Your WIVA Administrative Team
Susan Stewart, Interim Head of School
Susan Stewart has worked in the education and technology fields for over 25 years. Prior to joining Wisconsin Virtual Academy, as its Interim Head of School, she served as the Head of Schools, for Washington Virtual Academies (WAVA) for over 5 years before moving into the Director, School Operations and Compliance for the Western Region of K12, Inc.
During her time as the Head of School of WAVA, her leadership team focused on bringing educational opportunities, and academic improvements, to the students of Washington State. As a result, WAVA was awarded the 2011 Washington Achievement Award for school performance improvement by the Washington State Board of Education and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) specifically for its high school academic performance. She was actively involved with OSPI’s Digital Learning Department to establish guidelines, accountability, and approval of programs in Washington State focusing on the needs of students in alternative learning programs. As the Director of School Operations and Compliance for the Western Region, Ms. Stewart provided regional leadership for school operations and compliance for new and existing schools within the region.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Stewart worked in the technology and petroleum industries as well as vocational education. She served as the Executive Director and then the Vice President of Graduate Services for Business Computer Training Institute which focused on providing computer skills training for individuals who were re-entering the workplace.
Ms. Stewart has served on the Board of Directors, for non-profit youth sports organizations, which encourages health and fitness for young athletes. She is committed to bring educational opportunities and equity of these opportunities to all students.
Becky Eberhardt, Manager of Special Programs
Becky Eberhardt is happy to be a part of the WIVA team! She obtained her master's degree from Cardinal Stritch University in May of 2003. Becky has been a Special Education Director for approximately eleven years, spending four of those years in a dual role as both Director and PreK-12 Principal in a small, rural district. She is married and has four sons ranging in age from seven to 19 and also has three dogs and two cats that complete her family. Becky in her spare time enjoys camping with her family and spending time with friends.
Desiree Rahmlow, Academic Administrator (Principal) K–8
Desiree Rahmlow is thrilled to join WIVA as the new K8 Academic Administrator/Principal starting with the 2019-2020 school year. She believes that all learning is personal, honors that no learning is ever one-size-fits-all, and knows that WIVA shares this vision since students' and families' unique needs are the driving force of the school. Desiree earned her MSE in Educational Administration from Concordia University - Mequon with dual certification as a Principal and Direction of Instruction. Her 17 years of professional experience in education have included numerous strong roles including RtI Team Leader, PBIS Coach, Professional Development Facilitator, Math and Reading Interventionist, Behavior Interventionist, Department Chair, Alternative Education Teacher, and English and Speech Communications Teacher. An advocate of children beyond her career, Desiree is the founder and president of the Kiwanis Club of Slinger (WI) where she lives. In her spare time, she enjoys live music, board games, unique cuisine, and outdoor adventures with her husband, two daughters, and family and friends.
Shawna Stueck, Assistant Academic Administrator (Assistant Principal) K–8
Shawna holds a bachelor's degree and is licensed in both early childhood
education and early childhood special education from Silver Lake
College. She has taught children for more than a decade in a variety of
environments, including as a substitute teacher in school districts in
Northeast Wisconsin, and also as a museum program educator in Wisconsin
and Virginia. Shawna has completed 18 master's degree level credits in
response to intervention, mathematics, and professional learning teams
through a cooperative program by Silver Lake College and CESA 7. She
desires to complete her master's degree in educational leadership.
Shawna has experience as a math and reading tutor, PTO president, and
homeschool educator, and is a Learning Coach to three WIVA students.
Shawna has a great love of history, and her favorite quote is by
Theodore Roosevelt, "Far and away the best prize that life has to offer
is the chance to work hard at work worth doing." Shawna feels that the
opportunity at WIVA is far and away work worth doing.
Cindy Worden, Academic Administrator (Principal) High School grades 9–12
Cindy Worden is a graduate from UW-Madison with a bachelor's degree in behavioral science and law and sociology. She earned her MSE in school counseling PK–12 from UW-Oshkosh. In December 2013, Cindy completed her MAE from Marian University with an emphasis in educational leadership. Cindy's professional experiences include high school counseling, dean of students, juvenile criminal justice, social work, and technology training. She has worked in virtual education since 2007.
Carrie Cherney, Assistant Academic Administrator (Assistant Principal) High School grades 9–12
Carrie Cherney earned her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics at UW-Green Bay and her masters in Educational Leadership from Viterbo University. She has been a part of WIVA High School since 2009, teaching various math courses. Since 2017 she has been the Assistant Academic Administrator at WIVA, DCA, and ISWI.
Erin Haugom, Operations Manager
Erin Haugom joined the WIVA team as the operations manager in 2012. She has a bachelor's degree in human services and more than ten years office experience in program coordination, data tracking and reporting, IT support services, and customer service. Erin looks forward to being part of Wisconsin Virtual Academy and using her expertise to support the virtual learning community.