway

Vice President

Tiffany Lee


Joel Lewis 

Staff Representative

Jamie Boodle

Parent Connect Liaison

Brad Leininger


Chris Dietsche


Shanthi Ayyadhury


Curt Deininger


Jenny Peaslee

Head of School
Elizabeth Channel
Wausau School District Representative
Andrea Sheridan, Director of Teaching, Learning & Leadership Integration

Governance Council Meetings

Next Meeting: May 19, 2020

Meeting link:

Meeting number:
627 885 622

PpVMJm5BJ54 (77865652 from phones and video systems)
For telephone people:
1-408-418-9388 United States Toll
Access code: 627 885 622

School Events

See Montessori Calendar

Volunteer - contact Head of School or classroom Guides