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Staff

Jim Bender

President

bender@parentchoice.org

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 Brown

Vice-President

brown@parentchoice.org

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.

Lisa Fix

Development Consultant

fix@parentchoice.org

Lisa joined SCW as a consultant 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. 

 

 

 

Carol Shires

Director of Operations

shires@parentchoice.org

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.

Morgan Johnson

Policy and Research Associate

johnson@parentchoice.org

Morgan joined SCW in June 2014 after graduating from Marquette University with a BA in political science and economics.  Morgan is responsible for completing research tasks concerning school choice initiatives and carrying out SCW's policy agenda.

William Demet

Research and Staff Assistant

demet@parentchoice.org

Will graduated in May 2013 from Marquette University with a BA in Political Science and History.  He joined the SCW team full time in June 2013 after working as an intern in the Research Department since 2012. Will is responsible for the Get Educated Now newsletter, blogging for the SCW website and carrying out research tasks.

 

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