Contributors / Acknowledgments / Special Thanks

The Digital Learning Advisory Council (DLAC) was developed to provide oversight on all aspects of PK-12 digital learning in Wisconsin. Members, appointed by the State Superintendent, are a diverse group of stakeholders from around the state. The Council is assisted by an internal team at the Department of Public Instruction (DPI). Convened in April 2011, the council met both virtually and face-to-face several times to accomplish its goals and establish this plan.

Very special thanks are extended to the co-chairs of the DLAC, Connie Erickson and Mike Kerr. Connie serves as the Director of Instructional Support and Professional Development at CESA 11 in Turtle Lake, Wisconsin. Mike Kerr is the Executive Director of the Wisconsin Technology Initiative. Connie and Mike brought both passion and leadership to the council during the development of the digital learning plan. Their unique insights were keenly felt throughout the process.

The members of the State Superintendent’s Digital Learning Advisory Council include:

Lois Alt
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, Technology, D. C. Everest Area Schools

Tara Baxter
Administrator, TEACH Wisconsin

Marta Bechtol
Director, School Services & Instructional Programs, Educational Communications Board

Kathy Boguszewski
Director of Instructional Technology, Janesville School District

Roxann Bornemann
District Administrator, School District of Antigo

Jim Davis
Chief Information Officer, Milwaukee Public Schools

Frank Devereaux
Technology Coach, Savanna Oaks Middle School, Verona Area School District

Connie Erickson (Co-Chair)
Director, CESA 11

Kenneth Fasching-Varner
Assistant Professor of Education, Edgewood College

John Fischer
Director of Administration and Research, Association of Wisconsin School Administrators

Ann Franke
Director of Secondary Education, Eau Claire Area School District

Deborah Fugenschuh
President, Donors Forum of Wisconsin

Mary Gulbrandsen
Executive Director, Fund for Wisconsin Scholars

David Gundlach
Deputy Superintendent, Oshkosh Area Schools

Rich Halverson
Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, UW-Madison

Jesse Harness
Commissioner, CESA Administration

Danielle Herro
Instructional Technology Leader, Oconomowoc Area School District

John Jacobs
Director, Wisconsin eSchool Network

Dan Jacobsohn
Chief Information Officer, UW-Madison School of Education

Marge Jeffers
Executive Director, WADEN

Tanya Joosten
Associate Director, Learning Technology Center, UW Milwaukee

Mike Kerr (Co-Chair)
Cisco Fellow to the TOSA Foundation

Lynn Koresh
SIS Coordinator, Diocese of Madison

Moira Lafayette
Education Director, Wisconsin Technical College System

Nan Linde
Administrator, TEACH Wisconsin


Dave Lois
Executive Director, WiscNet

Vicki Lyons
Director of Technology, La Crosse School District

Neva Moga
Education Technology Coordinator, Milwaukee Public Schools

Jim Morgan
Vice President, Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce

Dawn Nordine
Director, Wisconsin Virtual School

Kathy Onarheim
Director, The Institute at CESA 1

Carolyn Paine
PK-12 Computer Curriculum Coordinator, Menasha Joint School District

John Pederson
Educational Technology Liaison, WiscNet

Jennifer Peterson
Library Media Specialist, Menasha Joint School District

Kathy Sanders
Library Media and Technology Specialist, Taylor Prairie Elementary School, Cottage Grove

Brad Saron
Superintendent, Cashton School District

Tim Schell
Chair, BadgerNet Converged Network, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Waunakee School District

Roxanne Starks
President, Wisconsin PTA

Steve Thiry
Director, Chilton Public Library

Joel Verduin
Director of Technology, Wausau School District

Dave Vitale
Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Watertown Unified School District

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction staff who have been actively engaged in the work of the Council and development of the plan include:

Libraries, Technology and Community Learning
Steve Sanders
Nancy Anderson
Donna Steffan
Stuart Ciske
Amy French
Robert Bocher
Martha Berninger
Lisa Weichert
Roslyn Wise

Academic Excellence Division
Jennifer Wegner
Victoria Rydberg
Cathy Cullen

Learning Support: Equity and Advocacy
Suzan Van Beaver

Student and School Success
Justin Meyer
Amy Marsman

Finance & Management
Barry Golden