Team

Allison Schweiger, Marketing Director
Allison earned her BS in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She spent seven years in the title industry and almost three years in retail management, before joining the WCEPS team in the Fall of 2011.

Bethany Nelson, Marketing Manager
Bethany earned her BA in Journalism-Strategic Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her MA in Leadership in Student Affairs from the University of St. Thomas. Prior to joining WCEPS she worked for many years in various advising roles, focusing on creating and improving programs for student success.

Mark Blitz, PhD, CALL Project Director
Mark Blitz is the Project Director of the Comprehensive Assessment of Leadership for Learning (CALL) at WCEPS. CALL is a cloud-based school leadership assessment and feedback system, and Mark has been involved with its development since its inception. Mark received his PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before moving to Madison, he was a middle and high school teacher in New York City, where he received his Masters of Arts in Teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University

Matt Messinger, Executive Director
Prior to WCEPS, Matt spent seven years working at for-profit educational technology firms, including four years at Renaissance Learning, Inc. Earlier in his career, Matt worked for three years as a college counselor at Eastside College Prep, a school for low-income students. Matt earned his BA from Stanford University.

Sam Adams, Vice President of Business Development
Sam helps develop and distribute new products and services at WCEPS. He spent last five years building startup companies in the healthcare industry and previously worked as a marketing manager at General Electric. Sam earned his MBA from the UW-Madison and his BA from The Colorado College.

Sara Christopherson, WebbAlign Study Director
Sara's background is in the sciences, education, and science writing. Sara earned a MS in Science Education from University of Wisconsin–Madison and a BA in Biology from Oberlin College. She began working with Dr. Norman Webb on alignment studies in 2006.

Board of Directors

Michael Falk, Board Chair, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
Sarah Mangelsdorf, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at UW–Madison
Tom Kalinske
, Chairman, Global Education Learning
Jeff Russell
, Dean of Continuing Studies at UW–Madison
Ann Wallace
, Executive Director of the UW–Madison Retirement Association
Diana Hess
, Ex-officio Member, Dean, UW–Madison School of Education
Bob Mathieu
, Ex-officio Member, Director of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research