GOVERNANCE COUNCIL

Get to Know Us

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OUR GOAL: UPHOLD THE MISSION

AS A TEAM OF VOLUNTEERS AND AMBASSADORS, WE LOOK TO THE MISSION OF THE SCHOOL TO GUIDE OUR DECISIONS, CONSIDER IMPACT, AND SEEK OUT MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS, TO CREATE A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR THE SCHOOL.

A charter is a contract between the governing body of the school and an authorizer. Our authorizer is the School District of Waupaca, we are considered a district instrumentality charter school. The contract describes the method and delivery of instruction, measures of success, services, and terms of the contract.

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Megan Sanders

President
Term 2: 2021-2024

Background: Education

(Project-Based Learning and S.T.E.M.)

Member since 2017

MEETINGS OCCUR ON THE FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH,
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
IN THE COMMUNITY ROOM AT CEC.

THE GOVERNANCE COUNCIL HOSTS A MINIMUM OF 10 REGULAR MEETINGS A YEAR, SPECIAL MEETINGS AS NEEDED, AND AN ANNUAL MEETING IN JUNE.  PUBLIC COMMENT IS AVAILABLE AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH MEETING.  AGENDA IS POSTED 72 HOURS IN ADVANCE.

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Sandy Robinson

Vice President
Term: 2021-2024

Background: Former School Board Member,

Finance,  Education

Member since 2021

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Sara Zoeller

Treasurer
Term: 2019-2022

Background: Former Small Business Owner, Biology

Member since 2019

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Becky Lange

Secretary
Term 2: 2021- 2024

Background: Environmental Education, Youth Minister Leader SMM

Member since 2017

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MaryKaye Ristow

Member
Term: 2020-2023

Background: Environmental Education, Project-Based Learning

Member since 2020

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Autumn Beese

Member
Term: 2020-2023

Background: Fundraising, Small Business Owner

Member since 2020

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Christa Hemmila

Member
Term: 2022-2025

Background: Nursing, Medicine

Member since 2022

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STANDING COMMITTEES

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ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE COMMITTEE

Regular Monthly Meetings: 1st Tuesday of month @ 10:00-11:00 a.m., Remote Link
 

We meet regularly to monitor learning outcomes listed in our charter contract. We evaluate the effectiveness and progress to support student success by looking at data and our measurable. All meetings are open for all to attend. 

Members: Committee Chair, Megan Sanders, MaryKaye Ristow, Becky Lange, Sandy Robinson, Christa Hemmila

 

EVOLVING EXCELLENCE COMMITTEE

Regular Monthly Meetings: 3rd Friday of the month @ 1:45-2:45 p.m., CEC Community Room
 

We meet regularly to monitor our progress and effectiveness as a board. Regular topics include contract work, Bylaws, and evaluation methods.

Members: Committee Chair, Sandy Robinson, MaryKaye Ristow, Megan Sanders

 

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COMMUNITY GARDEN COMMITTEE

Regular Meetings Spring-Fall
 

We meet regularly to plan, plant and harvest the garden. We coordinate a vast network of volunteers to help deliver to many donation sites in the greater Waupaca Community. Last year we donated over 5,000 pounds of produce.

Members: Committee Chair, Megan Sanders, MaryKaye Ristow, Becky Lange, Sandy Robinson, Sara Zoeller

 

FINANCE AND FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE

Meetings Scheduled as Needed
 

We meet to discuss fundraising and financial opportunities as they develop. This committee helps to plan the CEC Golf Classic, our annual golf outing.

Members: Committee Chair, Megan Sanders, Sara Zoeller, Autumn Beese

 

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