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CESA: WISE Support Staff

WISE CESA Support Staff 


CESA, (pronounced, "see-suh"), stands for Cooperative Educational Services Agency. There are twelve CESAs in Wisconsin, each one covering a geographic region of the state. The purpose of these agencies is to provide cooperative educational services. Each CESA has a certain number of support staff who assist with Wisconsin Information System for Education (WISE) data reporting to the Department of Public Instruction (DPI). These WISEsupport staff members collaborate closely with DPI's Customer Service Team (CST). 

WISEsupport staff are CESA employees contracted by DPI to provide first-tier support for WISEdata help tickets. They can help resolve errors and warnings, investigate data discrepancies with school staff as needed, and answer basic questions about WISEdata Portal.

NOTE: WISEdata Portal can sometimes get confused with WISEdash. WISEdata Portal is the application used to verify that data is pushed from your school information system (SIS) to the DPI via the Ed-Fi Credential WISEdata application programming interface (API). WISEdash is a data portal that uses "dashboards," or visual collections of graphs and tables, to display data obtained from the WISEdata Portal. WISEdash provides multi-year education data about and submitted by Wisconsin schools. If you do need assistance with WISEdash, work with your local WISExplore support member. Many resources can be found on the Help for WISEdata, WISEid, WISEstaff page.

We encourage you to connect with your CESA WISEsupport staff to help resolve your WISEdata help ticket needs. Not sure in which of the CESA you’re in? Visit the School Districts by CESA webpage or download the CESA map pdf to help determine which CESA WISEstaff Support person (listed below) to contact: 

WISEsupport Contacts by CESA
CESA Name Email
1 Paula Kaiser
2 Kayla Kolstad
2 Nicole Barlass
3 and 4 Jo Ann Martin
3 and 4 Abby Fernan
3 and 4 Tracy Hogden
5, 6, 7, 8, and 10 Dan Johnson
5, 6, 7, 8, and 10 Tamara Kreklow
9 Carrie Ketter
9 Ryan McCain
11 Dani Lewandowski
12 Amanda Popovich

Available Training

In addition to support with WISEdata help tickets, CESA WISEsupport staff also host training sessions for users. These trainings are available for public as well as Choice schools within each specific CESA. These events are typically hosted in September and October and will be posted on the WISEdata Events calendar. (Click the ‘day view’ or ‘month view’ from the menu on the left side of the screen to see events posted in a calendar view instead of a list view.)




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