Terri Froiland, NBCT
Terri worked as an elementary classroom teacher for 13 years prior to becoming the respected instructional coach she is today. Ms. Froiland loves her current role, in which she assists teachers at an arts-focused public elementary school. Terri received her National Board Certification in 2005 and re-certified in 2015.
Chauna Perry Finch
Chauna is a national speaker and restorative strategist who has provided training and consultation for a variety school districts and organizations across the country. After being the school social worker of the year in 2010, Chauna was the Restorative Practices Coordinator for Milwaukee Public Schools. She led the district in embracing Restorative Practices, creating a K-12 teacher guide and creating a high school social studies elective course. Chauna is a proven expert in the use of Restorative Practices as a tool for creating safe and supportive schools. Ms. Finch is the owner of Restorative TCS, LLC.
Meg Graham, NBCT
Meg Graham is a National Board Certified Teacher and Mentor with over 30 years of experience teaching high school students and adults both face to face and on-line. Ms. Graham earned her Master’s Degree in Spanish and Education from Marquette University in 1985. She was Mukwonago Area School District’s High School Teacher of the Year in 2011.
As a licensed bilingual elementary educator with a Master’s degree in Cultural Foundations of Education, Melissa Tempel has worked as a bilingual, dual language, foreign language, adult education, and culturally responsive teacher leader since 2000. Melissa is a certified Welcoming Schools facilitator. She co-edited 2 books, Pencils Down and Rethinking Sexism, Gender and Sexuality with the nonprofit organization, Rethinking Schools, an equity and racial justice education publisher. She is an organizer with the Teacher Activist Group (TAG) Educators’ Network for Social Justice Milwaukee. Presently, Melissa teaches with 2nd/3rd graders and their families as a bilingual teacher in Milwaukee Public Schools, the same district where her children attend school.
Amanda Desua, Ed.D., NBCT
Dr. DeSua is an Elementary School Counselor for the School District of Waukesha. Amanda has worked as an elementary and middle school counselor for 15 years. During that time, she achieved National Board Certification and completed her doctorate degree in Education Leadership. Recently Amanda published her first children’s book on self-regulation titled Frog Slime.
Wendy Sondrol, NBCT
Wendy Sondrol is a Nationally Board Certified teacher who currently teaches high school teenagers with emotional and behavioral disabilities. Ms. Sondrol is a Herb Kohl Scholarship finalist who has published articles covering therapeutic writing and writer’s workshop. Ms. Sondrol renewed her board certification in 2015 and is one of the only Wisconsin teachers who has worked as a National Board assessor.
David Nack, Ph.D.
David worked as an organizer and union representative in both the private and public sectors, and in different regions of the country, from 1976 to 2000. Since joining the faculty of the School for Workers in 2001 he has taught numerous classes including in Steward Training, Collective Bargaining and Bargaining Benefits, Union Leadership, and Labor History, among other subjects. He is active in both the Wisconsin Labor History Society and the United Association of Labor Educators. He has earned his Ph.D. American History from Rutgers University, his M.A. in Labor Studies from Rutgers University and his B.A. in History from Clark University.
Armando Ibarra, Ph.D.
Armando Ibarra, Assistant Professor, BA Sociology and Spanish, Master’s in Public Administration, and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine, joined the School for Workers faculty in January 2011. Dr. Ibarra has extensive and diverse teaching, research and organizing experience. His research and fields of specialization are Chicano/a Latino/a working communities, adult education on issues of diversity in the workplace, international labor migration, leadership development, organizing workplaces, and applied research.