Our Board of Directors

Peder Berg, President

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Peder Berg has served on the WCVSF Board since 2012, and as its President since 2012.  For the past 20 plus years, Peder has been self-employed in the field of construction and home renovation.  In 2002, he moved to Wisconsin with his wife and two children and became active in several community organizations and began advocating for school choice. As they have sought the best educational experience for their children, Peder and his wife have taken advantage of public school, homeschooling, open enrollment, and, for the past 4 years, public online charter school options. In addition to his service for the WCVSF, Peder also serves as Vice President for the Family Enrichment Center of Ozaukee County and is involved in several church outreach programs.   

Stephen McManus

Stephen McManus has been on the WCVSF Board since 2013.  Seven of his eight children are either currently enrolled in or previously been enrolled in a public online charter school in Wisconsin.  Steve is an attorney.  He and his wife Moira raise their children in Elm Grove.

Rose Fernandez

Rose was the founding president of the Wisconsin Coalition of Virtual School Families.  Ten years later, she is a national advocate for trusting parents with school choice and for the value of online learning.  She sees the beauty of digital instruction to customize learning for children while empowering teachers and parents and works to hurry it along.

As a career pediatric trauma nurse and mother, she understands the urgency parents feel when their child is not doing well in school, the challenges of finding a better fit, and the imperative to see children as individuals who may learn differently, but all deserve to be challenged and inspired to do their best.

Rose was a parent leader working with our Wisconsin legislative champions to protect online learning and expand open enrollment freedom for families.  She is the executive director of the National Parent Network for Online Learning and the founding director of itrustparents.org.  She was recognized with the 2014 Right Women Innovator Award.

Rose and her husband, a firefighter, are entrepreneur small business owners raising their five children in Mukwonago.  Her children have learned as homeschool, public, private, charter, and statewide online school students.

 

Suzanne Schuelke

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Suzanne Schuelke has served on the WCVSF Board since 2012. 
She and her husband Robb live in Waukesha.
Both of their children attended a public online charter school in Wisconsin for several years.

 

Ty Babinski

iTy Babinski has served on the WCVSF Board since 2013. He has been a learning coach for his children's schooling in an online charter school for 4 years.  Ty works as a youth pastor at his local church.  He has been married to his wife Andrea for 10 years and they live in Bangor.


Virtual Schools in Wisconsin

See the list of Online Charter Schools that operate in Wisconsin