WAWMEA Executives

President
Ann Gerencir
Phone: 414-916-6777

Ann Gerencir has been part of the West Allis West Milwaukee School District since 1972 when she started kindergarten at Madison Elementary. Ann attended Lane Jr. High and graduated from Nathan Hale High School in 1985. Ann began her teaching career at Jefferson Elementary where she taught sixth grade, special education, and third grade. Currently, Ann is a fourth grade teacher at Longfellow Elementary. Ann is an active member of the West Allis-West Milwaukee Education Association as a building representative and is also the current Vice President. She is a member of the Strategic Plan Leadership Team and Longfellow’s Building Leadership Team. Over the years, she has been part of numerous committees, curriculum writing teams, and just about anything that helped to improve the educational experiences for students. Ann has two sons who attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Go Badgers!) and enjoys participating in many outdoor activities with her husband, Brett.


Vice President
High School Lead Representative
Rob Tegtmeier
Phone: 262-501-3168
Email: rstegtmeier@gmail.com

Following teaching for three years in Phoenix, AZ and leading a successful run as a YMCA camp professional for 13 years, Rob started in the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District in 2008. He has taught at James E. Dottke High School from the start primarily in Social Studies, Character Development and Service Learning & Leadership. Rob has led up Dottke's effort to build positive school culture and helped transform Dottke High School into a Project Based Learning school. He has been involved in the Handbook Committee, Restorative Practices Professional Development and is on the Social Studies Vertical Team. Rob has three active sons who love the outdoors and he also enjoys outdoor adventures, most notably biking. He also loves traveling to out of the way places with his wife, Diane.


Secretary
Dana Azzollina 
Phone: 414-313-0598

Dana Azzolina has been a dedicated educator in the West Allis West Milwaukee School District since 2003 at Wilson Elementary where she currently teaches first grade. Dana is an active member of the WAWMEA as a building representative and is also the current Secretary. She volunteers on committees within her school including taking an active role on the Wilson Building Leadership Team to discuss the climate and culture within the school. Dana is also one of Wilson’s Skyward Trainees and has led staff development at Wilson School and across the district in Lucy Calkin's Writer's Workshop. In the past, she has volunteered on various district committees including the Teacher’s Compensation Committee, School District Professional Educator Handbook Committee, Human Resources Practices Team, ELA Committee, and most recently volunteered on the district’s Report Card Committee. In her free time, Dana enjoys spending time with her family and friends and loves to travel to warm places.


Treasurer
Sara Daul 
Phone: 920-362-2011

Sara has been a part of WAWMSD since 2010 teaching primary grades at Wilson Elementary. Throughout her career she has held various district and building leadership roles. She has taught professional development throughout the district in the areas of Science, Writer's Workshop, and Math while also helping to write some of the curriculum. She has also been a part of the Performance Compensation Committee. Currently, Sara is a part of her building leadership team. She values the work our union provides and believes it is an integral part of the culture and climate of our district. In her free time, Sara enjoys spending time with her family and friends.


Intermediate Lead Representative
Demetrios Begos
Phone: 414-460-8787
Email: begodbegosd@yahoo.com

After teaching for just over 3 years in MPS, Deme started with West Allis-West Milwaukee School District in 1997. He has since been teaching SS and Balanced Literacy at the 7th and 8th grade level at West Milwaukee. Deme has played integral parts on several district committees including the District Strategic Planning Committee, specifically the Engagement and Culture Sub-Committee, as well as the district's vertical team for Social Studies. He is a part of his building's leadership team and has been an active member of the PBIS team. On occasion, he also serves as acting administrator for his building as needed. During his leisure time, he enjoys playing cards with friends, sitting poolside with family and friends, going to concerts, and watching his daughters play fast pitch softball. He strongly believe in our union and is encouraged that the work we are doing leads West Allis-West Milwaukee to be a destination for future teachers so that we can help achieve academic and behavior/social success we can all be proud of.


Elementary Lead Representative
Amy Graff
Phone: 414-331-6749
Email: graffamy@msn.com

Amy Graff has spent her life in the WAWM School District. She attended Hoover Elementary, Lane Jr. High, and is a 1985 graduate of Nathan Hale. After graduation, she was the high school gymnastics coach for Hale/Central from 1985-2004. She began teaching in the West Allis West Milwaukee School District in 1991 at General Mitchell Elementary where she taught students in grades 3-6. Currently, Amy is the Innovation Coach at Horace Mann Elementary. Amy is an active member of the WAWMEA. She was the building representative at General Mitchell and is currently the Lead Representative for the elementary schools. Amy has always volunteered on committees within her school including Building Leadership, Science & Technology committee chair, Science Fair, and many others over the past 27 years. At the District level, Amy is member of the Strategic Plan Leadership Team: Services to our Stakeholder and the Community and is an active member of the Science Curriculum Writing Team. She is also a member of the Wellness Committee and helps plan and coordinate the Wellness Bowl Bowling Tournament and Autumn Ace Volleyball Tournament. In the past, she has volunteered on various district committees including the School District Professional Educator Handbook Committee and co-lead PDP sessions for License Renewal. Amy is also involved in the community by being the secretary for the Jr. Huskies Youth Football Board. In her free time, Amy enjoys spending time with her family which includes her sons, DaJohn, an 8th grader at Lane, and Phillip, a sophomore at Nathan Hale.  


Elementary Lead Representative
Amanda Barber
Phone: 414-520-8079
Email: alporth@gmail.com

Amanda has been working in the WAWM School District since 2011 teaching 4K, 5K, and first grade at Walker Elementary. Amanda is passionate about educational technology, personalized learning and project-based learning. For the last two years, she has been the building representative for the WAWMEA. At a district level, Amanda has been involved in ELA, Social Studies and Science curriculum work, Building Leadership Team, Health Steering Committee and the Employee Handbook Committee. In her free time, Amanda enjoys spending time with her daughters and husband, running, reading and crafting


Membership Chair
Jenny Naber
Phone: 414-322-2964
Email: jenny@howdynaber.com

Jenny has 23 years invested in the West Allis West Milwaukee School District. She spent 15 years at Frank Lloyd Wright as a classroom teacher and then three years as the librarian. Now, she is the librarian at Nathan Hale. She believes strongly in co-planning, co-teaching, and mentoring. Jenny has worked on various District committees, including the Strategic Plan Leadership Team. She believes that the Union plays an important part in creating a positive environment for staff and students. In her free time, Jenny enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also loves reading!