Instructional Services

CESA 2 recognizes that the world of education is dynamic. The services offered in the area of instruction are designed to enable educators to become leaders in their field and to continually enhance their strengths. These services are also intended to help educators navigate and implement state and federal education initiatives.

Instructional Services Personnel

Gail Anderson - Regional Service Network (RSN) Director/Instructional Services Center Leader

Sharon Anderson - Administrative Assistant

Deb Bilau - Teacher of the Visually Impaired

Carlene Chavez - Family Engagement Co-Coordinator (WSPEI - Parent-Educator Network)

Paula Dabel - NVCI Consultant (NVCI & PBIS) and Transition Consultant

Ron Dayton - Consultant/Facilitator (Educator Effectiveness, SMART Academy, & Strategic Planning for Schools)

Tracy Elger - Director of Programs and Services

Diane Jensen - Instructional Coach

Pam Jenson - Transition Improvement Grant Project Coordinator

Marissa Kniep - Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Beth Larimer - Educational Audiologist

Sid Larson - Reading Specialist (PALS training, CCSS - ELA, & Curriculum Companion™)

Dave Madson - Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Karen Russell - Early Childhood Program Support Teacher/Early Learning Center Leader

Leslie Steinhaus - JEDI Director (Educator Effectiveness, Schools of the Future Conference, SMART Academy, Strategic Planning for Schools,Title II B, & Value-Added training and Cohort Networking)

Lynee Tourdot - Instructional Coach

Patti Utech Smith - Educational Audiologist

Peggy Strong - Administrative Assistant

Lisa Van Dyke - Transition Improvement Grant Administrative Assistant

Sharon Webb - Instructional Technology Consultant

Cheryl Williams - Orientation & Mobility Specialist

Stephanie Woloshin - Itinerant Services Coordinator

Mary Jo Ziegler - Title I Network Coordinator

Instructional Technology Service

Provides guidance and a forum for District Instructional Technology Coordinators, Network Directors, and Library Media Specialists. Workshop offerings include trainings that focus on the use of  SMART Boards, iPads and social media.

Professional Resource Center

This lending library provides resources, an online catalog, and consultative services in a variety of educational areas including: adaptive equipment, parent education, special education and staff development. The PRC’s collection contains various media types: professional and instructional books, tests, software, videos, and kits.

ATODA Education Network

Working primarily with District ATODA Coordinators, C&I Directors, Pupil Services Directors, teachers and principals, the ATODA Education Network can develop and deliver formal training opportunities relevant to a district’s needs, while addressing academic standards as well as performance standards for teachers, administrators, and pupil services personnel. 

Assistive Technology

To advance teachers' skills, this service delivers critical tools, training, legal updates, collegial support and leadership. The end result is that students with disabilities will be successful in curriculum through the thoughtful application of technology.

Value-Added Growth Model

CESA 2 and the Value Added Research Center (VARC) have teamed since 2008 to bring the power of the Value-Added Growth Model to school districts in Wisconsin. The Value-Added growth metric is now used in the Educators Effective Process (DPI-EE System).

English Language Learners

To support English Language Learners, a variety of services are offered including a Title III consortium, technical training to screen students, and professional development for educators.

Visually Impaired/Orientation and Mobility

The Blind and Visually Impaired / Orientation and Mobility program is a unique and comprehensive service providing support for students in all areas of the regular and expanded core curriculum.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Direct services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students are provided by qualified teachers in district. Consultation services are also available.

Educational Audiology

Educational Audiologists are available to evaluate whether a child qualifies for special educational services and accommodations related to hearing loss.

Itinerant Services Team

The Itinerant Services Team strives to maintain professional excellence, stay current on educational practice, work in collaboration with district staff, and support students, staff and parents in understanding how the disability may impact the child’s life and education.    

Non-Violent Crisis Intervention

The Non-Violent Crisis Intervention® training program is a holistic behavior management system based on the philosophy of providing the best care, welfare, safety, and security for staff and those in their care, even during the most violent moments.

Parent - Educator Network

The Parent—Educator Network supports effective parental engagement in schools by promoting effective partnerships through positive communication, collaboration, and training, thus improving education for children and young adults with disabilities.

Transition Services

In order to help students with disabilities function at the highest level post-school, numerous transition services are offered including a Network for educators, student events and MECA assessment software and trainings.

STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

With new national standards in mathematics and science, STEM education is in an exciting state of transition. The services provided under this program area aim to support educators in understanding and implementing these changes, as well as improving their STEM programs generally.

Substitute Teacher Training

Substitute teacher training is available through WEAC. Go to for more information.

Literacy Services

CESA 2 offers districts access to literacy consultants who are 317 licensed reading specialists to support implementation of literacy curriculum in school districts and compliance with state statutes.

Next Generation Science Standards

These standards represent a bold and needed move forward in science education. Services in this area include science program review, building an understanding of the standards, reviewing curriculum and assessment, and supporting implementation of the standards. 

College and Career Readiness Partnership

The CRP was formed to assist states in implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), through building partnerships with PK-12 and Higher Education. 

Parent University
Special Education Consultation

The Special Education team can provide consultation services designed to strengthen the capacity of school districts to meet the diverse needs of individual students within both their special educational programming and their regular education programming.

Consultation services can include but are not limited to working with specific teachers or personnel, consulting on specific student issues, training on IEP writing, IEP compliance and assisting in IEP meetings, or professional development opportunities held in district. All services are tailored to the needs of the district.


Wisconsin Safe and Healthy Schools Center

The Wisconsin Safe & Healthy Schools Training & Technical Assistance Center builds the capacity of Wisconsin public school districts to implement programs that effectively prevent and intervene in alcohol and other drug abuse and violent behavior among students in order to reduce these barriers to learning.

The Wisconsin Safe & Healthy Schools Center is a collaborative project between the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and the CESA Statewide Network (CSN).  The Center is lead by Statewide Director, Tracy Herlitzke and four Regional Coordinators.


Last Updated: 7/13/16