Advisory Council

The Wisconsin Character Education Partnership (WCEP) Advisory Committee is responsible for setting the direction and the strategic plan for the Wisconsin Character Education Partnership initiative.  This committee oversees the strategic areas that WCEP seeks to promote:  Eleven Principles training for state educators and policy makers, Leadership Academy for Principals, Wisconsin Schools of Character (advisory capacity to WSOC committee) and the Wisconsin Call to Character.  The committee works to find partnerships with legislators, businesses and educators to promote the intentional and proactive teaching of character to children in our public and private K-12 schools.

Elaine Gehring, WCEP SSOC State Coordinator.   Retired teacher and school administrator.

Mark Chapin, Principal, Meyer Middle School-River Falls School District, River Falls, WI.

Dr. Robert Kattman, Director, Office of Charter Schools, UWM; Past superintendent of Glendale School System.

Dr. Deb Kerr, Superintendent, School District of Brown Deer.

Dr. Rita Olson, Retired Superintendent, South Milwaukee School District.

Richard R. Pieper Sr., Non-Executive Chairman of PPC Partners, Inc.; board member, and past President.

Harriet Schachter McKinney, Executive director of MAJC (the Milwaukee Area Jewish Committee), an independent affiliate of the American Jewish Committee, the oldest human relations’ organization in the United States. For over 25 years, Ms. McKinney has provided consultations and training, on social justice issues including unlearning racism, anti-Semitism, sexism and other forms of oppression.

Pamela Woodard, Chief Facilitator/WCEP; Past co-chair of Southeastern Wisconsin Schools Alliance; Whitefish Bay School Board President.