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About Us

Board of Directors


CWA has an engaged board working hard to push Capitol West Academy forward so we can continue to exceed expectations. The board is dedicated to making decisions based on our school vision, mission and beliefs. 

Their job includes monitoring academic performance data and making recommendations for continuous academic improvement and behavioral success. They participate in strategic planning to ensure that our school continues to respond successfully to the needs of our community.

Through the “Adopt a Classroom” program, board members partner with CWA classrooms. Here, board members can experience the impact of their efforts and celebrate success with students.

So, what does this mean for Capitol West Academy scholars? They have a team of adults—in addition to their parents and teachers—that are personally committed to creating a successful and supportive school environment where they can thrive.

Board MemberAffiliationRole/Committee
Jack R. NelsonRetiredChair
Fund Development Committee
Finance Committee
Clyde TinnenPartner, Foley & LardnerVice Chair
Fund Development Committee
Governance Committee
Monica MinorRobert W. BairdTreasurer/Secretary
Finance Committee
Fund Development Committee
Kari DunhamEducational ConsultantGovernance Committee
Akel K. AkelGE HealthcareDirector
James PetersonPartner, Foley & LardnerDirector
Mary L. McCormickRotary Club of MilwaukeeSaintA Board Chair
Kanisha DixonParent Representative
Magan LiempeckParent Representative

Please visit our Resources section for information and documentation, such as our school handbook, calendar, forms and more.