Any application received from now through the start of second semester will have a January 21st start date.

High School Math Teachers

Carrie Cherney, High School Math Teacher

Carrie Cherney obtained her bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in mathematics, with a minor in education. Carrie taught at the middle school level for a year in the brick-and-mortar setting, followed by two years teaching high school. She looks forward to helping her WIVA students develop their math skills and become self-advocates in their careers as students.

Jay Hopfensperger, High School Math Teacher

Jay Hopfensperger is a graduate of Central Michigan University. He completed his undergraduate career with a secondary teaching certificate, having majored in mathematics. He returned to CMU and completed his Master's Degree in School Administration. He taught high school math in Michigan and Illinois for nearly a decade. He then spent time in Kwang-ju, South Korea, teaching conversational English to Korean college students. Upon returning to the United States, Jay moved to Wisconsin to begin a 20-year career working with at-risk students in alternative education settings. He is excited to begin working with WIVA in this exhilarating, ever-expanding educational environment.

Nicole Williamson, High School Math Teacher

Nicole Williamson obtained her bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Steven’s Point in Mathematics Education. She taught at Edgewood High School for 3 years, followed by two and a half years as a 4K aide. Most recently, Nicole tutored at Gateway Technical College in Elkhorn, WI and currently teaches one math section as an adjunct instructor there as well.  Nicole is married with two daughters.  She enjoys traveling with her family.  She is excited to begin her career at WIVA and looks forward to helping a new group of students.

David Zimmer, High School Math/Physics Teacher

David Zimmer graduated from UW-Eau Claire with a degree in physics and math. He has 20 years of experience as a programmer/analyst and civil engineering/surveying technician. In addition, he was a network administrator and physics instructor for Mount Senario College and has experience tutoring high school and college students as well as adults in physics and math. He obtained certification to teach physics, math, and earth/space science and taught physics and math for several years in public schools in northern Wisconsin. He and his wife are passionate about non-traditional education. They home schooled their two children, successfully launching them into college and career paths. Dave joined WIVA in the fall of 2010 where he has experience teaching high school physics and math.