Meet Your State Exec. Team!

Meet the friendly faces of your 2018-19 State Aspiring Educators Exec. Board!


President: Keri Hetzel

School: UW-La Crosse

Major/Minor: Middle Childhood-Early Adolescent Education Major and English Education minor

Hi! I’m Keri, on my fourth and final year at UW La Crosse. I served as UWL President for the 2017-2018 school year, and now for the 2018-2019 year I’ll be your State Aspiring Educators President.  I spend most of my free time reading in my hammock along the river or working at the Children’s Museum. I’m super pumped for an awesome year with awesome people like you! You make the field of education a great place to be! 

Vice President: Elena Mueller

School: UW-La Crosse

Major: Early Childhood-Middle Childhood Education

Hello! My name is Elena Mueller, I am senior this year at UW-La Crosse! I have been involved in Aspiring Educators since my freshman year. I was the Vice President last year at the La Crosse chapter and will continue that position this year. I love being an active member and giving my time to our amazing volunteer opportunities! I am so excited to join the State level Executive Board and further my professional development with this organization. In my free time, I like to go on bike rides, read, and spend time with my friends and family.


State Secretary/Social Justice Conference Coordinator: Rachel Stoutenborough

School: UW-La Crosse 

Major/Minor: Elementary Education and Spanish Education Majors and Math Education minor

Hello! My name is Rachel Stoutenborough and I will be a senior this year at UW-La Crosse. I am very excited to be serving as the State Secretary this year! We have an awesome year ahead of us and I’m looking forward to being apart of this team. In my free time, I love being outdoors! I enjoy backpacking, skiing, kayaking, and hiking. I also love traveling and learning about other cultures.


Professional Development Co-Coordinator: Allison Erck

School: UW-Whitewater

Major/Minor: Elementary Education Major with minors in English Creative Wrighting and Adaptive Education

My name is Ally Erck and I am in my fourth year at UW-Whitewater! I am very excited to be serving as PIC Coordinator alongside Allie Murphy and to create an impactful experience for everyone at PIC this year! This year I am also serving as the President of the UW-Whitewater chapter. When I graduate I hope to teach middle school language arts with a fully inclusive classroom. In my free time I love being outdoors, writing, and crafting.


Professional Development Co-Coordinator: Allison Murphy

School: UW-Eau Claire

Major/Minor: English Education Major and Specific Learning Disabilities minor

Hello Aspiring Educators! My name is Allie Murphy and I am a junior at UW-Eau Claire. This is my first year on the state board and I can’t wait to coordinate enriching professional development for all of you. Last year, I served as Eau Claire’s Art Gallery Coordinator and I will continue to do so this year. When I’m not busy with class or Aspiring Ed, I love to spend time outside and checking out my local public library.


Public Relations Coordinator: Mackenzie Shay

School: UW-Eau Claire

Majors: English Education and Spanish Teaching Double Major 

Hello! I am Mackenzie, you PR Coordinator for this year! This is my first year on the State Board, and I am super excited for a great year with Aspiring Educators. I look forward to keeping you all informed about what we will be doing this year, along with seeing what all of your chapters are up to through your social media and any information you share with me. 🙂 In my free time I enjoy reading a good book outside, doing crafty things, baking, and figure skating! 


Membership Coordinator: Tiffany Timpel

School: UW-Whitewater

Major/Minor: Elementary Education Major with Mathematics minor

I am a senior at UW-Whitewater. I have been apart of the Aspiring Educators organization for four years. Last year I was the president of my college chapter in Whitewater. I love to be outdoors and active. On my free time, I hang out with friends and family creating memories that will last a lifetime. I am so excited to be on the Aspiring Educations of Wisconsin State Executive Board this year and I am looking forward to increasing our membership further.

WEAC President and Aspiring Educators Governance Liaison: Ron “Duff” Martin

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Our mission as Aspiring Educators of Wisconsin is to support, provide opportunities, be a voice, and network with and for future educators.