About Us

Mission & Purpose

The study of theatre should be central to the education of all students in Wisconsin, and access to the theatrical arts should be a part of every Wisconsin citizen's life.

The Alliance for Wisconsin Theatre Education is dedicated to promoting comprehensive theatre education in Wisconsin. The organization strives to:

  • support theatre educator pedagogy
  • facilitate educator networking
  • share support for educational theatre
  • identify and support future theatre educators

Board of Directors



Kristi Ross-Clausen (2017), 608.263.6559 (work) 


Sara Danke (2018), Lincoln HS, Wisconsin Rapids

Secretary/ Treasurer

Nathan Berish (2018), Waukesha West HS

Past Secretary / Treasurer

Lindsey Hoel-Neds (2017), Proud Theatre

At-Large Members

Eric Brittnacher (2018), PAC Manager, Wis. Rapids

Abby Kean (2017), Kettle Moraine SD, Wales, WI

Joe King (2017), Shorewood High School

Erin Richards (2018) Professional Theatre Educator

Bernie Rocheleau (2018), Ashwaubenon HS

Kaitlin Stone (2018), Waukesha North HS

Ex-Officio Members

DPI Representative

Julie A. Palkowski, Ph.D., Fine Arts and Creativity Consultant; 125 South Webster St; PO Box 7841; Madison, WI 53707-7841

WHSFA Representative

Adam J. Jacobi, Wisconsin High School Forensic Association