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For assistance in selecting a consultant, contact Lou Birchbauer, WASB Search Services and Organizational Services Director, at lbirchbauer@wasb.org or 414-218-2805 or Barry Forbes, WASB Associate Executive Director and Staff Counsel, at bforbes@wasb.org or 608-512-1707.

Louis Birchbauer
Ph. D.
Director of Superintendent Search Services and Organizational Consulting

Specializes in working with districts politically-, economically-, or facilities-challenged and which need to reestablish leadership or school board governance creditability.

Lou has dedicated 35 years to working with Wisconsin public school districts. He has a strong educational background, including a Ph.D. from the UW-Madison, which complements his experience. Dr. Birchbauer served as superintendent for nearly 30 consecutive years in the districts of Cambria-Friesland, Mosinee, Germantown, and Greenfield.

Al Brown
Ed. D.
Superintendent Search, Governance and Organizational Services Consultant

Specializes in school board governance and organizational strategies to improve school district performance.

Al has served Wisconsin school districts and students for more than 35 years as a teacher, principal, and superintendent. He earned his doctorate degree from Bethel University in MInnesota. Governance, leadership, collaboration and school district reorganization are subjects of current interest. Currently, he also serves as an education consultant for CESA #11 in the area of Educator Effectiveness and educator professional evaluation.

David Carlson
DPI School Finance Retired & M.A. Curriculum and Instruction
Superintendent Search, Governance and Organizational Services Consultant
Specializes in the study of organizational behavior as a means of improving performance, efficiency and accountability.

David has 35 years of experience in public education at both the local school district and state levels. He has been a junior high classroom teacher, a K-12 principal and a superintendent in three school districts. He retired from the Department of Public Instruction as Director of the School Financial Services Team. His education includes a bachelor's degree in english and political science and a master's degree in curriculum and supervision.

Roger Foegen,  Governance Consultant   Roger Price, Governance Consultant

Roger Foegen
M.S. Educational Administration
Superintendent Search and Organizational Services Consultant


Specializes in school board/administrator leadership, community engagement and evaluation of school climate, facility upgrades, food service, and transportation needs.

Roger has served Wisconsin school districts for 40 years. Mr. Foegen earned both his master's degree in educational administration and his Sixth Year Degree in educational leadership from Winona State University. Mr. Foegen serves as an adjunct professor at Viterbo University and is currently the Superintendent Practicum/ Capstone Coordinator in the field of educational administration.

Guy Leavitt
Superintendent Search, Governance and Organizational Services Consultant

Roger Price
M.S. Education Administration, M.S. Business Management
Organizational Services Consultant

Specializes in operational effectiveness/efficiencies and all facets of master planning.

Roger has spent his career of 35 years involved in all aspects of educational operations and business management in K-12 and higher education. He earned his master's degree in education administration from UW-Madison and his master's in school business management from UW-Whitewater. He received the Wally Zastron (Life Time Achievement) Award from WASBO. Mr. Price serves as an adjunct professor at UW-Whitewater.


Dennis Richards
Superintendent Search and Organizational Services Consultant

Specializes in administrator performance evaluation and effective school district fiscal operations.

Dennis has devoted over 35 years to working with Wisconsin school districts, including serving as superintendent in Washington-Caldwell, Albany, and Black River Falls. He has a Ph.D. in educational administration from the UW-Madison. He also served as president of the Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators (WASDA) and the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA).


Rachel Schultz
Superintendent Search, Governance and Organizational Services Consultant




George Steffen
Superintendent Search, Governance and Organizational Services Consultant



Cheryl Stinski
B.S. Human Services
President and Founder,
Alternative Resolutions, Inc.
Governance Consultant



Cheryl Stinski is a highly experienced facilitator, trainer, mediator, and coach who brings more than 20 years of know-how to working with school boards. In addition to building strong leaders through training and coaching, she excels in facilitating productive conversations and collaborative problem-solving that leads to effective, durable solutions. Her work in the school arena includes training school board members, administrators, teachers and students; facilitating referendum planning, community/school problem solving, parent/school board meetings, and IEP meetings; and mediating staff issues and special education cases.

Sally Sweitzer
Superintendent Search Coordinator

Direct: 608.512.1721


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