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 (WIVA students last names A–E)
Amanda Wallace comes to WIVA in the 2018-2019SY 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.
Karen Foeckler (WIVA students last names F-K)
Karen Foeckler is joining WIVA after spending many years in the traditional school setting in Kenosha, Franklin, and Kettle Moraine School Districts. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UW-Parkside and her Master’s degree in Educational Psychology from UW-Milwaukee. Karen has enjoyed working with students at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. She lives in the Milwaukee area with her husband of 18 years, four children ranging from 8 to 15, and her rescue dog. Karen enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to the beach, volleyball, reading, and summers!
Candy Hakes (WIVA Students last names L-Q)
Candy Hakes joined WIVA in the 2019-20SY as a High School. Candy live on Lake Wissota (Chippewa Falls are) with her husband and two children. We enjoy spending summers on the water and being outdoors, watching Wisconsin sports teams, traveling, and playing with our dog, Chewy. In her free time Mrs. Hakes loves to Cricut craft. She is looking forward to building relationships with WIVA students and families and working together to make the school year a success!
Tonya Krueger (WIVA Students last names R-Z)
Tonya Krueger joined the WIVA team during the 2019-20SY as a High School Counselor. New to Wisconsin, but not new to School Counseling, she has worked in education for 14 years as a Teacher, School Counselor, and CTE Director in Arizona.
Tonya earned a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Economics, a Master’s degree in Education with a focus on Teaching, and a second Master’s degree in School Counseling. She is a life-long learner and am thrilled to work with so many young adults as they navigate the path that will lead them through life.
She is married to a fellow educator and together, they have three daughters. In her free time she enjoys traveling (the most!), reading (obsessively), running (occasionally), and watching The Office (compulsively).
Tonya looks forward to working with the entire WIVA team as we support our families and students, while focusing on student success and achievement.
Tanya Steger (DCA students)
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. In the 2017-2018SY, Tanya became the counselor for our new Destinations Career Academy students. 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.
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.
Heather Morgan, HS Student Services Administrative Assistant
Heather Morgan is the Student Services Administrative Assistant for our high schools. She has worked in two former school districts, Kettle Moraine and Stoughton Area, for a total of 5 years. During that time she performed a variety of support roles for different areas of the district with a primary focus in Infinite Campus. Heather was elected and spent one year on the board for the Wisconsin Infinite Campus User Group, where she was able to gain a wealth of knowledge on the program. She is so excited to be a part of WIVA, DCA and ISWI and to start collaborating with staff to best serve our students!
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.
The mission of the school counseling department 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.