The mission of the Wisconsin Driver Traffic Safety Education Association is to be a vital partner in traffic safety and driver education programs. This partnership will support the education community in improving student safety performance by modeling effective leadership, promoting professional development, and collaborating with special interest groups to promote driver and traffic safety education for all people.
Good day all!
Happy Fall! Thank you for visiting your WDTSEA website. Where did the summer go? I hope you had the opportunity to recharge your batteries. Allow me the opportunity to plug your county's Traffic Safety Committee. This is an advisory committee comprised of folks from the fields of: Health, Education, Enforcement, Law, and Maintenance. Every county is required to have this committee. Meetings are quarterly and generally last about an hour. Over the years, Oneida county has had: County board members, State patrol, Sheriffs dept., local police dept., lawyers, driver ed. teacher, community college, BOTS, coroner, ambulance, highway dept. commissioner, and others serve on their board. Check it out, I think you will find that the committee will be a nice fit.
ADTSEA held the national traffic safety conference in Chicago this past July. Sessions offered a variety of topics and speakers. Sessions are divided into three categories: Supervision and Administration, Higher Education, and Secondary Education. Deena Liska from Childrens Hospital of Wisconsin, presented the objectives of their TeenDrivingPlan. This adaptable model is designed to give parents information and confidence to improve the quality of practice drives. More on this will shared at the Fall Workshops. Andy Pilgrim's schedule opened up and he was able to present as well. He shared the reasons for creating his latest video "Awareness Driving Techniques for Today". As usual, Andy was entertaining and informative. I have another name for you from one of our sessions. Dr. Matthew Walker, "Why we Sleep." If you search the name and title you will find a 53 minute video, actually the video was shot at Google, on this topic. Lots of good information and insights to our sleep problem.
Longtime CEO of ADTSEA, Allen Robinson announced his retirement as CEO. Allen was hired when ADTSEA was in financial trouble. He was able to take the organization out of the pit and put us back in the black. His replacement, Brett Robinson was announced at the conference. Brett has been a part of ADTSEA for the last 5 years. He will be good for the association and its members.
in 2019, ADTSEA will be held in Burlington, Vermont. The northeast region does a nice job of hosting conventions, if you haven't attended an ADTSEA convention, this will be a great opportunity. As information becomes available you will find it on the ADTSEA website.
Fall workshop reminder - please come! Send registration in as soon as possible. It is available on this web site. Sept. 25 Christ Lutheran Church, Menomonee, Sept 26, Plaza Hotel, Wausau (new location!), Sept 27 Roxy Supper Club, Oshkosh. Oct 2 , Wisconsin Riverside Resort Spring Green and Oct. 3 Kettle Moraine Golf Club, Dousman.
Blessings on the work you do and the lives you touch!
Name: Kevin Kirby
Education: UW-Stevens Point 1980 UW-Stout (MA) 2001
History: G & K Services 12 years, Forward Services - JTPA Youth outreach coordinator 5 years, Rhinelander High School - Technology Education 2 years (emergency certification) RHS Drivers Education since summer 1999. Nicolet College since 2003 Point Reduction/Group Dynamics. Wrestling and Football official since 1978.
Current: Retired Rhinelander High School Drivers Education teacher. Traffic Safety instructor for Nicolet College
Personal: Married to Sue (1980) we have a daughter, Shannon ('83) married to Ryan and sprouts - Reid (11/2012), Stella (5/2014), Nicco (7/2016). Our son, Scott ('85) married to Callie, expecting in November '18.
Hobbies: Golf, Fishing, being Dad and Grandpa.
Resides: Rhinelander, WI
Education: BS UW-Whitewater 1978. UW- Whitewater (MA) 1988.
History: Taught 34 years at Wilmot Union High School, teaching Driver Education and Health Education. Director of Athletics and coached wrestling, baseball and girls’ softball.
Current: Teaches Driver Education for CESA #2 at Wilmot Union High School
Personal: Married to Kim for 34 years. Has two sons: Markus (32) and Matt (29) and grandson Sawyer (2). -Hobbies: Loves golfing, downhill skiing, Corvette rides and traveling. An avid Packer, Brewer, Badger, Warhawk and Bucks fan.
Resides: Mukwonago, Wisconsin.
Education: BS UW-Whitewater 2004. MS UW-Whitewater 2010.
History: Taught middle school Language Arts for ten years at Elkhorn Area Middle School; Driver Education Teacher and Online Coordinator since 2014.
Current: Teaches Online Driver Education for CESA2; Online Coordinator for CESA2
Personal: Married to Brad for 5 years. We have a daughter, Evelyn (4), and a son, Easton (2).
Hobbies: I like to run, dance, read, and chase around my kids.
Resides: Waukesha, Wisconsin.
Education: Triton Jr. College, National College of Education, UW-P, UW-Stout, Cardinal-Stritch University
History: Began career in the field of medicine in Medical Assisting (background in Nursing), then teaching degree in Elementary Education, with certifications in Middle School and Driver Education. Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology. Created the first state-approved online WI Driver Education course in 2004 and has recently had approval for the only state-wide online Diploma program to teach others to become Driver Education Instructors. Career in Driver Education with Southwest Tech since 2002.
Current: Driver and Motorcycle Education Mgr. and online instructor at Southwest Tech.
Personal: I have two sons, Patrick (28) and Tim (26) and currently live with one cat, Snickers and one parakeet (Immortal at 11 years of age)
Hobbies: Running, biking, photography, gardening, sewing, baking/cooking, enjoy concerts with Tim, and home-improvement projects.
Reside: Seneca, WI
Education: UW-Stevens Point class of 1988
History: Taught 26 years at Kimberly High School, teaching Driver Education, Health Education and Physical Education. In the past coached volleyball, led AODA groups, and SADD advisor. Also taught Driver Education for Appleton, Menasha, and Seymour.
Current: Teaches at Kimberly High School, member of the Outagamie County Safety/Traffic Commission
Personal: Married to Pat for 19 years. Have three sons: Jonathon (16) and Daniel (14) and Nathaniel (12).
Hobbies: I like to ride bicycle, go on nature walks, travel with my family, and watch the boys in their sports.
Resides: Seymour, Wisconsin
KATHY ROE | AT LARGE 2018
Education: UW-Whitewater BS 1977 (Elementary Education & Driver Education), MS 1981 (Occupational Safety)
History: Driver Education Hartford HS -summers 1977 & 78, Grades 3&4 & Driver Education Hustisford Area Schools – 1977-1979, Grad Assistant UW Whitewater 1979-1980, Driver Education & Developing Personal Responsibility Mukwonago HS-1980-2012. Junior Class/Prom Advisor 28 years, Senior Class/Graduation Advisor 15 years. Chemical Hygiene Director Mukwonago Area School District 30 years.
Current: Owner/instructor Roe’s Premier Driving Academy 2013-present. Vice President Waukesha County Highway Traffic Safety Commission. Board member of Waukesha County Child Fatality Review Team.
Personal: Married 41 years to Robert Roe, Daughters Jessica (Alex) Sciborski, Melissa (Josh) Kagerbauer, Grandsons – McKinley (5), Maxwell (3) Jameson (1). Collies Elsie & my Certified Therapy Dog, Benny (he loves visiting schools and being read to.)
Hobbies: Spending time with my Grandson’s (we recently bought a 28’ travel trailer to make memories.) Attending as many sporting events that we can. Competitive trivia, bicycling, baking gardening & whatever else I can fit in 24 hours.
Happily Resides: Mukwonago, WI
Education: BS UW River Falls. MS UW River Falls. Adm Certificate St. Mary's University
History: Retired School Counselor after 30 years from St. Croix Central High School. Coached Football, Cross Country, and Track. Officiate Track and Cross Country.
Current: Teaching Driver Education at St. St. Croix Central and with WITC Rice Lake.
Personal: Have two adult children, Adam 30 and Emily 28 and 1 Grandchild < 1 yr
Hobbies: Golfing, Fishing, Hunting, Gardening and Home-Improvement Projects.
Resides: River Falls, WI
Current position: Director Cesa2 Driver Education
Education: Illinois State University class of 1976
Teaching Experience: Driver Education, PE, Health, Coached basketball, baseball, soccer at Varsity level
Personal: Married to Wendy for 23 years. 3 Daughters and 5 Grandchildren.
Professional: Elected to the Governor's Council on Highway Safety, Member of the Dane, Sauk, and Iowa County Traffic Safety Commissions.
Hobbies: Fishing, camping, boating. Lifetime fan of the Chicago Cubs!
Resides: Spring Green, WI
Education: Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan, Bachelors from Grinnell College.
History: School Social Worker/AODA Coordinator for 30 Years.
Current: AODA/School and Traffic Safety Consultant at DPI
Personal: Twin adult daughters, one precious granddaughter
Hobbies: Loves baseball, the Cubs, fishing, biking
Resides: Madison, WI