Staff 2018-11-01T16:08:57+00:00

School Choice Wisconsin Staff

Jim BenderPresident
Jim is the former Chief of Staff and spokesman for former Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald. He previously operated a communications firm working both for corporations and non-profits. Jim joined SCW in December 2010 and was responsible for lobbying Governor Walker and the legislature during the 2011-12 session.
Terry BrownVice-President
Terry is the former president of Saint Anthony School of Milwaukee, the largest voucher program and the largest Catholic grade school in the nation. Under his leadership the school underwent a major expansion, increasing enrollment from 400 to 1450 students. With the help of the Walton Family Foundation in 2009, Saint Anthony expanded the grade school to include a high school program focused on the classics. His focus at SCW is on school support and program expansion.
Carol ShiresDirector of Operations
Carol served 10 years at Eastbrook Academy, primarily in the role of Business Manager. Her experience with the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program and school administration at a top-performing school in the Program made her uniquely qualified to join the SCW team. Carol has her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska.
Lisa LaDueDevelopment & Communications
Lisa joined SCW in 2012. She has a BA in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Lisa is responsible for creating and implementing a development plan to ensure SCW has the resources to carry out program objectives.
Ashley BonettoResearch & Staff Associate
Ashley joined SCW in 2018. She has a B.S. in Policy, Planning and Development from the University of Southern California. Ashley assists with all activities and executes planned research agenda and provides timely information to assist in growth of the program and sound policy.