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 started working at the RVA in March of 2017 as the High School Secretary and recently took a new position as the Pupil Services/Special Education Secretary as of July 2018! The best part of working in the RVA office is the wonderful people I get to work with. We make a great team! My husband and I have one son, Brody. He keeps us busy with all the sports he enjoys ~ baseball, football, and hockey. I absolutely love attending all of his sporting events. In our free time we enjoy spending time at our cabin on the Chippewa River. My family enjoys spending time on the water jetskiing, pontooning, fishing and swimming in the summer. In the winter we snowmobile, ice fish and skate on our homemade ice rink that we make on our front yard. We never have an idle moment! My position at the RVA allows me to spend time with my family and that is why I love working here!
Bio: I am extremely delighted to be a part of the RVA team! I moved to Medford in the spring of 2010 and I am an NTC graduate of the Business Management program. I love living and raising our family in this community. I enjoy working with people and look forward to serving and helping the RVA families and staff. My husband and I have 2 boys that keep us very busy with basketball, wrestling, soccer and cross country. I enjoy early morning running and being active with my family outdoors.
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.
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. The RVA was 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.
Bio: I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in 2015 with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology, and in 2017 with a Masters Degree in School Counseling. I am very excited to start my career as a school counselor!
Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my husband and my daughter, visiting friends and family, and traveling! I am excited about the upcoming school year, all the possibilities that lie ahead, and look forward to getting to know all of you! Please do not hesitate to contact me with ANY questions. I am always here to help!
I am excited to be part of the RVA. I have been with the Medford School District for 10 years. I have been working with Technology for the past 4 years as a Library Assistant. I live in Medford with my husband Lee and our 2 children - Lindsey & Wyatt. We have a small hobby farm with a dog, chickens, sheep, pigs (at fair time) and mammoth donkeys.
I feel honored to be part of RVA where I get to work with all-star educators and truly make a difference in the lives of so many kids! I started my career at the Association of Wisconsin School Administrators and after some time away, I’m excited to have found my way back to the education world. When I have free time, I enjoy serving on the board at Huey’s Hideaway Children’s Museum, making a mess in my kitchen with my cooking/baking adventures and spending time curled up on the couch with my two awesome children.
Bio: I have been working for the RVA for the past three summers as a temporary office assistant and enjoyed my time so much that I decided to make it permanent. I'm now honored to call myself the Enrollment Coordinator and Administrative Assistant for the RVA! I've enjoyed watching the school change and grow over the past three years and am excited to see that continue. When I'm not at the office, you'll find me with my husband, Joe and daughter, Abby working on concrete jobs or hanging out at the lake.