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WDTSEA


 
Wisconsin Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association

Wisconsin Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association

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.
Click here to view and download a copy of the WDTSEA By-Laws.
 

President's Message


Hi all.  Our 63rd Annual State WDTSEA Conference titled, “Access to Excellence, not D.E. in a Box”, is approaching fast and we’ve lined up a terrific program.  After our short introductions on Friday morning, Mike Pehl, from Minneapolis, MN will present on the ABC’s of Defensive Driving.  Mike will explain how we are all told “not to crash” but never taught to think about “how to crash”.  Next up I’m excited to have the Wisconsin “AAA” regional President Vicki Hansen and Nick Jarmusz discussing the latest research on Teen Driving and the many programs and resources that they offer.  Our state “Organ Donation” program coordinators Carol Hay and Mary Nachreiner will provide updated information on the state’s organ donation program and what we can do to assist them in reaching their goals.  Mike Pehl will return for another presentation on “Safety Secrets of New vehicle Technology”. Should be very interesting.  Our “Hall of Fame”, “Teacher of the Year” and “Past Presidents” luncheon will honor some of the greats in our profession.  The afternoon sessions look to be outstanding.  The “Sleep Deprivation, TyRedd” program presented by Kerrie Warne and Matt Uhles is really good. They presented at the ADTSEA national conference this past summer in Portland Oregon.  Next up will be the “Speak Up to Slow Down” program in reference to the Campbellsport crash where 9 teens were involved in a horrific crash, resulting in three deaths.  One of the surviving girls will be speaking.  Regional and Business meetings will follow.  Our Friday night Social featuring  Pizza, Beer, Soda, Salad all for $10.00, should be a relaxing way to wrap up the first day.  Saturday morning will have some teacher presentations covering “Dash Cams” in the Driver Ed. car and using your Cell phone camera to capture teachable moments.  A “DVD” program developed by Traffic Safety Expert and Professional Race Car driver Andy Pilgrim titled “Realities of Driving Today” will be shown along with complementary copies to all attendees.  Rounding out the conference will be Brian Dean with DPI updates, Annette Biggin with Southwest Tech’s Teacher Licensing program and Karen Sorenson with “What’s Going on at the National Level”.  Please support WDTSEA and join us on April 7th & 8th 2017, at the Chula Vista in the Wisconsin Dells.  Registration information and the conference agenda can be found under the “Upcoming Events” link.  Thanks and “Keep it between the lines”, Bob

President's Message


Hi all.  Our 63rd Annual State WDTSEA Conference titled, “Access to Excellence, not D.E. in a Box”, is approaching fast and we’ve lined up a terrific program.  After our short introductions on Friday morning, Mike Pehl, from Minneapolis, MN will present on the ABC’s of Defensive Driving.  Mike will explain how we are all told “not to crash” but never taught to think about “how to crash”.  Next up I’m excited to have the Wisconsin “AAA” regional President Vicki Hansen and Nick Jarmusz discussing the latest research on Teen Driving and the many programs and resources that they offer.  Our state “Organ Donation” program coordinators Carol Hay and Mary Nachreiner will provide updated information on the state’s organ donation program and what we can do to assist them in reaching their goals.  Mike Pehl will return for another presentation on “Safety Secrets of New vehicle Technology”. Should be very interesting.  Our “Hall of Fame”, “Teacher of the Year” and “Past Presidents” luncheon will honor some of the greats in our profession.  The afternoon sessions look to be outstanding.  The “Sleep Deprivation, TyRedd” program presented by Kerrie Warne and Matt Uhles is really good. They presented at the ADTSEA national conference this past summer in Portland Oregon.  Next up will be the “Speak Up to Slow Down” program in reference to the Campbellsport crash where 9 teens were involved in a horrific crash, resulting in three deaths.  One of the surviving girls will be speaking.  Regional and Business meetings will follow.  Our Friday night Social featuring  Pizza, Beer, Soda, Salad all for $10.00, should be a relaxing way to wrap up the first day.  Saturday morning will have some teacher presentations covering “Dash Cams” in the Driver Ed. car and using your Cell phone camera to capture teachable moments.  A “DVD” program developed by Traffic Safety Expert and Professional Race Car driver Andy Pilgrim titled “Realities of Driving Today” will be shown along with complementary copies to all attendees.  Rounding out the conference will be Brian Dean with DPI updates, Annette Biggin with Southwest Tech’s Teacher Licensing program and Karen Sorenson with “What’s Going on at the National Level”.  Please support WDTSEA and join us on April 7th & 8th 2017, at the Chula Vista in the Wisconsin Dells.  Registration information and the conference agenda can be found under the “Upcoming Events” link.  Thanks and “Keep it between the lines”, Bob

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Officers


Officers


Bob Movrich

BOB MOVRICH | PRESIDENT 2018

movrob1@hotmail.com | 262-363-3532

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 (28) and grandson Sawyer almost 2. 

Hobbies:  Loves golfing, downhill skiing, Corvette rides and traveling.  An avid Packer, Brewer, Badger, Warhawk and Bucks fan. 

Resides: Mukwonago, Wisconsin.


Kevin Kerby

KEVIN KIRBY | PRESIDENT  ELECT  2018

kirbykev@rhinelander.k12.wi.us | 715-490-2194

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:  Rhinelander High School Drivers Education teacher and 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) has a significant other Callie.

Hobbies: Golf, Fishing, being Dad and Grandpa.

Resides: Rhinelander, WI

 


Dick Bilda

DICK BILDA | PAST PRESIDENT   2015

bilda3d@hotmail.com |262-567-3816

Education: UW-Whitewater class of 1973

History: Taught Driver Ed at Sussex Hamilton HS. for 14 years, various school for 8 years, Waterford HS. for 15 years and CESA 2 for 6 years. Head Football coach, Head Track coach and Head Baseball coach. Won State in baseball in 1981 at Sussex Hamilton, went to State Football Finals at New Berlin Eisenhower twice. Also coached in State Football and Baseball All Star games.

Current: Teaching for CESA 2 at Jefferson, Cambridge and Deerfield High Schools.

Personal: Married to Diane (nickname Hogan) for 28 years. Dog Denali, an Alaskan Malamute 9 years old.

Hobbies: Love to take rides with my wife on our 2006 Harley, vacations out West and to Hawaii and watch my Green Bay Packers and UW Whitewater football games. Only have missed 4 Packer home games in 40 years.

Resides: Oconomowoc, Wisconsin


 
Ralph

RALPH KESSLER | SOUTHEAST  2017

rkessler4@charter.net | 608-921-6881

Education: UW Oshkosh BSE 1974 MSE !980

History:  Taught for 35 years, School Counselor, Phy Ed /Health and Driver Ed. Retired in 2010

Current:  Teach Driver Ed for CESA2 at Milton High School

Favorite teams: Packers, Badgers and Brewers
 


Annette Biggin

ANNETTE L BIGGIN | SOUTHWEST  2017

abiggin@swtc.edu | 608-734-3317

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


Karen Sorenson

NORTHWEST  2018

Karen Sorenson

kmsoren@gmail.com

715-635-7042


CATHY KRULL | NORTHEAST  2017

ckrull@kimberly.k12.wi.us | 920-833-6682

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

 


Paul Koski

AT LARGE  2018

Paul Koski

pkoski1@new.rr.com

920-739-9822

 


 
Doug Coons

DOUG COONS | BUSINESS MANAGER 2016

raccva64@gmail.com | 715-421-1004

Military: U S Navy 1962-66 ABE- E-5 Served on USS Constellation CVA-64 On board off N. Vietnam 1964-66

Education: U-W Platteville - 1970 B.S., 1974 M.S.T.

History:

  • Taught River Valley H S 1971-75 History- Geography, Dr.Ed BTW, Coached JV Wrestling
  • Equitable Life of the U.S.  1975-88 Manager 1978-81
  • Owned Small C-store & Road Side Sandwich Shop 1990-98
  • Sold Real Estate & Did Home Appraisals 1998-2000
  • SWTC Driver's Ed 2000-02

Current: CESA #2 Driver Education 2002-Present

Personal: Significant Julie since 1998, 4 Grandchildren, On-line Minister, have married four couples

Hobbies: Love Golf, watching Badgers, Brewers & Packers and RVing.
Resides: Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin


Christine Bergan

SECERTARY   2018

Christine Bergan

cdbergan@aaawisconsin.com

608-237-5732


A D V I S O R S

Kurtz Schultz

KURT SCHULTZ | Director of Driver Ed., CESA #2 

kurtschultz@cesa2.org | 608-290-4663

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

 


Brian Dean

BRIAN DEAN | DPI Consultant

Brian.Dean@dpi.wi.gov

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