Meet Your 2011 Summer Academy Staff
headshot-baurer.pngCarla Bauer is a Reading Specialist at Southwood Glen. She earned her Bachelor of Science Education in K-12 E.S.L and 7-12 Spanish at UW-Milwaukee, and Post-Baccalaureate certification in Elementary Education with a Master of Arts in Reading & Language Arts at Cardinal Stritch University. Carla is also trained in Reading Recovery, an early intervention program. During Summer Academy she will be teaching running records to grades K-2. She enjoys reading.



headshot-berlyn.pngElizabeth Berlyn is a Reading Specialist at Pleasant View. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, and Master of Arts in Reading & Language at Cardinal Stritch University. Elizabeth is also trained in Reading Recovery, an early intervention program. During Summer Academy she will be teaching the QRI to grades 3-6. She really enjoys reading.



headshot-coats.pngSheryl Coats is a second grade teacher at Robinwood Elementary School. She earned her undergraduate degree from Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri in 1990 and later continued on to earn her Master of Arts in teaching at National Louis University in 2004. Sheryl has been using a reader’s workshop model of instruction in her classroom for the past 6 years. She is passionate about teaching reading and writing. Sheryl will be teaching a class during summer academy about how to blend Making Meaning with the Daily 5 workshop model.


headshot-wendy.pngWendy Dzurick is completing her third year as Director of Instruction. She earned her doctorate from Edgewood College and holds a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from UW-Milwaukee and Oshkosh. Her undergraduate degree with an elementary ed emphasis and art minor were completed many, many years ago at UW-EauClaire. Over the years, Wendy has held the roles of classroom teacher, library media specialist, elementary and middle school principal and associate principal. Thanks to the efforts of a harding working team, she is excited to offer a professional learning opportunity through the 2011 Summer Academy.


headshot-goodreau.pngKaren Goodreau is a Reading Specialist at Robinwood. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Education at UW-Milwaukee and Master of Arts degree in Reading and Language Arts at Cardinal Stritch University. Karen is also trained in Reading Recovery, an early intervention program. During Summer Academy she will be teaching running records to grades K-2. She really, really enjoys reading.



headshot2.jpgChad Kafka is a Teacher and Technology coach for Franklin Public Schools. He earned his bachelor's degree in Communication Radio/TV from Bradley University and went on to obtain a Masters in Business Administration. One thing lead to another and Chad found himself teaching high school business classes in Illinois and completing a Masters of Education program. Chad moved to Wisconsin in December of 2005 and has been working in Franklin for five years. Chad loves bike riding, digital photography, graphic design and anything having to do with tech! During Summer Academy, he will be helping out with any technology needs and support.

LaTour-Headshot.pngLinda LaTour earned a BA in English from St. Norbert College and a MS in Curriculum & Instruction from UW-Milwaukee. She worked at St. Mary’s Academy and the UW Center in Marshfield before being hired as a high school English teacher in Franklin. Throughout her tenure at FHS, Linda has taught a wide range of foundational, honors, and GT English courses. Linda currently serves as the K-12 Literacy Coordinator and high school English department team leader. In 2009, she was awarded a Kohl Fellowship and has recently been appointed by Dr. Tony Evers to the Wisconsin DPI Standards Leadership Team for English language arts.

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Amanda Pozorski is a Reading Specialist at Ben Franklin. She earned her Bachelor of Science Education in Communicative Disorders, Post-Baccalaureate in Elementary Education, and Master of Arts in Reading & Language Arts at Cardinal Stritch University. Amanda is also trained in Reading Recovery, an early intervention program. During Summer Academy she will be teaching the QRI to grades 3-6. She really, really, really enjoys reading.




Linda Rourke is a National Education Consultant with Developmental Studies Center based in Oakland, CA. In this role, she offers keynotes, workshops, presentations, and professional development for administrators, literacy coaches, and teachers serving diverse populations at all grade levels. She presents regularly at local, state, and national literacy conferences and helps teachers implement best practices for teaching and learning.
Linda began her career in education over 30 years ago as a High School English teacher, an experience that shaped her lifelong commitment to literacy education. She holds a B.A. in English and an M.S. Ed in Literacy Education from Northern Illinois University.

Zellmer-Headshot.pngName: Mike Zellmer
SA Role: Assessment Strand Coordinator, Group Advisor, Instructor
For Fun: Doing anything with my family, Golfing, Bike Riding, Reading, Teasing Instructional Services Colleagues
Favorite TV/Movies: 24, Golf, Football, American Idol; Shawshank Redemption, Midnight Express, Mr. Holland's Opus
Inspirational Quote: "When in doubt, do what's right." -Harry Truman



HansonBio.pngGina Zugelder has experience as a classroom teacher and literacy coach. She earned her Bachelor of Science
degree in Elementary Education and Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership and is working on a Doctorate degree in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Central Florida with a focus on the analysis of literacy coach trends. Gina received coaching certifications from Texas Tech University and The Ohio State University. Gina utilized her literacy and coaching expertise as Regional Coordinator for Florida’s Reading First Professional Development and as Associate Director for RtI Teaching Learning Connection supporting the scale-up efforts of RtI within literacy. Currently, as a National Education Consultant with Developmental Studies Center, a nonprofit organization, Gina Zugelder is pursuing her passion for professional development to provide a foundation to support the craft of teaching and student learning.