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Wednesday, April 14 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
WRCCS Micro-credential: Charter School Governance (Birchwood charter schools)

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WRCCS Micro-credential: Charter School Governance
The charter school maintains a diverse and independent governance board that has updated policies, clear operations and routine procedures that ensure successful school governance.

WRCCS Competencies:
  • Governance Board: Governing Practice: Establishes/revisits the board's role in governance (not management) of the school. Autonomy is developed and extended to school leaders and teachers to make curricular decisions, hire staff, manage day-to-day affairs of the school, interact with parents, report to the board, implement the board's suggestions and strategies
  • Governance Board: Governing Practice: Establishes/refines effective procedures for how the board functions. ( ex. set goals and create metrics for measurement, approve budget, create school policies, know local and state charter school laws, and fundraise for the school.)
  • Governance Board: Governing Practice: Establishes/ensures governance board subcommittees for efficient operations
  • Governance Board: Governing Practice: Establishes/revisits methods or systems for frequent and transparent communication between the board and the school leadership.

Defenders(Presenter): Candy Severson, Jeff Stanley, Diane Johnson, Loretta Greener, Jenny Landes, and  Pat Zemaitis
Reviewer(s): Colleen Tim, Angie Anderson, Tequila Kurth, Michellea Millis, Deborah-Eve Lombard
Facilitator: Shane Krukowski

WRCCS Micro-credential
Come witness the launch of WRCCS Micro-credentials! Planning, opening, and sustaining a successful Wisconsin Charter school requires a ton of commitment, a bunch of learning, and a whole lot of community building. WRCCS Micro-credentials is an opportunity for charter schools to highlight specific strengths, skills, and merits of specific charter schools, elevate their profile in their community, and help other Wisconsin charter schools locate experts in the field. Come learn and gain access to artifacts of success as charter schools from around the state defend a WRCCS Micro-credential live. If you are interested in playing a more active role and want to be a reviewer please click here.  See the full WRCCS Micro-credential process here. Specific defenses will be announced as we get closer.


Candy Severson

Governance Board Secretary/Treasurer, Birchwood Blue Hills Charter School

Pat Zemaitis

Governance Board President, Birchwood Blue Hills Charter School
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Jenny Landes

Advisor, Birchwood Blue Hills Charter School
Jenny Landes is a proud co-founder and advisor of a 7th-12th grade project based learning charter school, the Birchwood Blue Hills Charter School (BBHCS), in northwest Wisconsin. Many years as a K-12 music educator laid the groundwork for creativity. Living in the world of coaching... Read More →

Jeff Stanley

Principal, Birchwood School District
Principal of Birchwood Blue Hills, Birchwood Public Montessori, and Bobcat Virtual Academy.

Diane Johnson

District Administrator, Birchwood School District
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Loretta Greener

Governance Board, Greener's Budget Lumber
Parent and business owner of Greener's Budget Lumber. I've been on the board for 5 years.

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Shane Krukowski, Co-founder/COO, Headrush Learning

Co-founder, Headrush Learning
Shane Krukowski is a heutagogy geek, former PBL advisor, and wannabe accordion player. He’s designed, launched, and helped many organizations implement various software platforms, including co-founding Headrush Learning. He was a catalyst for the edCamp movement and has been host... Read More →

Wednesday April 14, 2021 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT