High School Counselors

Christina Iliadis, High School Counselor

Christina Iliadis is a high school counselor with the last names that begin with A-G. She has a M.S. in Education with a focus in school counseling. She has worked in Education for the past six years and this is her third yer as a counselor. Christina is very excited to be part of the WIVA team and very eager to learn more about her students and the WIVA environment. Being a counselor for her is not just a job, but her passion.

Karen Sommerfeldt, High School Counselor

Karen Sommerfeldt has been a school counselor for 6 years. She worked in the Alden-Hebron School District in Illinois for 4 years, then completed a brief substitute position at McFarland High School before coming to Wisconsin Virtual Academy. She received her bachelor's degree in psychology from DePaul University and her master's degree in School Counseling from Roosevelt University. Prior to being a school counselor, Karen worked as an Assistant to a High School College Counselor. Karen is excited to be working with high school students and families.

Tanya Steger, High School Counselor

Tanya Steger is a high school counselor, having started at WIVA at the beginning of the 2013-14 school year. She has been a school counselor for the last 13 years. She worked in the Merrill School district as a middle school counselor as well as in the Wisconsin Rapids School district as a high school counselor and Virtual School Coordinator. She received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Cardinal Stritch University and her Master's degree in Educational Psychology from UW-Milwaukee. Prior to being a school counselor, Tanya worked in the intake in the behavioral medicine department at hospitals in the Milwaukee area and was a residential counselor in the eating disorder unit at Rogers Memorial Hospital. She currently resides in central Wisconsin, between Stevens Point and Wausau, with her husband and chocolate lab, Slider. Tanya is excited to bring her years of experience in mental health and school counseling to WIVA!