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We are an informal, non-partisan alliance of parents, educators, board members, administrators, schools districts, and groups all over the state who are committed to ensuring the public schools have the resources and support they need so every child at every public school has equal access and opportunity to learn and succeed in the classroom and beyond. Our public schools are the heart of our communities, and a thriving democracy depends on their success.
Click here to see our 2020-21 Annual Report.
We support strong public schools that provide excellent education for all students. We work together to share information, ideas, and actions that help us take local level action that has a statewide impact to benefit children.
Our partners don't always agree on every issue or policy, but our common ground is always rooted in our deep commitment to the success of every student in every school.
Board of Directors
Sandy Whisler, President
Jim Shaw, Vice President
Julie Underwood, Treasurer
Jill Gaskell, Secretary
Kevin Lawrence Henry, Jr.
Ronald "Duff" Martin
Christopher J. Thiel
Anjalé (AJ) Welton Peggy Wirtz-Olsen
Heather DuBois Bourenane, Executive Director
Jenni Hofschulte, SE Regional Organizer
Denise Gaumer Hutchison, NE Regional Organizer
Chris Hambuch-Boyle, NW Regional Organizer
Christian Phelps, Director of Digital Organizing & Communications
Tessa Maglio, Digital Organizer & Communications Assistant
Bryn Horton, Legislative Policy Intern & Administrative Assistant
Contributions payable to WAES may also be mailed to: 1502 W. Broadway, Suite 102, Madison, WI 53713.
When you join the Network as a contributing partner, your tax-deductible donation helps Wisconsin Public Education Network connect supporters of public schools around the state. The individuals and members of over 450 partnering organizations, grassroots groups, and school districts connected by the Network are deeply committed to the success of every student, which starts by making sure schools have the resources they need to meet the needs of every child. Together, we form a hub of public education advocacy to share resources, ideas, and actions that support the public schools that are the hearts of our communities. Your contribution sustains and helps amplify our collective efforts. Thank you!
For information on becoming an organizational partner or to request an invoice, please contact us at hdb@WisconsinNetwork.org.
Wisconsin Public Education Network is a project of the Wisconsin Alliance for Excellent Schools, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization, and your tax deductible contributions to WAES directly support the work of Wisconsin Public Education Network. Our work is nonpartisan and we do not support any political party or endorse candidates for partisan office.