WETL Board Members
Kathleen Stephany Chair (2023-2025)
Kathleen Stephany is the Director of Information and Technology for the School District of Holmen. She previously served as Technology Integration Specialist, Library Media Specialist, and Instructional Support Teacher for the Oshkosh Area School District. Kathleen is a lead member of the District Technology Team who enjoys exploring new technologies and sharing them with students and staff. She has presented at SLATE regarding virtual reality and at CoSN on the topic of Education 2030: Robotics and AI. Kathleen has been instrumental in establishing opportunities for girls in coding and technology. She brought WIT4Girls, Microsoft DigiGirlz, and Girls who Code experiences to the Oshkosh Area School District.
Kathleen is involved with Women in Technology, Wisconsin, Inc., NEW CS Advisory Board, NEW Digital Alliance, and Amplify Oshkosh. She received her Master of Science in Educational Leadership from UW Oshkosh. Kathleen earned her CETL in 2020.
Dan Scott Treasurer (2023-2025)
Corey Jeffers is the Director of Technology at Oconto Falls Public Schools and assists with the planning, visioning, and oversight of all aspects of information technology, instructional technology, and library media services. Corey has worked as a middle school English teacher and library media specialist for the Wausau School District and instructional technology coach at the Oshkosh Area School District. He has also served as an adjunct instructor of both undergraduate and graduate courses in education for Marian University. Corey has a Master of Arts in Educational Technology, and he has been a CETL since 2017.
Admittedly, sustainability is more challenging for me personally than it is professionally, which is one reason I’m happy to focus on sustainability this year with WETL. However, there are staples that revive me and that I need to integrate into my life to keep going. The main method for sustainability is being involved with my family and particularly spending time with my two daughters. The pace at which they learn and their perceptions of the world fascinate me. Also, for nearly ten years, I’ve been traveling to the Porcupine Mountains in the middle of November to recharge.
Mike Sindahl has served as the Director of Technology for the School District of Beloit Turner in Beloit, WI since 2016. Mike has worked in education as a teacher, instructional technology coach, and director. He is passionate about using technology to make meaningful change in education through collaboration, communication, systems design and development. Mike has presented on topics including Data-Driven College, Career, and Life Readiness; Building an Elementary STEM Program; Infusing Technology into Disciplinary Literacy; and Building a Student News Program. He has also provided leadership in state initiatives including Wisconsin Redefining Ready! Steering Committee, WISEdash Local (Wisconsin’s Data Warehouse Consortium) Operation Board, and the Wisconsin Educational Technology Leaders (WETL) Board.
Valerie Verhunce serves as the Director of Technology and Future Ready Learning for the Hartford Union High School District. Before taking on this role, Valerie worked as an elementary teacher, curriculum and support teacher, and a technology coach with the Oshkosh Area School District.
Her journey into the realm of education and technology began with a profound passion for empowering learners and educators through innovation. Valerie earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, establishing a robust foundation in pedagogy and student engagement. Building upon this foundation, she pursued a Master’s degree in Educational Technology, Administration, and Curriculum and Instruction from Marian University in Fond du Lac, further refining her skills and knowledge in educational leadership.
Outside of shaping the future of education, Valerie finds joy in activities such as snowmobiling, fishing, boating, and reading. Whether discovering the latest craft or trying out a new supper club, she seeks balance in the world beyond her professional endeavors.
Valerie is enthusiastic about being a part of the WETL Board, where she can share her passion for educational technology leadership with others.
DPI Representative – Lucas Munz