Wanda Kemnetz is a first and second grade teacher at Wisconsin Connections Academy (WCA). She began her teaching career in 1984. Mrs. Kemnetz earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and learning disabilities and a master’s degree in special education from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
Learn more about her story below.
"Teaching is something I’ve always wanted to do since I was a child—my grandmother and former teachers inspired me. I love seeing the excitement on a child’s face when he or she learns something new.
Students at WCA are educated with mastery of the state standards. They learn independence and how to take charge of their learning. I enjoy seeing the progress all of my students make throughout the school year. I feel like I really get to know my students and their parents.
One of the many great things about virtual school is that students have more flexibility in their schedule than they would in a bricks-and-mortar setting. Instruction can be tailored to best match each student’s learning style. The lessons are molded to meet the student’s need rather than the needs of his or her teacher or classmates. At WCA, we have great teachers that work together in a central location on a daily basis—we collaborate about our students and curriculum. Our teachers also make an effort to plan events throughout the state to meet with students and families.
I would tell a perspective parent that WCA is a great opportunity to be an active part of your child’s learning and education on a daily basis."
Outside of teaching, Mrs. Kemnetz enjoys doing outdoor activities with her family, hiking, riding her bike, gardening, kayaking, and spending time with her dog and cat.
Teaching is something I’ve always wanted to do since I was a child—my grandmother and former teachers inspired me.