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​Julie F. Mead


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Sean is a PhD student in the Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis program, with a focus in K-12 Leadership. Sean is currently serving on the ELPA LEADS Executive Board as Chair of Education Policy. For the past two years he was co-teaching in a Geometry classroom as a Special Education teacher in Chicago and spent a year teaching in Boston before that. Prior to teaching Sean received his degree in K-12 Cross Categorical Special Education Teaching, with a focus in Emotional Behavioral Disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research interests are in the expansion of charter schools in urban communities. He would like to further explore how the needs of students with IEPs are being met at charter schools in comparison to traditional public schools. 

      Sean Bielmeier      


        ​Scott Brown          


Rachellee Brown-Clardy is a PhD candidate in ELPA at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She is currently researching Professional Learning Communities. More specifically, the title of her research is: The Elementary Principal’s Role in Professional Development and Learning Communities: How to Support Continual Professional Growth. obtained a master’s degree in curriculum and instructions from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and also obtained a principal license from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She have been with my current district, School District of Beloit, for the duration of her teaching career. She has 18 years of classroom teaching experience in an urban atmosphere and just finished her first year as Assistant Principal at Aldrich Intermediate School.
rlbrown8@wisc.edu or rlbrownclardy@gmail.com 

Rachelle Brown-Clardy



       Scott Everson        


Carl B. Hampton is Special Assistant to Vice Provost & Chief Diversity Officer (VPCDO) Patrick J. Sims at UW-Madison. Responsibilities include coordinating the VPCDO’s efforts with the long-range diversity agenda of the university in the areas of strategic planning, program review, and alignment with the campus vision. Previously, he served as an Assistant to Dane County Executive Kathleen M. Falk in Madison, Wisconsin, where he was the chief advisor, liaison and policy staffer on human services, criminal justice and diversity issues. Prior to his work at the Dane County Government Executive’s Office, Mr. Hampton was a Legislative Liaison, External Relations Coordinator and Policy Advisor to Wisconsin Governor James E. Doyle where he lobbied the State Legislature and Wisconsin federal delegation, managed outreach to external policy stakeholders, and was the chief advisor on workforce development, criminal justice and diversity policy. Mr. Hampton also served United States Senator Russell D. Feingold in the State of Wisconsin and Washington, DC as Field and Regional Coordinator and Legislative Aide managing constituency outreach in the state and advising on legal, housing, community development and Native American tribal policy issues. He also served as a public interest lawyer serving diverse constituencies in bankruptcy, family, children and criminal law courts. Mr. Hampton currently serves on the Wisconsin Diversity Council, which is the statewide affiliate of the National Diversity Council. He is also a member of the Urban League of Greater Madison Young Professionals and the Madison Network of Black Professionals. Mr. Hampton is currently a second year PhD student in the UW-Madison Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis with a specialty in Higher, Postsecondary and Continuing Education.

 ​      Carl Hampton        




         Sherry Holly         


       Edward Kupka       

      Brenda Martinez     

      ​James Meadows      


         ​Mario Morris        


Adam Ross Nelson is a PhD candidate currently studying student conduct administration, campus crime, campus safety, education law, and student affairs administration.  He also has an interest in teaching and presenting about technical procedural policy writing and legal literacy.  In 2008 he graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Law.  Before returning to Wisconsin in 2014 was in charge of student conduct administration throughout East Carolina University’s residence hall system.  Beginning in late Spring of 2016 he began serving as University of Wisconsin’s Interim Special Investigator for the institution’s newly created office of compliance in the Division of Legal Affairs.  
Follow him on twitter via @adamrossnelson.

  Adam Ross Nelson 


       Nancy Nikolay       


        ​Barb Novak           

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