Parent and Governance Meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month unless otherwise noted.
Governance Council President
I have been a resident of the Shiocton School District all of my life. I taught in the district for 24 years. My major areas of concentration are English, Chemistry, and Biology. I was a school administrator in Hortonville High School, a school of approximately 1,000 students for ten years. In addition to running a conventional high school, I ran an alternative high school which had an enrollment of approximately 100 students. I am married and have two children. I currently serve as a consultant to a number of private schools and do some writing.
Governance Council Vice-President
I am a lifelong resident of Shiocton and a graduate of Shiocton High School. I have been a private piano teacher for almost 40 years. Together with my business partner, I have a patent on a method of music theory instruction and run a business that produces music education games and accessories. I am an organist at our church and direct the choir there. At school I accompany the choir and band students.
My husband and all four of my children graduated from Shiocton. I currently have grandchildren attending this school. In addition, we hosted a foreign exchange student from Germany who also was a student here during that year.
I know from my years of teaching music and raising children, not all students learn in the same way. I feel that we have to keep up with the changes and trends in our world and offer innovative methods in Shiocton. I feel that with my business and community connections, I can bring something different to this governance board. I would like our community to be a resource for mentors and expertise.
It is my goal that we not only provide a more diverse learning environment but also address declining enrollment that threatens the quality of the education we offer here. Attracting new students with an innovative learning environment will benefit us all.
Governance Council Secretary
Goverance Council Member
I have been a teacher for 19 years. For the last thirteen, I have taught 7th grade through 12th grade Family and Consumer Education in the Shiocton School District. I completed my bachelor’s degree in Home Economics Education at the University of Wisconsin Stout. I earned my master’s degree in Community Counseling from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Through my experience and education, I have become very adept at understanding the unique needs of every child. I am well versed in multi-cultural competencies and have worked with students in multiple under represented groups including, but not limited to, Native American, African American, Hispanic, Learning Disabled, Emotionally and Cognitively Disabled, Physically Disabled, and LGBT youth. I am well qualified and highly motivated to facilitate an educational experience that is representative of each student’s strengths and needs.
Governance Board Member
I have been a Registered Nurse for nineteen years. For the last twelve years I have been a Private Duty RN for medically fragile children. I accompany these children to school to attend to their medical needs. I have been part of the IEP team for several of these children. I have had the opportunity to observe different programs at several area schools, in both special education and mainstream class rooms.
My husband and I have four children, ages twenty four, twenty two, seventeen, and fourteen. The two oldest children are graduates of Seymour High School and are attending college. The two youngest are attending SILA. With these experiences I’ve come to realize the need some children have for a different style of education. I come to the governance board not as an educator, but as a parent and caregiver. I am hoping to help round out the vision of SILA. I am happy to serve on the governance board and very excited to be part of the future of SILA.
Governance Board Member
Bill Collar taught high school history and coached football and track for 35 years. The last 29 years at Seymour High School. Recognized as Wisconsin Teacher of the Year and Wisconsin Football Coach of the Year, Bill retired from the classroom and gridiron in 2001. He coached state champions in football and track. Bill is a member of the Wisconsin Football Coaches Hall of Fame, the UW-La Crosse Wall of Fame and the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame. A former football captain and all-conference player, Collar was honored as a Distinguished Graduate by UW- La Crosse. A past president of the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association, Bill is a recipient of the Dave McClain Distinguished Service Award for football in Wisconsin.
A unique motivational speaker, Bill combines a rich treasure of motivational principles with common sense and humorous anecdotes. His enthusiasm is contagious as he draws upon personal experiences and the lives of great Americans to tailor his presentation to the interests of the audience. Having taught classes in goal setting and motivation at Fox Valley Technical College and UW-La Crosse, Collar’s formula for success is based on time-tested concepts. Still active in educational circles, he teaches graduate level classes for the University of St. Thomas and the University of La Verne in Oceanside, CA.
Bill has spoken with audiences ranging from the Riddell Athletic National Sales Staff to the Wisconsin State School Superintendent’s Convention. A regular presenter to the Wisconsin Badger Football Team, former coach Barry Alvarez referred to Collar as, “the player’s favorite speaker at camp.”
Possessing a keen sense of humor and a flair for the dramatic, Bill has portrayed “Hamburger Charlie” the originator of the hamburger on the Food Channel, the Travel Channel and the Discovery Channel. Active with the Home of the Hamburger organization, past president of the Seymour Library Board and current president of the Seymour Historical Society, Bill demonstrates positive leadership and effective communication in his community. In 2007 he was named Seymour’s “Most outstanding citizen.”
Since his retirement from the classroom, Bill has authored two books: Exceeding the Standards: Teaching with Pride, Poise, and Passion, and It’s More Than A Game!, a character-building book for youth. Bill and his wife Holly have raised three daughters and presently stay busy following the activities of their seven grandchildren.
Parent Advisory Council
- Jenny Moeller
- Karen Jandourek
- Mary Wagner
- Koni Cruz
- Kristie Moder
- Sue Pichotta-Berard
- Tammy Volkman
- Tracy Hooyman
- Stacey Gonzales
Anyone wishing to be a part of the parent advisory committee should contact Sally Ritchie at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 986-3351 ext 763.
SILA Governance Meeting Minutes
- January 2013
- December 2012
- November 2012
- August 2012
- July 2012
- June 2012
- May 2012
- April 2012
- March 2012
- February 2012
- January 2012
- December 2011
- November 2011
- October 2011
- September 2011
SILA Governance Resources
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