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Dean Heus,

Dean Heus is a previous School Psychologist, Student Services Administrator, and is currently administrator of Wauwatosa Virtual Academy (WVA), as well as programs in a youth corrections facility (Vel R. Phillips School), a hospital (Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin), and a county-run child/adolescent behavior center.  Prior to Wauwatosa School District he worked for Milwaukee Public Schools and its Violence Prevention Program.

Carleen Renfranz
Carleen Ranfanz,

As the teacher that is located in Wauwatosa, I am available to provide additional support to students and families who may need help navigating the platform or assistance with assignments. As a special education teacher, I am available to support the unique needs of students with individual education programs. I am available to address educational concerns, provide assistance on assignments, advocate for student accommodations and facilitate communication. I am available to meet with students/families in person or via Zoom. Please contact me if you have any questions, concerns or would like to schedule a time to meet.

Tina Shaffer
Tina Shaffer,
Administrative Assistant

Hello! I joined the staff of Wauwatosa Virtual Academy this past February and am excited to be the only administrative assistant to help the school run smoothly. My desk is a very busy spot and I hope to meet or talk to many of you through the various types of communication that I use on a daily basis. An interesting fact about me is that I have previously worked in a virtual school before, so I am sort of an expert at building relationships with our families from afar! I recently moved back to the area after living in Appleton for 18 years and am happy to now be closer to my family & past friends. I have a busy household with 4 children (most of whom are out of high school) and 2 dogs! I am only a phone call away if you need help with anything at all, or I can at least point you in the right direction, and always with a smile on my face!