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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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Sandy Robinson

President
Term : 2021-2025

Background: Former Schoool Board Member, Finance & Education.  Member since 2021

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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Ben Warren

Vice President
Term: 2022-2025

Background: Outdoor Adventure and Public Relations.

Member since 2022

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Autumn Beese

Treasurer
Term 2: 2023-2025

Background: Small Business Owner

Member since 2020

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Becky Lange

Secretary
Term 3: 2023-2024

Background: Environmental Education, Youth Minister Leader SMM

Member since 2017

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Rebecca Thieme Baeseman

Member
Term 1: 2024-2026

Background: 

JOIN US!
MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

THE GOVERNANCE COUNCIL IS A DIVERSE TEAM DEDICATED TO STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT THROUGH A PROJECT-BASED MISSION AND VISION. OUR BOARD IS MADE UP OF A MINIMUM OF 5 AND A MAXIMUM OF 9. THE INITIAL TERM IS AN UNPAID, TWO-YEAR TERM.

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Want to be a member?

Please contact Carrie Naparalla, Principal of the Chain Exploration Center with questions.  

The Governance Council Guidebook is a resource for all GC members. It is meant to add clarity to the role and provide sustainable and consistent practice. If you have interest in joining the Council please read the "Recruitment and Application" section and fill out the linked application.

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STANDING COMMITTEES

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ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE COMMITTEE

Regular Monthly Meetings: 1st Tuesday of the month @ 10:00-11:00 a.m., CEC Community Room
 

The mission of the Academic Excellence Committee is to monitor and evaluate student achievement through growth, curricular alignment, and charter benchmarks while staying true to the original mission, vision, and intention with which the charter was established.

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. 

Chair: 
Members:  Currently a Committee of the Whole

 

EVOLVING EXCELLENCE COMMITTEE

Regular Monthly Meetings: 1st Tuesday of the month @ 11:00-12:00 p.m., CEC Community Room
 

The mission of the Evolving Excellence Committee is to uphold the mission of the Chain Exploration Center and the Governance Council through continuous exploration, recommendation, and implementation of governance best practices, policy-making, and cultivating positive relationships with our authorizer, our district, and the community at large.

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


Chair: Sandy Robinson
Members: 

 

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COMMUNITY GARDEN COMMITTEE

Regular Meetings Spring-Fall
 

The mission of the Chain Community Garden is to create and manage a place and space to provide fresh produce and agricultural opportunities to students and the community of Waupaca.

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. Plots are open to everyone as space is available and volunteers are always welcomed.


Chair: Mary Kaye Ristow
Members:  Catherine Seifert, Sandy Robinson, Kelli Turner, Lori Wolff, Ryan Anderson, and Megan Sanders

FINANCE AND FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE

Meetings Scheduled as Needed
 

We meet to discuss fundraising and financial opportunities as they develop. This committee helps plan events like the CEC Golf Classic, the Winter Gala, the Jabberwalk, and more.

Chair: Ben Warren
Members: Autumn Beese

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CULTIVATING CONNECTIONS COMMITTEE

Regular Meetings - 1st Monday of the month @ 10:00- 11:00 a.m., CEC Community Room
 

The mission of Cultivating Connections Committee is to establish and maintain an environment that promotes cultural, mental, and social health by supporting the adoption of attitudes that contribute to positive well-being and providing information, activities, and services designed to support the initiative.

Chair: Autumn Beese
Members: Christa Hemmila and Sandy Robinson

 

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