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



Sara Danke (2019-21), Lincoln HS, Wisconsin Rapids


Abby Kean (2019-21), Kettle Moraine SD, Wales


Nathan Berish (2020-22), Waukesha West HS

At-Large Members

Eric Brittnacher (2020-22), PAC Manager, Wis. Rapids

Catie O'Donnell (2019-21), Cristo Ray Jesuit School, Milwaukee

Erin Richards (2020-22) Professional Theatre Educator, Milwaukee/Waukesha

Bernie Rocheleau (2020-22), Ashwaubenon PAC

Steve Smith (2019-21), UW-Stevens Point

Kaitlin Stone (2019-21), Waukesha North HS

Ex-Officio Members

Past President

Kristi Ross-Clausen (2015-17), Arrow AV Group 608.263.6559 (work) 

Past Secretary-Treasurer

Lindsey Hoel-Neds (2017-19), Proud Theatre, Madison

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


Jay Sierszyn (2020, 2021), Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee