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!
Thank you for visiting your WDTSEA website. Jeepers….I have a football scrimmage this Friday, where did the summer go? Burlington, Vt. was the site of this years ADTSEA conference. The division chairs did a great job of getting some interesting speakers and topics. For the first time in 16 years of me going to this conference, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) was represented. T. Griffith Jones was the first Keynote speaker. His topic was, “Using Physics to Teach Occupant Protection and Other Teen Traffic Safety Lessons.” You may remember Mr. Jones from the videos “Understanding car crashes. It’s basic physics” and “Car crashes, where biology meets physics.” A dynamic, high energy presenter. On a related topic…ADTSEA has a new website…www.Adtsea.org One of the highlights of the Conference is the Kaywood Award recipient, this year Rich Hanson from Oregon was awarded this honor. Dick Bilda brought Rich out to Wisconsin for a couple of conferences.
Plans for 2020 state conference continue if you have a topic or presenter you would like to see, give me a call with your ideas (715.490.2194) or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to hear from you! Speaking of 2020, your board of directors will usher in a new Business Manager. Dr. Thiel continues to transition to the new digs in sunny Florida, home to multiple grandchildren, THANK YOU Randy! Your service to this organization is much appreciated. No one knew what you were stepping into the summer of 2018 and while the outcome has yet to be determine, many thanks are due for your effort and countless hours spent to restore our non-profit status Will penalties be imposed? Will back taxes be due? Will non-profit status be returned? These questions will be answered, but for the time being, we roll on!
Fall Workshops. Workshops will be held in Menomonee - 9/24, Wausau - 9/25, Oshkosh - 9/26 and Dousman - 10/2. Agenda is taking shape and will be posted as soon as I get confirmation from all the presenters. Registrations for Fall workshops is posted so print it out and send it in! Randy would love to hear from you.
We always accept nominations for Teacher of the Year, Hall of Fame, and Distinguished Service Award. If you have someone in mind, the application can be found in the “Recognition” section of this site. It is good to recognize those that have served our driver education community.
Thank you for what you do, You Matter!
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, Elton (11/18).
Hobbies: Golf, Fishing, being Dad and Gramps.
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 in Education from UW-LaCrosse, MS in Education from UW-Plattville
History: Elementary Educator for 20 years in Stoughton and McFarland school districts, Drivers Education for CESA2 in Stoughton since 2018
Current: Co-Owne4r/Business Managerof Infinite Athlete Chiropractic and Rehab in Fitchburg, Group Fitness Instructor at LevelUp Fitness in Stoughton
Personal: Mother of two amazing children and 2 naughty Chihuahuas
Hobbies: Running, volleyball, boating, hanging with my kids or friends, volunteering and traveling
Resides: Stoughton, WI
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: camping, fishing, cutting grass, whatever he wants to do.
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