Meet our team
Meet our Administrators
Dr. Sara R. Cutler | Head of School
Dr. Sara R. Cutler has been a leader in public education for over 20 years. She lives in Madison, WI and has two teenage sons, who have had divergent experiences in our public education system. Sara has a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, through the Executive PhD cohort program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well a master’s degree in Educational Philosophy. Her doctoral research was an interracial examination: White Teacher, Black Students: Racializing Successful Mathematical Pedagogy.
Sara began her career in California as a bilingual teacher, advocating for the rights of Spanish speakers in the public-school system. Later she became an instructional coach and content specialist, working for the Department of Education in New York State. In 2003 she returned to Wisconsin where she served as an elementary classroom teacher, curriculum/professional developer and a school-wide facilitator, followed by the school principalship.
Sara became an educator in order to shift the paradigms that traditionally control our public-school systems. She is committed to developing a school culture that is relentlessly focused on equitable outcomes where all children believe in their gifts, identifying as scholars headed toward college and careers.
Jen Wegner | Academic Administrator
Ms. Wegner joins DCA-WI, and Stride, with extensive experience in Career and Technical Education serving in several leadership roles. Most recently, she has been the Director of Personalized Pathways & Career/Technical Education (CTE) for the Madison Metropolitan School District. Prior to joining the Madison Metropolitan School District, she held the following positions as Assistant Director, Career & Technical Education, and as Education Consultant, Business & Information Technology with the Wisconsin Department of Instruction (DPI). Her extensive experience includes teaching Middle and High School business & information technology classes.
Ms. Wegner has dedicated her career to providing CTE opportunities to students. She currently holds her Administrative License from St. Mary’s University, Master of Arts in Education from Michigan State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Marian University.
Becky Eberhardt | Manager of Special Programs
Becky Eberhardt is happy to be a part of the DCA-WIVA team! She obtained her master's degree from Cardinal Stritch University in May 2003. Becky has been a special education director for approximately 11 years, spending four of those years in a dual role as both director and preK–12 principal in a small, rural district. She is married and has four sons ranging in age from seven to 19. She also has three dogs and two cats that complete her family. In her spare time, Becky enjoys camping with her family and spending time with friends.
Erin Haugom | Operations Manager
Erin Haugom joined the WIVA team as the operations manager in 2012. She has a bachelor's degree in human services and more than 10 years of office experience in program coordination, data tracking and reporting, IT support services, and customer service. Erin looks forward to being part of DCA-WIVA and using her expertise to support the virtual learning community.
Tara Wolfe | Career Learning Coordinator
Tara Wolfe joins Destinations with a strong commitment to College, Career, and Community Readiness. She most recently comes from the Madison Metropolitan School District where she has served as Academic and Career Planning Coordinator at the Central Office level. While there, she supported system level work to ensure equitable experiences for all students that focused on reflection, identity, and experiential learning as they made important decisions about their next steps.
In addition to holding her role at Central Office, Tara has also held a role at Wright Middle School as Instructional Coach. Tara's strong commitment to future readiness was first fostered when she became AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Teacher/Coordinator at Wright Middle School where she paved a path for them in becoming Wisconsin's first middle school to receive Demonstration status.
Tara received her Bachelor of Arts in Education and Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Sue Schultz | Personalized Learning Coordinator
Sue Schultz is passionate about helping students feel confident in their next steps after high school. This includes guiding students in self-discovery activities, skill building, and world of work opportunities that will help them gain a clearer understanding of how their interests and skills are connected to future career choices.
Sue comes to DCAWI with 35 years of experience in education. She spent 30 years in the classroom as a Business Education teacher along with serving various leadership roles along the way. Sue helped to build the Academic and Career Planning program at Oregon High School and most recently was the Career and Technical Education Specialist for the Madison Metropolitan School District. Sue earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Business Education from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.