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Meet Our Wisconsin Connections Academy School Leader

Michelle Mueller


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Michelle Mueller joined WCA when we launched as Wisconsin’s first virtual charter school in 2002. First as a teacher and now as principal, she’s helped the school grow to serve over 600 K–12 students throughout Wisconsin. With traditional teaching experience ranging from middle-level mathematics to adult basic education, Ms. Mueller appreciates the unique benefits of online schooling:

“I love working at a virtual school. I enjoy making sure that every child is supported, whatever the situation. Of course I'm not alone here. WCA has what I think is the best group of teachers I’ve ever worked with—many whom have been teaching here for years. And that dedication and love of what they do translate into success for all of our students.”


  • BS in elementary education from the University of Wisconsin—Oshkosh
  • MS in education administration
  • Certification in adult basic education