Wisconsin Language Roadmap Working Groups

Vision: A World-Ready Wisconsin

To enhance the economic competitiveness and vitality of the State of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Language Roadmap Initiative aims to ensure that Wisconsin’s future citizens are able to effectively engage and compete in increasingly interconnected global markets, serve diverse local communities, and participate in professional and personal networks that cross linguistic, cultural, and national boundaries. To achieve this vision of a world-ready Wisconsin, the long-term goal of the initiative is for all Wisconsin students to graduate workforce- and community-ready with advanced global and intercultural competencies and proficiency in one or more languages in addition to English.

Drawing on the insights and ideas shared at the January 26 Wisconsin Language Summit, four Working Groups drafted strategic goals, core recommendations, and action items for the Wisconsin Language Roadmap in the following key areas (co-chairs are in bold):

Sustainable Language Program Development, Access, and Accountability

Pam Delfosse, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Lauren Rosen, University of Wisconsin System Collaborative Language Program
Claudine Clark, Madison East High School
Hala Ghoneim,  University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Felecia Lucht, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Mike Oemichen, H.O. Bostrom Co., Inc.
Jen Pino-Gallagher, M3 Insurance
Robin Rivas, Racine Unified School District
Cathy Stafford, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Brian Wopat, Onalaska High School and Wisconsin Association for Language Teachers

Student Success and Equity

Marie Moeller, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Lynn Neitzel, Blackhawk Technical College and Wisconsin Virtual School
Ayla Annac, InvivoSciences, Inc.
Joshua Brown, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Joseph Halaas, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Laura Koebel, Plymouth High School
Joshua LeGreve, Green Lake Schools and Wisconsin Association for Language Teachers
Audrey Lesondak, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Erin Nienas, Neenah High  School
David O’Connor, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Kevin Schleicher, Organic Valley/CROPP Cooperative
Megan Strom, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and Immigration Taskforce

Language Educator Recruitment, Preparation, Retention, and Effectiveness

Tobias Barske, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
SuAnn Schroeder, Medford Area Senior High & Wisconsin Association for Language Teachers
Anita Alkhas, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Carolyn Brady, University of Wisconsin-River Falls
Donna Clementi, Lawrence University
Jenna Cushing-Leubner, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Rob Howell, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Tatiana Joseph, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Leah Lechleiter-Luke, School District of Mauston
Ellen Onsrud, Lake Mills Middle & High Schools and Wisconsin Association for Language Teachers

Collaborative Leadership, Engagement, and Advocacy for Language Education

Dianna Murphy, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Katy Sinnott,  Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
Andrea Behn, Parker High School
Geoff Bradshaw, Madison Area Technical College
Carmel Capati, Wisconsin Supreme Court Director of State Courts Office
Teresa Carranza, Madison Metropolitan School District
David Coury,  University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Karen Fowdy, Wisconsin Association for Language Teachers
Linda Havas, Greendale Schools and Wisconsin Association for Language Teachers
Janet Rowe, Hortonville Area School District
Paul Sandrock, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Douglas Savage, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Jian-Guo Sun, Milwaukee International School
Mark Tyler, OEM Fabricators, Inc.