Meet our team
The staff at Wisconsin Virtual Academy (WIVA) are dedicated to providing students with high-quality learning experiences.
Kathy Schefft | Enrollment Manager
Ms. Schefft has been with Stride K12 since 2002. She has the distinction of being the first Stride K12 employee hired at WIVA and has served as office manager, open enrollment specialist, and enrollment manager during her time here. She brings more than 18 years of office experience with her, including working in accounting, data/order entry, customer service, engineering, human resources, purchasing, manufacturing, sales, and shipping and receiving.
Kathy Siegmann | Testing Coordinator
Ms. Siegmann joined the WIVA team as a K–8 advisor in 2011. She has a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and she served on the McFarland School Board that brought the WIVA program to the McFarland district. Ms. Siegmann was also self-employed as a private tutor for more than 10 years. She has been involved with virtual education in Wisconsin for many years, four of those years as a Learning Coach with WIVA. She is a self-proclaimed parent advocate with a passion for helping families find education opportunities that best meet their children's needs. Ms. Siegmann is thrilled to be a part of the team that supports WIVA families and looks forward to guiding WIVA through the new Wisconsin testing requirements. In addition to transitioning into the testing coordinator position, she is pursuing a master's degree in educational administration from Concordia University-Mequon.
Miriam Mueller-Owens | Elementary Teacher (K–12 ELL Coordinator)
Mrs. Mueller-Owens has been working with WIVA since the school started through McFarland School District. She previously taught elementary students in the classroom, served as an instructional coach, and is now the ELL coordinator for students in our schools. Mrs. Mueller-Owens brings more than 15 years of teaching experience to the team. She began teaching kindergarten in southern Louisiana, and after three years, she moved to Madison where she earned a master's degree in curriculum and instruction at University of Wisconsin – Madison. In Madison, she taught a variety of grade levels, from 1st through 5th. She is excited about another wonderful year with WIVA.
Donna Wagner | School Psychologist
Ms. Wagner is excited to join the educational team at WIVA. She earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and completed her graduate work in school psychology at Marquette University. Ms. Wagner brings with her more than 15 years of experience in the urban and rural school environments. She looks forward to collaborating with staff, parents, and students to facilitate academic and behavioral growth for all learners.
Cassie Wolfgram | K–12 Speech and Language Pathologist
Mrs. Wolfgram lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with her husband and three children. She obtained her master's degree from George Washington University in May of 2000 and has been a speech-language pathologist for about 20 years. She has worked with children in school and clinical settings. She has specialized in augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) and has provided online speech therapy services in Wisconsin and North Dakota schools for the past four years. Mrs. Wolfgram enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and going to comedy shows. She is excited to be a part of the WIVA team!