HS Counseling

This section of our website is designed to assist students and families with locating resources regarding careers and postsecondary options, as well as academic, social, and emotional support.

Meet Your Counselors!

Amanda Wallace 
Amanda Wallace (WIVA students A–Ja)

Amanda Wallace comes to WIVA after four years as a high school counselor in the brick-and-mortar setting. She received her bachelor's degree in psychology and master's in counselor education at UW-Whitewater. Through her work and counselor training, she has developed a professional passion in the areas of multicultural awareness and career development. Mrs. Wallace lives in the Madison area with her husband, their two young children and two hound dogs. She loves camping, yoga, coffee, hosting parties and cookouts, watching baseball, volunteering in her community, and spending time with family.


Tanya Steger 
Tanya Steger (WIVA students Jb–Ma)

Tanya Steger came to WIVA at the beginning of the 2013–2014 school year. She received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Cardinal Stritch University and her master's degree in educational psychology from UW-Milwaukee in 2001. Before she became a school counselor, Tanya was a member of the intake staff in the behavioral medicine department at hospitals in the Milwaukee area and served as a residential counselor in the eating disorder unit at Rogers Memorial Hospital. She currently resides in central Wisconsin with her husband, son, and chocolate lab, Slider. She loves hanging out with her boys, spending quality time with friends, traveling the world, gardening, researching all aspects of wellness, doing puzzles, and playing board games. 


Courtney Dart 
Courtney Dart (WIVA students Mb–Z)

Courtney Dart is a high school counselor who earned her Master’s degree in Counselor Education with a certificate in Student Affairs in Higher Education from East Carolina University in May 2019. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for her undergraduate studies and in 2016 earned a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies, with an additional major in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Before coming to WIVA, Courtney served as an Academic Coach for college-aged students with learning disabilities in the Madison area, a Speech-Language Pathology Aide for young children with Autism, and a College Academic Advisor for first year, undecided major students. She believes it is her role to serve as a guide to students, promoting greater self-awareness and esteem. In recognizing that the educational experience is unique for each, Courtney wishes to assist students in identifying their individual abilities and strengths, and encouraging them in their pursuance of personal, academic, and professional goals. An avid fan of all things Wisconsin, Courtney enjoys cheering on the Packers, Badgers, and Brewers, as well as exploring various state parks and trails, community events, and festivals. Her hobbies include traveling, yoga and fitness, reading, going to the movies, and spending time with her family and friends. She is excited to begin her work with WIVA and is very much looking forward to forming impactful relationships with students and families.


Jessica Luebke 
Jessica Luebke (ISWI students)

Jess Luebke worked in the McFarland School District for the past six years, and is excited to start a new adventure here at WIVA. She is completing her Master of School Counseling at Concordia University. She has been married to her husband for 18 years, and together they have three children and three dogs, Abby, Bucky and Jordy. Jess is an avid crocheter, loves to read, and spending time with her family at their camper on Lake Mason. She is excited to begin working with our Insight of Wisconsin students and their families.

To contact a WIVA counselor, visit the Contact Your School Counselor page.

To visit the counseling page for Destinations Career Academy of Wisconsin, click here.

Mission

The mission of the school counseling department at Wisconsin Virtual Academy (WIVA) is to establish relationships with all students by offering support in their academic, career, and personal/social development. Through key partnerships, our counselors ensure that all students receive an individualized plan that maximizes students' strengths and is tailored towards their postsecondary aspirations.