You are here

Appendix B: Wisconsin National Board Certified Teachers

DPI is currently receiving a high volume of contacts for assistance.  The three most commonly asked questions and their answers are below:

Help with WAMS IDs

Before you can submit an application to DPI, you must register for a Web Access Management Systems (WAMS) user ID.

How to set up a WAMS account

Already have one or more WAMS accounts?

How to start your WAMS account recovery:

Perform a WAMS account recovery for all emails you have. Enter your email address but do NOT enter your User ID to start your WAMS account recovery. Once in the account recovery process you will be prompted to change your password. After you change your password you will be told in parentheses what your correct User ID is. Please make note of that before you terminate the account recovery session. Once you have recovered all WAMS accounts you have, login to ELO with each of your accounts individually. If you can see your licenses, you are logging in with the correct WAMS account. If you are taken through the Onboarding process again, you are not using the correct WAMS account and should try another account.

If you encounter errors in the WAMS account recovery process, please contact WAMS directly.  DPI is unable to help with WAMS recovery because the system is used by many state agencies and is run by the Department of Administration:

Revalidating Life or Lifetime License

Educators, whose Life or Lifetime license was invalidated in July, have until December 31 to revalidate their license. Upon approval of the $45 Request Background Check - Lifetime Licensee [5900] application, the Lifetime license will be revalidated just as if the educator completed the application before June 30. Educators will have until December 31 to complete this application for their license to be revalidated.

Background Checks

DPI is required by law to conduct a background check on each applicant for a Wisconsin educator license regardless of whether it is an initial request or a renewal request.

All educators are required to complete a background check to maintain or revalidate a life or lifetime license. There are directions for how to complete the $45 Request Background Check - Lifetime Licensee [5900].

To find the year in which your most recent background check was submitted, search License Lookup using your name or entity number and check see the “Last Background Check Submitted” field.

The following NBCTs in Wisconsin are available for consultation.

Early Childhood (Ages 3-8)

NBPTS Certification Area Contact

Generalist

Trina Anderson
Carl Traeger Elementary School
3000 West 20th Ave
Oshkosh WI 54904
920-424-0221 (work)
920-232-0136 (home)

 

Sharon Bedford
Pecatonica Elementary
PO Box 128
Hollandale WI 53544
608-523-4283 (work)
608-437-5804 (home)

 

Jo Christianson
East Elementary School
120 S. Sanborn St.
Jefferson, WI 53549
920-675-1444 (work)
920-699-2128 (home)

 

Barbara Johnson
West Allis-West Milwaukee Schools
9333 West Lincoln Ave
West Allis WI 53227
414-604-4000 (work)
414-771-1641 (home)

Early and Middle Childhood (Ages 3-12)

NBPTS Certification Area Contact

English as a New Language

Kelly Jones
Lincoln Elementary
Madison WI 53713
608-204-4920 (work)
608-497-0040 (home)

Early Childhood through Young Adulthood (Ages 3-18+)

NBPTS Certification Area Contact

Exceptional Needs Specialist

Kristen Henningfeld
E8625 676th Ave
Elk Mound WI 54739
715-308-3609

 
Kettle Moraine High School/Alternative School
349 N. Oakcrest Dr.
Wales, WI 53183

262-965-5980

School Counselor

Trena Loomans
Stevens Point Area Senior High School
1201 North Point Drive
Stevens Point WI 54481
715-345-5583 (phone)
715-345-5618 (fax)

Middle Childhood (Ages 7-12)

NBPTS Certification Area Contact

Generalist

Jennifer Metzer (Deutscher)
535 Madison Ave
Sullivan WI 53178
262-593-5545

 

Cyntha Slavish
1635 Emerson St
Beloit WI 53511

Early Adolescence (Ages 11-15)

NBPTS Certification Area Contact

English Language Arts

Cecelia Schliepp
Lake Country School District
1800 Vettelson Rd
Hartland WI 53029
262-367-3606 (work)
262-966-9679 (home)

Science

Catherine Anderson
DeLong Middle School
2000 Vine St
Eau Claire WI 54703
715-839-6292 (work)
715-597-2489 (home)

 

Annya Fahey
Edgerton High School
200 Elm High Dr
Edgerton WI 53534
608-884-9402 (work)
608-244-6738 (home)

 

Dudley Huddleston
D C Everest School District
9302 Schofield Avenue
Weston, WI 54476
715-241-9700 (work)
715-359-1872 (home)

Social Studies – History

Matthew Friedl
Hudson School District
1501 Vine St
Hudson WI 54016
715-377-3800 ext 6234 (work)
715-246-7341 (home)

 

Michael Yell
Hudson School District
715-386-4222 (work)
715-386-1140 (home)

Early Adolescence – Young Adulthood (Ages 11-18+)

NBPTS Certification Area Contact

Career and Technical Education - Family and Consumer Education

Kathy Rankin
Hamilton School District
262-246-6477 voice mail 1362 (work)

Career and Technical Education - Technology Education

Nick Gilles
Spring Valley Middle/High School
S1450 County Road CC
Spring Valley WI 54767
715-778-5554 x2121 (work)
715-307-7940 (cell)

Music

Lisa Werner
North Lake School
N75 W31283 Hwy V V
PO Box 188
North Lake WI 53064
262-966-2033 ext 132 (work)
262-719-0281 (home)

World Languages - Spanish

Margaret Graham
Mukwonago High School
650 West School Rd
Mukwonago WI 53149
262-363-6200 (work)

Adolescence and Young Adulthood (Ages 14-18+)

NBPTS Certification Area Contact

English Language Arts

Jean Biebel
Wauwatosa East High School
7500 Milwaukee Ave
Wauwatosa WI 53213
414-773-2271 (work)
414-476-7649 (home)

 

Claudia Felske
East Troy High School
3128 Graydon Ave
East Troy WI 53120
262-642-6760 ext 254 (work)

 

Terese Karsten
Cochrane-Fountain City
PO Box 517
Fountain City WI 54629
608-687-4391 (work)
507-454-6262 (home)

 

Sandra Michels
Green Bay School District
1451 University Ave
Green Bay WI 54302
920-272-7043 (work)
920-865-1501 (home)

 

Sandra Strebel
Middleton High School
2100 Bristol St
Middleton WI 53562
608-829-9714 (work)

Science

Scott Kirst
920-826-2643 (home)

 

Kathleen Westrich
Ronald Reagan High School (Milwaukee Public Schools)
4965 S 20th St
Milwaukee WI 53221
414-304-6244 (work)

 

Elkhorn Area High School

Social Studies-History

Jim Johnson
Auburndale High School
208 Woodfield Dr
Stratford WI 54484
715-687-4302

 

Janice Mertes

 

Mary Talsky
Pius XI High School Social Sciences
Mock Trial Moderator
135 N 76 St
Milwaukee WI 53213
414-290-7000