Meet Our Team

Meet Our Administrators

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Dr. Sara R. Cutler | Executive Director of Wisconsin Virtual Academies

Dr. Cutler has been a leader in public education for more than 20 years. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin, and has two teenage sons who have had divergent experiences in the public education system. Dr. Cutler has a PhD in educational leadership and policy analysis through the Executive PhD cohort program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and master’s degree in educational philosophy. Her doctoral research was an interracial examination: White Teacher, Black Students: Racializing Successful Mathematical Pedagogy.

Dr. Cutler 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.

Dr. Cutler became an educator 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.

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Jen Wegner | Principal/Academic Administrator/Career Readiness Administrator

Ms. Wegner joins DCAWI and K12 with extensive experience in career 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. Before joining the Madison Metropolitan School District, she was assistant director of career & technical education and education consultant of business & information technology with the Wisconsin Department of Instruction (DPI). Her extensive experience includes teaching middle and high school business and information technology classes.

Ms. Wegner has dedicated her career to providing CTE opportunities to students. She holds her administrative license from St. Mary’s University, a Master of Arts in education from Michigan State University, and a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Marian University.

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Josh Rankin | Assistant Principal & Site Coordinator

Mr. Rankin has worked in education as a teacher for nearly two decades. Teaching and learning have taken Mr. Rankin all over the world. He has taught at a private school in Madison, Wisconsin, an international school in Shanghai, China, and for the past 12 years has worked in and around Green Bay, Wisconsin, from rural to suburban to urban school districts. Mr. Rankin believes in finding and creating alternative pathways to student success and enjoys “thinking outside the box” in finding strategies that meet students where they’re at.

Mr. Rankin has two master’s degrees in education, the first in teaching from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, and the second in school administration as part of the Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis (ELPA) program through UW-Madison.

Mr. Rankin lives in Green Bay with his fellow educator wife, Quinne, and their three children.

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Becky Eberhardt | Manager of Special Programs

Ms. Eberhardt is happy to be a part of the DCAWI team! She obtained her master’s degree from Cardinal Stritch University in May 2003. She has been a special education director for more than a decade, spending four years in a dual role as director and preK–12 principal in a small, rural district. Ms. Eberhardt is married and has four sons. She also has multiple dogs and cats who complete her family. In her spare time, she enjoys camping with her family and spending time with friends

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Erin Haugom | Operations Manager

Ms. 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. She looks forward to being part of DCAWI and using her expertise to support the virtual learning community.

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Tara Wolfe | Career Learning Coordinator

Ms. 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 the 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 her role at the central office, Ms. Wolfe also held a position at Wright Middle School as an instructional coach. Her strong commitment to future readiness was first fostered when she became an AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) teacher/coordinator at Wright Middle School, where she paved a path for them to become Wisconsin’s first middle school to receive demonstration status.

Ms. Wolfe received her Bachelor of Arts in education and communication arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Sue Schultz | Consultant

Ms. 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 a world of work opportunities that will help them better understand how their interests and skills are connected to future career choices.

Ms. Schultz comes to DCAWI with 35 years of experience in education. She spent 30 years in the classroom as a business education teacher and served in various leadership roles along the way. She helped 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. Ms. Schultz earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business education from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

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Stacey Armitage | Work-Based Learning Coordinator

Ms. Armitage is passionate about helping students discover their path after high school, whether college, technical school, workforce, or military. She loves working with students to find what they enjoy doing and want to pursue in the future.

Ms. Armitage joins DCAWI with 15 years of experience as a school counselor in a rural Wisconsin community. She has managed a variety of programs, from an international student program to alternative education, career fairs, health care academy, and youth apprenticeship programming.

Ms. Armitage graduated in 2004 from UW-Stout with a Bachelor of Science in human development and family studies, and in 2007 she obtained a Master of Science in school counseling.

She lives in Northern Wisconsin with her two girls, husband, and dog Rolo. She enjoys spending time with family, camping, reading, and hiking.