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Board Candidate Profiles

Area I

Scott Wheeler
Scott Wheeler

4270 Peppercorn Cir.
Brookfield, WI 53005
wheelersa@gmail.com

Why have you chosen to seek election to the Elmbrook Board of Education?
Education is critical to the future of our children and leads to a strong community and society. With five children who are attending Elmbrook schools, I want to keep this district one of the best in Wisconsin. In the last five years on the board, I have seen firsthand the quality education provided in Elmbrook, and I want to maintain great schools while being fiscally responsible to the taxpayers.

What personal philosophies and experience do you have that will help you best represent the Elmbrook electorate?
I want to ensure every student has the chance to succeed in school by providing the best curriculum and balanced, age-appropriate use of technology to help them learn and grow. While working with Elmbrook administrators and teachers, I have helped adopt an inquiry-based science curriculum, added more classics to middle school reading lists, developed a new HG&D curriculum, and added phonics to a science-based reading approach. I will continue to improve math and reading instruction, advocate the appropriate use of technology, and work to meet our facility needs. I would be honored to have your vote.

Family: Spouse: Andrea Wheeler; Five children – 11th grade daughter & 10th grade son at East, 7th grade son at Pilgrim Park, and 4th & 1st grade sons at Burleigh.  District Resident: 7 years Education: 2002 – BA Biochemistry from Brigham Young University; 2006 – Masters of Education in Instructional Technology from Utah State University  Profession: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints- where I provide training and supervision for volunteer teachers in SE Wisconsin and NE Illinois


 

Area III

Jian Sun
Jian Sun (Incumbent)

2135 La Rochelle Court
Brookfield, WI 53045
sun4elmbrook@gmail.com

Why have you chosen to seek election to the Elmbrook Board of Education?
As an incumbent board member, I have made a good amount of contributions toward the district goal - a great school district and place to learn and work – by leveraging my background, experience and continuous learning through the board practices. I want to continue my best effort to provide opportunities for students to excel in their chosen specialties. I also want to continue attracting, developing and retaining the best teachers and inspire schools to advance to best in state and achieve national recognition.

What personal philosophies and experience do you have that will help you best represent the Elmbrook electorate?
As an entrepreneur throughout my life, I am always thinking outside the box toward focusing limited resources to maximize business value.

My experience, by working collaboratively with fellow board members and the superintendent to inspire schools to educate students for success in the interconnected world, has contributed the most part of my current board practices. While respecting finite district resources, I will continue to introduce creative ways to challenge all students to discover and pursue their strengths.

Family: Spouse: Nianhong Liu; Two children, both of them have graduated from Brookfield Central High School  District Resident: 20 years  Education: 2000-2003 Marquette University, Master of Business Administration; 1992-1996 Marquette University, Master of Science in Chemistry and Master of Science in Math, Statistics and Computer Science; 1979-1983 Peking University, Bachelor of Science in Applied Chemistry  Recent awards/recognition: WiASTA 2017 – Administrator of the Year (Wisconsin Intergenerational Orchestra); Future 50 by Milwaukee BizTimes 2017 & 2018; Fastest Growing Firms by Milwaukee Business Journal 2016  Profession: President, Wisconsin International Academy


 

At-Large

Leanne Wied
Leanne Wied 

1800 Dundee Road
Brookfield, WI 53045
wied4elmbrook@gmail.com

Why have you chosen to seek election to the Elmbrook Board of Education?
My family moved to the Elmbrook community for our exceptional public schools. As a property taxpayer, I understand the value our strong public schools add to our community and property values. Our public schools are the heart and soul of this community and contribute to its strength. Elmbrook gave my children the foundation to be highly successful and I will work to ensure that all children have the same opportunity mine enjoyed.

What personal philosophies and experience do you have that will help you best represent the Elmbrook electorate?
I bring 33 years of experience in education, in both private and public schools. As a parent, community member and former Elmbrook educator, I have worked closely with students, parents, staff, administrators and School Board members, serving on District committees and providing guidance to School Board committees. I have earned the trust, confidence and respect of many different stakeholders. The role of a Board member is to allocate resources and set policy. My broad educational experience, critical thinking skills and detail oriented approach will allow me to prioritize and make wise, fiscally responsible decisions that will result in improved student learning outcomes.

Family: Two children: Both graduates of Brookfield Central (2010 and 2012) who also attended WHMS and Hillside  District Resident: 20 years  Education: M.S. from UW-Milwaukee, Curriculum and Instruction, Mathematics Emphasis (1997); B.S. from UW-Oshkosh, Mathematics, Physics, Secondary Education (1987) Recent awards/recognition: Served on the following Elmbrook School District Committees: Strategic Compensation, Post-Retirement Benefits Committee, Calendar Committee, Handbook Committee and the Facility Planning Task Force  Profession: Mathematics Teacher, Hamilton High School, Hamilton School District


 

Jen Roskopf
Jennifer Roskopf

2225 Derrin Lane
Brookfield, WI 53045
jen4elmbrook@gmail.com

Why have you chosen to seek election to the Elmbrook Board of Education? 
As a taxpayer and parent of three children in Elmbrook schools, I am grateful for the exceptional education Elmbrook provides. I believe ongoing excellence demands adaptation to constantly evolving student needs, enrollment forecasts, and expectations of employers and post-secondary institutions while maintaining a solid foundation in core subjects.

As two of the three board members with children currently attending district schools are not seeking re-election, I am uniquely positioned as a fiscally responsible taxpayer and engaged parent to evaluate and represent diverse stakeholder concerns. 

What personal philosophies and experience do you have that will help you best represent the Elmbrook electorate? 
I believe that accountability to both families and taxpayers starts with planning and analysis. My 20 years of experience in the consulting and healthcare industries are the foundation of my analytical approach to understanding issues and decision-making. In addition, my 12 years of service as a volunteer and serving on the district’s Enrollment Balancing Task Force, Calendar Committee, and Facility and Enrollment Committee, have given me invaluable insight into district operations at all levels. Together, these experiences inform my uniquely comprehensive understanding of the Elmbrook community’s needs.

Family: Spouse: Kevin Roskopf; Three children, 12th and 9th grades at Brookfield Central, 5th grade at Brookfield Elementary  District Resident: 18 years  Education: Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1993; Master of Business Administration, Northwestern University, 1999  Recent awards/recognition: Girl Scouts Volunteer of Excellence, 2018  Profession: Homemaker, School and Community Volunteer