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Learn about the people of WIDA

WIDA's diverse staff hail from around the world to around the corner. A number of our researchers and developers are nationally known experts in the fields of language development, education policy and psychometrics. Many of our professional staff are former teachers themselves, or have personal or career backgrounds in language arts or linguistics. What all WIDA staff have in common is a shared commitment to social justice for linguistically and culturally diverse children.

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Christopher Paulus

WIDA Educator Outreach Specialist
Phone:
(608) 265-9228
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Courtney Skare

WIDA Marketing Specialist
Phone:
(608) 262-4992
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Deedric Bauer

Assistant Director of Customer Service
Phone:
(608) 265-1443
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Donna Fogell

Educator Outreach Specialist
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Heather Buettner

Chief Marketing Officer
Phone:
(608) 263-5951
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Janessa Davis

WIDA Educator Outreach Specialist
Phone:
(608) 890-1279
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Karen Bach

Educator Outreach Specialist
Phone:
(608) 261-1090
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Katharine Stenz

Marketing Specialist
Phone:
(608) 263-4444
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Katherine Rozas

Marketing Specialist
Phone:
(608) 262-0433
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Lynne Kroll

Client Insights Specialist
Phone:
(608) 263-5681
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