A partnership between the Augusta School District and Beaver Creek Reserve.

OUR OFFICE

The Office

ADMISSIONS

Become a student and learn first-hand how to conduct scientific research! The school offers a 7th and 8th grade integrated middle school and 9-12th grade high school (with advanced research programs).

Each year 60 students will be accepted to our Wisconsin charter school. Students from any area school district can apply. In the past, students from Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls, Altoona, Fall Creek, Osseo, New Auburn, Menomonie, Elk Mound, and Eleva-Strum school districts have attended the Wildlands Charter School.

[ Learn more about the admissions process. ]

VISIT OUR CHARTER SCHOOL

We host many students, classes, and teachers throughout the school year. Come check us out and see first-hand what Wildlands Charter School is all about!

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Our Teachers

Wildlands Charter School is one of the few teacher-led schools in the country. Rather than teachers being contracted employees under the direction of an administration, we function as a teachers’ cooperative. Our teachers run the school. This includes handling the administrative needs of the school and hiring staff to help.
Our teachers have far greater creative autonomy than in most schools. This is important because it creates personal ownership; we are responsible for creating a science school in which families want to enroll. Though this model of school organization is not readily apparent to most visitors, it is fundamental to our Wisconsin charter school. Many educational reformers believe it has power to improve public education within our country.

Paul Tweed .....................................................................................

Paul Tweed

Founder of Wildlands Charter School

Teacher at Wildlands School since 2005
Teaching since 1984

BA in Biology from Luther College in 1982
MA in Science Education and Biology from
the University of Iowa in 1985

[ Email . ]
715-286-2291 ext. 4400

Jeff Hadorn .....................................................................................

Jeff Hadorn

Founder of Wildlands Charter School

Teacher at Wildlands School since 2005
Teaching since 1984

BS in Education from UW-Eau Claire in 1983

[ Email . ]
715-286-2291 ext. 4403

Liz Seubert .....................................................................................

Liz Seubert

Teacher at Wildlands School since 2005
Teaching since 2005

BS in Education from UW-Eau Claire in 2005
MS in Education from the UW-Stout in 2009

[ Email . ]
715-286-2291 ext. 4401

Jake Fields .....................................................................................

Jake Fields

Outdoor Adventure Program Coordinator

Teacher at Wildlands School since 2011
Teaching since 2009

BS in Education from UW-Eau Claire in 2009
ME-PD in Adventure Based Experiential Education from UW-La Crosse

Wilderness First Responder, Wilderness Advanced First Aid, American Red Cross CPR, and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention

[ Email . ]
715-286-2291 ext. 4402

Aaron Walczak ................................................................................

Aaron Walczak

Teacher at Wildlands School since 2016
Teaching since 2006

BS in Geology from UW-Eau Claire in 1998
MS in Education from UW-River Falls in 2011

Wilderness First Responder, American Red Cross CPR

[ Email . ]
715-286-4403

Andrew Johnson ................................................................................

Alexa Schroeder

Teacher at Wildlands School since 2017
Teaching since 2014

BA in Social Studies Education from St. John's University in 2013

Wilderness First Responder, Wilderness Water Safety, Swiftwater Rescue, Mental Health First Aid

[ Email . ]
715-286-4403

Alexa Schroeder ................................................................................

Alexa Schroeder

Teacher at Wildlands School since 2018
Teaching since 2018

BA in Physics and Secondary Education from Luther College in 2017

Mental Health First Aid, Wilderness First Aid

[ Email . ]
715-286-4403

Megan Raether ................................................................................

Megan Raether

Teacher at Wildlands School since 2018
Teaching since 2016

BA in English with a teaching certificate from
UW-Stevens Point in 2015

[ Email . ]
715-286-4403