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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.

Teresa Chmielewski
Mrs. Chmielewski,

My role is to provide additional support to students and families. I can help navigate the platform, give suggestions on how to improve grades, or provide assistance if you do not understand an assignment. This year I am excited to be going around to various places to meet with students and offer assistance if needed. If you feel you would like additional support or would like to meet with me for any reason, even if it’s just to talk, please call to set up a time and place that is convenient.

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Mrs. Myhra,

As a special education teacher, I am able 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.  Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Hannah Cohen
Ms. Cohen,
School Counselor

As your school counselor, I can help you be successful at Wauwatosa Virtual Academy and beyond. Whether you need help scheduling classes, want to plan for college and a career, or have any social/emotional concerns, I am here to support you. In addition to Wauwatosa Virtual Academy, I am also a School Counselor at Vel R. Phillips School and Wauwatosa Montessori School.

Hannah Cohen
Tina Shaffer,
Administrative Assistant

Hello! I am a new employee here with Wauwatosa Virtual Academy and am excited to be working as the 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 talking to my families from afar! Also, I have just 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 also 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!