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Meet Our Coaches

Joseph Kanke - Statewide Coaching Coordinator

Joseph Kanke

Joseph serves as the Statewide Coaching Coordinator. Prior to this position he worked as a coach for an Educational Service Center in Austin, Texas and as a campus-based instructional coach. His mission is to act as a liaison between the field and the state with the intention of creating a statewide system of coaching supports for regions, districts and schools to access as they develop their own coaching programs. He is also passionate about equity and how coaches can hold this at the center of their work.

Heidi Laabs - Wisconsin RtI Center Leadership and Coaching Technical Assistance Coordinator

Heidi Laabs

Heidi Laabs is a veteran educator, having served as a French teacher, middle school assistant principal, middle school principal, and assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction in the School District of Waukesha for 34 years. Following her retirement from Waukesha in 2007, she worked at Cardinal Stritch University, served as a REACH mentor for schools in southern Wisconsin, and coached principals around the state. In 2011, she joined the Wisconsin RtI Center as Leadership and Coaching Coordinator. 

Kathy Myles - Wisconsin RtI Center Leadership and Coaching Coordinator

Kathy Myles

Kathy is the Leadership and Coaching Technical Assistance Coordinator for the Wisconsin RtI Center. She has facilitated Leadership and Coaching training throughout the state with her colleague, Heidi Laabs, since 2013. Prior to working in the WI RtI Center, Kathy was a K-12 site and district level administrator in southeastern Wisconsin.

For questions about this information, contact Rachel Fregien (608) 266-7118