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 Education standards and assessment expectations. WAMCS’s charter agreement with the district allows us to modify items such as curriculum, daily schedules, length of our school day and other items.  In addition, WAMCS is required to have a Governance Council to help oversee and guide the schools 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 and Role

Contact Information

Jennifer Peaslee & Bill Conway, Council Co-Presidents

Kathy Sponder, Secretary

Vacant, Vice-President


Vacant, Parent Connect Coordinator


Kevin Keeffe, Member

Vacant, Member


Stacey Paradowski, Member
Kim Casey, Member

Mark Johnson, Member

Elizabeth Channel, Head of School

Amber Nueske, Teacher Representative

Andrea Sheridan
Director of Teaching, Learning & Leadership Integration
WSD Representative


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