I am very excited to have the opportunity to be the High School Counselor for the RVA! I began my career in education as the Community Learning Center Coordinator for the Medford School District back in 2001 through 2006. I then worked for seven years in the Rib Lake School District as their high school counselor and elementary school psychologist. Four years ago, I returned to the Medford School District working as a school psychologist for grades 5 through 12 and also for the 18-21 year old program. I am very passionate about helping students discover their strengths and develop their interests on their journey into adulthood. I work with students and their families on making a smooth transition from high school to meeting their goals after graduation, whether that is going onto college, the military, or entering the workforce. Each student is a very unique individual, and it is a privilege getting to build positive relationships with them and being a support and resource for them on their journey! Outside of working for RVA, I am busy with my family. I have been married to my husband, Kurt, since 1999. We are blessed with three children, Cade, Ryan and Carmyn. We spend a lot of time at the kids’ sporting events. Playing baseball is a favorite activity of the boys and Carmyn loves gymnastics. We also enjoy camping and many other outdoor activities.
I was born and raised in Kentucky; moved to Wisconsin in 1988. Married 40 years to the love of my life, David. We have one son, daughter-in-law, two granddaughters, and one grandson. I have worked for Medford Schools since 1994 and for RVA since its inception. My hobbies are reading, doing counted cross-stitch, collecting Coca Cola items, and visiting antique stores and flea markets.
I am excited about my new adventure with the RVA! I was hired in March of 2017 as the High School Secretary. I have a lot to learn, but I always look forward to a challenge. In my free time, I love spending time with my family. We love all four seasons and seem to always have something to do to fill up our free time. I especially love spending time at my camper in the summer fishing, kayaking, and relaxing.
I am excited to be part of the RVA familiy. I started in April of 2018 as the High School Secretary. What drew me to the RVA was the amazing staff. I look forward to building relationships with them and the RVA families. My husband and I have four children, Nic, Nate, Ben and Alyssa. They are very involved in sports and this is where we spend most of our time. We love going to a game or a race and cheering on the team! We also enjoy camping and being outdoors and spending time with family and friends.
I joined the RVA in November of 2012. When first starting my role here, I worked on filing papers, maintaining the Library, and other organizational aspects of office life. As I grew into my current position, I took on the task of technology support and computer maintenance. I enjoy knee-boarding, sitting around the campfire, watching the Packers and spending time with my son, Logan. I am very excited to be a part of the RVA and look forward to seeing what lies ahead.
I have a bachelor's degree in Administrative Management from UW-Eau Claire. When I first started working for the RVA over 10 years ago, the school was very small (14 students). As this school has grown, so have my responsibilities. I now work full-time and have become specialized in working with enrollments and the Elementary/Middle School part of the RVA (Grades PreK-8) . I love spending time with RVA families both on the phone and in person. I have 3 children of my own (triplets) who are currently in High School.
Give me a call at 1-888-801-2666, ext 821. I look forward to the opportunity to talk with you and answer any questions that you may have.
I started with the RVA in 2007 when I enrolled my daughter as a 4th grader. Since then, I have schooled my 4 children through the RVA at different times. I started working at the RVA in the summer of 2010 as Activities Director. My husband and I moved to Rib Lake to work at Forest Springs Camp and Conference Center in Westboro in 2002. I grew up in Connecticut with three brothers, and my husband Dave was raised in Alaska. We have loved raising our children in Wisconsin.
This Speech/Language Pathologist (SLP) is “over the moon” about permanently joining the Rural Virtual Academy family after providing contracted speech/language services for the past 3 years at RVA! As a pediatric SLP for the past 25 years, I have had the privilege to meet students with a variety of abilities and have enjoyed learning from each family I have worked with! No matter where life has taken me, even in my unique positions of store owner and tap/ballet instructor, children have remained the focus of my work. I live with my husband and am a proud mother of three grown children and a son-in-law. By day, I work hard for the students I service, learning and researching current strategies to help enhance communication and social independence. When I’m not in my office on the virtual platform, you will find me with family, volunteering at the community theatre, playing in the bell choir, and singing as a cantor or in the church choir. I sincerely appreciate the privilege to work with the students and families of RVA. Making a difference in a child’s life is my goal and their smile is my reward!
I feel very privileged to be a part of the RVA family! I started at the RVA in March of 2018 as the Elementary School Secretary. One of my passions is helping people so I really look forward to helping the amazing RVA families and staff!
I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. My family loves to go camping, fishing, and kayaking.
All children deserve a high-quality, genuinely accessible education that supports their high academic achievement and healthy development, and prepares them for responsible and successful futures.
As a school psychologist, my goal is to be a force for positive change by advocating for the educational needs and mental health of all students. I work closely with students, consult with families, and collaborate with teams to lessen any barriers to learning.
I earned my educational credentials at UW-La Crosse, UW-Stout, and Hamline University, but strive to be a lifelong learner (so, stay tuned). I have spent the past 13 years working as a school psychologist for traditional brick-and-mortar schools.
I am a mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. I’m as passionate about my relationships as I am my profession. My motto: People matter.
I am the director of special education for the Medford Rural Virtual Academy (RVA). I started with the RVA in 2016 as a school psychologist. Prior to working for the RVA, I was a school psychologist/director of special education in a public school setting for 10 years. I have picked a career I love. It is a privilege supporting staff, students and families in virtual education! I am originally from Osseo-Fairchild. I completed my undergraduate work in psychology at the University of Wisconsin Stout and my graduate degrees in school psychology from University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. In addition, I received my administrative certificate as a director of special education and pupil services through the University of Wisconsin Superior. My husband (Jason), three children (Griffin, Elias and Evangeline) and I live in Colby. Aside from spending time with my family, my hobbies include reading, walking, canning, yoga and cooking.
I am excited to officially be part of the RVA family. They were my favorite client and now they are my favorite co-workers! I’m honored to use my talents to make Wisconsin families aware of the amazing, custom-tailored educational solutions the RVA provides. Not often in life do you get the opportunity to be at the forefront of a revolution that makes the world a better place.
I’m a self-described cat lady, who loves to paint, make jewelry…just really anything creative.