Board of Directors

WVL Board

Mr. William Hintz

whintz@nosd.edu | William Hintz is retired from Apple Inc. having worked as an online RCC Chat Specialist, Workshop Champion and an in store Specialist in sales for 9 years. He has a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and previously worked for 34 years in Wisconsin as a high school principal, assistant principal and social studies teacher. He helped to renovate two high schools and was a leader in updating technology and student data base management software in those schools as well. He also teaches adult education classes and workshops. Additionally, he has training in virtual education as a Wisconsin Certified Online Instructor. He is married with three children and seven grandchildren.

Ms. Leslie Manske

lmanske@nosd.edu | Leslie Manske has been a WVL parent for 12 years. As a mother of 5 individual children with different learning styles, she truly values the personalized options that a virtual school provides her children. Having experienced every education option on the spectrum, including public, parochial, traditional homeschooling, and virtual learning, she is passionate about providing the right-fit education for every child. During her time with WVL she has seen it evolve and grow and is confident of its continued success. In addition to being a learning coach to her children, Leslie is active in the Muskego Woman’s Club, works part-time as a fitness coach, mentors through public speaking, and blogs.

Ms. Sandy Lundberg

slundberg@nosd.edu | Sandy Lundberg has been a paralegal at Foley & Lardner LLP since 1993, starting initially and continuing to work on public finance transactions, including corporate, municipal, and school district bond financings. In recent years she also works in the tax and estate and trusts areas, which includes nonprofit entity formations. Prior to joining Foley, Sandy worked for First Bank N.A. (n/k/a U.S. Bank) for 8 years in the corporate trust area where she administered corporate bond issues as a corporate bond trustee. Sandy is a mom of two graduates educated in the Germantown school district.

Mr. Eric Dimmitt​

edimmitt@nosd.edu | Eric has over two decades of experience as a K-12 teacher and school administrator. In addition to teaching middle school and high school English and speech communication in central and northwestern Wisconsin, he has been an assistant principal and director of instruction in three suburban Milwaukee school districts. These administrative roles included leading curriculum development processes, designing and providing professional learning for teachers and administrators, and coordinating the districts' assessment programs. He has been responsible for English Language Learner and Gifted/Talented programs, new teacher mentoring programs, federal formula and competitive grants, strategic planning, and other related administrative areas.

Ms. Theresa Schmechel

tschmechel@nosd.edu | Theresa Schmechel hails from the "Home of Flag Day", Waubeka, WI and is a proud alumni of Ozaukee High School - Class of '87. She received her Bachelor's of Science in Education with an emphasis in Sign Language Interpretation. Over the past 30 years, she has had the honor of serving a disadvantaged community which has shaped her professionally and personally. She has served as Vice President, President and Past President of her professional organization with a special interest in Bylaws and parliamentary procedure. Theresa came to WVL as a parent during the COVID epidemic and found the staff and instructors firm but compassionate. When WVL needed an American Sign Language instructor in a pinch, they reached out to Theresa who stepped in helped students get back on track and have a stronger connection to the course. WVL has done so much for the Schmechel family that serving on this board is just a small token of their appreciation for providing excellent, alternative education for students who need it. Theresa is married to Steve and has two wonderful children: Jonathan (WVL graduate '22) and Grace, a junior at Germantown High School.

Ms. Dana LaPointe​

dlapointe@nosd.edu | I have a JD and a background in employment law, ERISA healthcare insurance law and family law. I had a distinguished legal career and ran my own law firm until my kids were born and we believed the best choice for our kids was for me to be home while they’re young, so I am currently a SAHM with two kids learning at WVL in 1st and 4th grades. I also worked for Kenosha Unified School District in 2002-2003 as a full-time, year-long sub on an emergency license as a math teacher when a teacher was out for a long-term health issue. I taught geometry and algebra to 9th and 10th graders at that time. I subbed a bit as a floating sub, also, for a time, while I was finishing up taking bar exams. I have been involved with kids all my life as a babysitter as young as 11 years old and then a nanny through college, as well as an undergrad student academic advisor in college. In addition to these highlights, I earned my BA at American University in Washington, D.C., and my law degree from Loyola University in New Orleans, but I did attend Marquette for one of the three years of law school.