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 policymakers, 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.
Dr. Ruth Barratt Department Chair, Associate Professor MSOE, Rader School of Business.
Julie Borgealt, Interim Director, Assessment and Outreach Center and Program Director, LACCS
Meg Boyd – Principal, Edgewood Elementary – Greenfield School District
Mark Chapin, Principal, Meyer Middle School-River Falls School District, River Falls, WI
Jacques du Plessis: WCEP Advisory Council; Executive Board-Wisconsin Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies; Board of Directors-Pathways High School; Advisory Board-achieve Virtual High School; Advisory Board-Masters of Sustainable Peacebuilding; UWM, Associate Professor, UWM; Ombudsman and Mediator
Elaine Gehring, State Schools of Character Coordinator, WCEP Advisory Council, Retired educator–Worked as elementary school principal and teacher, director of secular curriculum, and instructional coach
Ronett Jacobs, M.Ed. (Alumna, ’98) Thea Bowman Leadership Institute Director, Director of Leaders Advancing Character and Climate in Schools, Partnership Coordinator for TFA
Dr. Robert Kattman, Past Director, Office of Charter Schools, UWM; Past superintendent of Glendale School System.
Dr. Patricia Luebke, Ph.D., Dissertation Advisor at Alverno College, Retired Dean of Professional Studies and former Dean, School of Education Alverno College
Dr. Rita Olson, Retired Superintendent, South Milwaukee School District.
Richard R. Pieper Sr., Non-Executive Chairman of PPC Partners, Inc.; Character.org board member, and Past President.
Dr. Jeff Weiss, Superintendent – School District of South Milwaukee
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.
Tosha Womack, Principal at Brown Deer Middle/High School
Pamela Woodard, Chief Facilitator/WCEP; Past co-chair of Southeastern Wisconsin Schools Alliance; Whitefish Bay School Board President.