eSucceed Board

eSucceed School Board

Board meetings are held monthly at CESA 10, 725 West Park Avenue Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin 54729.  All board meetings are public and we encourage community members to attend!
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Upcoming Board Meetings

 

October 26:  3:00-4:30

 

November 23:  2:30-4:00

 

December 28: 3:00-4:30

 

January 25: 3:00-4:30

 

February 22: 3:00-4:30

 

March 22: 3:00-4:30

 

April 26: 3:00-4:30

 

May 24: 3:00-4:30

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Board Members:

Kelly Berry – President
Jeff Stevens – Vice President
Kristel Tavare – Secretary
Brandon Phelps – Treasurer

Professional photo of Kelly

Kelly Berry, President

B.A. in Applied Math and Business, Drew University, Madison, New Jersey

M.B.A., University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

 

My husband and I moved from the hustle and bustle of New Jersey, just outside of New York City, to the quiet, traffic-free life of Western Wisconsin in 1994, and we were very happy to raise our family here.  I worked for several large companies at the start of my career, specializing in data analysis, and then spent about five years teaching full time in the College of Business at UW Eau Claire. I started my own consulting firm in 2005, working with entrepreneurs and growing businesses and I also teach in the University of Wisconsin MBA Online Consortium program though UW Eau Claire.

 

I am a certified Market Research Specialist through the National Center for Economic Gardening and a licensed Peer Group Facilitator through the Edward Lowe Foundation.  I love working with growing businesses and start-ups, getting wrapped up in their passion and desire to grow, and feeling that I can contribute at least a little to that process.

 

I agreed to take on the position of Board President for eSucceed Virtual School for exactly that same reason.  I am fully behind the mission and vision of the school, with its unique Environments of Success model and a focus on project-based learning both in person and virtually.  And I am excited to be a part of the process from the start, working with the administration, teachers and students to stay true to our mission and see the program grow to meet our vision.

 

When I’m not working on growing eSucceed or my own clients’ businesses, I am spending time with my husband of nearly 30 years and my two kids.  Our son recently graduated from University of Minnesota and is living in the Twin Cities area and working as a software developer. Our daughter is a college student at Minnesota State – Mankato.  I love to take my dog for long walks, stay active with tennis, yoga and biking, and travel and read as much as possible!

Jeff Stevens, Vice President

BBA, MIS University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Owner, Chestnut Technology Consulting

 

As the father of three children and owner of Chestnut Consulting, I understand the importance of flexibility and evolution in today’s educational opportunities. My own passion for technology has allowed me to continually develop new ways to help clients and address their needs.

 

Chestnut Consulting works with companies to determine IT needs, troubleshoot issues, and transition into new hardware and software. This is the same way that I envision eSucceed Virtual School working with students—helping them transition into the next phase of their lives. My unique business perspective, working with both K-12 schools and business clients, provides me with the technical acumen and effective communication skills to complete tasks that strengthen businesses and align with intended outcomes.

 

I am thrilled to be the Board Vice President for eSucceed Virtual School and know that the individualized learning plans and project-based opportunities the school offers make a positive impact with students. The school closely mirrors our society and how adaptable jobs are becoming in our global world. 

 

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time on the race track—trying to shave a few seconds off my race time, spending time traveling with my wife and family, and renovating our historic 1870s home in Eau Claire. 

Kristel Tavare – Secretary

Director of PreK-12 Initiatives
Chippewa Valley Technical College
B.S. Family and Consumer Sciences Education
M.S. School Counseling

 

I have spent my entire life dedicated to education. I taught Family and Consumer Education, served as a school counselor for Kindergarten through post-secondary education, and currently serve as the Director of Pre-K 12 initiatives at CVTC. I am passionate about helping students experience success and realize their potential while in high school. By removing barriers for students we can ensure all students have the opportunities they deserved to find their passion & identify their career path.

 

I choose to be a part of the eSucceed board because of my experience teaching students through project based learning and seeing them find success. Project based learning allows students to have choice in how they apply their learning in a meaningful way.

 

I spend my free time with my husband traveling across the state watching our boys play hockey and our daughter compete in gymnastics.

Brandon Phelps – Treasurer

BS Mechanical Engineering, Milwaukee School of Engineering
Licensed Professional Engineer

 

I am the President at Titan Air which is a manufacturer of industrial HVAC equipment. As the President of a manufacturing company, I have seen the wide range of skill sets and learning styles that people have as employees and students.

 

I was interested in serving on the governance board for eSucceed to help provide students with a different, unique, environment to learn and apply what they have learned. The project based learning allows students to learn the skills needed in a more real world environment and better prepare them for their next step in education or entering the workforce.

 

When not working, you will find my family and I at a wrestling tournament, baseball field, or in the woods deer hunting.

Board Agenda and Minutes

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02/03/2020
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03/02/2020
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04/06/2020
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05/06/2020
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05/13/2020
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12/02/2019

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11/04/2019

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10/07/2019

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09/09/2019

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08/20/2019

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07/15/2019

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06/13/2019

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05/15/2019

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04/22/2019

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03/20/2019

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02/13/2019

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01/09/19

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Board meetings are held monthly at CESA 10, 725 West Park Avenue Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin 54729.

All board meetings are public and we encourage community members to attend!

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