Meet the friendly faces of your 2017-18 State Aspiring Educators Exec. Board!
President: Anastasia Bouras
School: UW- Eau Claire
Major/Minor: Elementary Education Major and TESOL (Teaching English to Students of Other Languages) and Spanish-Liberal Arts Minors
Blurb: Hi everyone! I am Anastasia Bouras, a fifth year senior at UW- Eau Claire! Last year I was the Eau Claire chapter president, and I cannot tell you how excited I am to be the State Board President! We have an awesome year up ahead, and my role is to serve and support all of you to help grow this amazing organization. In my free time I love reading, watching baseball (Go Brewers!), and volunteering.
Vice President: Katie Sanderfoot
School: UW- Stevens Point
Major/Minor: Elementary and Special Education Majors, Spanish and Learning Disabilities Minors
Blurb: My name is Katie Sanderfoot and I am in my fourth year at Stevens Point. I have been active in the Point Aspiring Ed Chapter for the past three years as an officer. I’m very excited to start my journey as a State officer! I look forward to working with all of you this year. When I am not busy with school I love to eat lots of ice cream and spend time outdoors with friends and family.
Outreach to Teach Coordinator (Soon to Change)/State Secretary: Emily Markrof
School: UW-Eau Claire
Major/Minor: Elementary and Special Education with Intellectual Disabilities and Emotional Behavior Disorder Add-ons.
Blurb: Hello! My name is Emily Markrof and I am a fifth year senior this year! I have been in Aspiring Educators since my freshman year. In the past I’ve held the PR Coordinator and President position on my local board. This is my second year on the State Executive Board as your Secretary and Outreach to Teach Coordinator (although this will be changing…keep an eye out!). After graduation I would like to teach 3rd grade somewhere in Colorado or Wisconsin. In my free time I love to read, eat tacos, be outside, and watch Netflix.
Professional Development Coordinator: Sergei Raspel
School: UW- Eau Claire
Major/Minor: Elementary Education Major with a General Science Teaching and Music (Applied Voice) Minors
Blurb: Hi my name is Sergei Raspel and I am a fourth year at UW- Eau Claire. I always say that I will sing about science to my students. I am proficient in voice, guitar, piano, and ukulele. I find music to be an excellent venue for teaching science. I have dual citizenship in Russia and America, I was adopted when I was a kid. This will be my second term serving as the PIC Coordinator and I am so very excited! I believe we had a fantastic PIC conference and have set the bar high. I just hope that this year will meet the expectations. I have a year and a half left in school and then want to look around the Eau Claire area for teaching middle school science. I also tutor in Science at Memorial High School. I have been a wrestling coach for the past 3 years at Osseo, Memorial High School, and South Middle School. As for other hobbies I enjoy the outdoors and do a lot of gardening, canning, hunting, fishing, landscaping, and of course music. I love the outdoors and I love all the Science lessons that science has to teach us. I enjoy my two tuxedo cats named Dexter and Boots. I look forward to working with everyone at a local and state level. Ever since I have been in Aspiring Educators I felt my abilities have increased as a more politically aware teacher. I stress the value of understanding how politics influences education and what we as future teachers can do to ensure our quality of life is not oppressed. I look forward to this year and know its gonna be absolutely amazing. There will be challenges but there will also be great joy which is ultimately the extent of life.
Public Relations Coordinator: Rachel Arch
School: UW- La Crosse
Major/Minor: Elementary-Middle Education, Math Minor
Blurb: Hi! My name is Rachel Arch and I am a senior at UW- La Crosse. I have been a part of Aspiring Educators for four years. This is my first year on the Executive Board and am so excited to be the one to communicate with everybody through social media and newsletters! After graduation, I hope to become an upper elementary teacher in a suburb of Madison or in the greater La Crosse area. Outside of teaching, my passions include working at the Boys and Girls Club, downhill skiing, and napping.
Membership Coordinator: Maddie Luthanen
School: UW- Eau Claire
Major/Minor: Elementary and Special Education with Intellectual Disability add-on
Blurb: Hi there! My name is Maddie and I am a junior at UW-Eau Claire. I have been a member of Aspiring Educators since my freshman year. Last year, I was the Vice President of the Eau Claire chapter and this year, I am Co-President-Elect of the Eau Claire chapter. This is my first time on the State Executive Board as the Membership Coordinator, and I am very excited to be a part of this awesome organization! Outside of school and Aspiring Educators, I like to play card games, spend time outside, and hang out with friends and family.
WEAC President and Aspiring Educators Governance Liaison: Ron “Duff” Martin
Our mission as Aspiring Educators of Wisconsin is to support, provide opportunities, be a voice, and network with and for future educators.