Norda, Inc.

Norda, Inc. - Alternative Certification & Professional Development for Teachers and Administrators

Norda is a Norwegian word meaning "from the north."

We provide programs for prospective and practicing teachers and education administrators to help them achieve professional goals and better serve the students of Wisconsin. Those programs include certification programs for new teachers and administrators and professional development for practicing teachers and administrators.

Norda is committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or other protected status.

Norda Education Programs Offices & Contacts

EdNova & Project Teaching

503 Miner Avenue E, Ladysmith WI 54848 | Phone: 715-532-6084 Fax: 888-511-0134

Karen Zenkowich, Margaret Foss, Mark Stensvold


1990 100th Street, Somerset, WI 54025 | Phone: (715) 246-3003 Fax: 888-510-2899

Linda Maitrejean, Jane Gillis


418 Washington Street, Hawkins, WI 54530 | Phone: 715-585-6577 Fax: 715-585-6565

Mary Jo Merget, John Eitenmiller

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Shannon Donnelly She spent 12 years as a Middle School Special Education teacher in the St. Croix Central School District in Hammond, WI. As a teacher, she worked with students on the Autism spectrum as well as students with specific learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral disabilities, and cognitive disabilities. In addition, Shannon was a high school girls basketball coach at St. Croix Central for 10 of those years. After having two sons, she decided it was time to hang up her tennis shoes and she pursued an Educational Specialist Degree in Administration leading toher Director of Special Education and Principal licensure. She is the Director of Pupil Services in Somerset, WI. She oversees the K-12 special education, gifted and talented, English Learner programming. Shannon is also the 504 Coordinator, Emergency Management Coordinator, and the District Homeless Liaison. Shannon and her husband reside in Somerset, WI with their 2 school-aged sons. They enjoy spending time at their family cabin, attending sporting events, and watching their sons participate in a variety of activities.

John Eitenmiller John is the director of WiscAd and teaches in that program. He retired as District Administrator for the Greenwood School District. He holds an Ed.D. degree in Adult Education from the University of Arkansas, with a Specialist Degree in Educational Administration. He has eight years of experience in K-12 administration, including four years as Program Coordinator for Gifted and Talented. He has coordinated Graduate Credit Outreach programs for Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota for the past ten years, specifically with their Master of Education program and has taught teacher training courses for University of Wisconsin–Superior, University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire, Mount Senario College, and the University of Arkansas.

Margaret Foss Margaret Foss is Director of Project Teaching and teaches Project Teaching classes. She is licensed in all subjects grades 1-9 and all sciences grades 7-12 and has taught all grades from 4-12 in public and private K12 schools (MN, IA, IN and WI). She has a degree in Microbiology with a minor in English from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, received her teacher licensure from University of Iowa and earned her doctorate in Educational Psychology with an emphasis on tests and measurement from Purdue University. Margaret has taught at Ladysmith-Hawkins School District, Holy Rosary School (Duluth), The College of St. Scholastica, Twin Lakes School (Indiana), St. Augustin School (Des Moines) and has held adjunct positions at various midwestern colleges and universities.

Jane Gillis Jane is the field placement officer for 10SPED. She is licensed as an elementary teacher and taught primarily grades 4-6 for 24 years. She was principal at the Hayward Middle School for 10 years.  After retiring, she worked for WiscAd as a field supervisor and as a portfolio review team member.

Kurt Lindau Kurt is a 10SPED Instructor. Kurt Lindau is currently the District Administrator for the Winter School District.. He is licensed as a Special Education Teacher, Special Education Director, Principal, Superintendent, and Business Manager. He has served in the capacities of Teacher, Associate Principal, Principal, Special Education Director, Business Manager, and District Administrator during his twenty years tenure in education. Kurt has taught 10Sped courses for ten years.

Alan Lindau Al teaches 10SPED courses. He holds Masters degrees in Educational Leadership from Cardinal Stritch University and Special Education-EBD from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Al has served the Janesville School District as a Special Education Program Support Teacher for eight years and has taught students with Emotional Behavioral Disabilities for eight years at the middle and high school levels. Beginning in the 2007-2008 school year, Al’s position will be Dean of Students and Special Education Support for two newly developed charter schools. CRES (Community-Recovery-Education-Service) Academy (an ATODA recovery school) and TAGOS Leadership Academy (a project-based and service learning school).

Linda Maitrejean Linda is the Director of the 10SPED program. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Learning Disabilities (LD) and Elementary Education from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire; a Master of Science degree in Educational Administration from the University of Wisconsin – Superior; certification in Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities (EBD) from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point; and a Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from St. Mary's University. Linda has taught special education in the areas of EBD and LD for twelve years and has worked in special education administration since 1999. Linda also served on the national board for the Division of Career Development and Transition and the National Community of Practice on Transition

Molly Roeske Molly is an Instructor for the 10SPED program. She holds a Bachelors of Social Work degree and a Master of Science in Education (Special Education - Emotional and Behavioral Disorders) from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. She also received her K-12 Administrative Licensure through St. Mary's University. Molly has been a social worker (child protection, juvenile and adult probation), an alternative education teacher and a special education teacher in the area of EBD. For the past 10 years, she has been a principal at all three developmental levels of elementary, middle and currently at the high school.

Mark Stensvold Mark is our certifying officer and handles admissions for Project Teaching. While teacher education department chair at Mount Senario College, Mark helped to develop Project Teaching. He has experience since 1989 as a teacher educator at public and private colleges in Indiana, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. His doctorate in Science Education is from the University of Iowa. Mark’s K-12 teaching experience was as a middle school science teacher in Random Lake, Wisconsin. He has authored and directed educational grants for more than one million dollars and published several scholarly articles on teaching and learning. Mark has taught hundreds of adults in undergraduate and graduate education programs. He has developed and directed undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Kim Swenson Kim is 10SPED Program Administrator and arranges student teacher placements for our programs. She taught students with cognitive disabilities for 16 years in Glenwood City, Wisconsin. She’s worked the past 12 years at CESA #11 in Turtle Lake, Wisconsin as a coordinator for several statewide grant projects, provided support as a special education consultant to school districts in the CESA #11 region and planned, coordinated and directed statewide conferences on special education topics. She received her Master’s in Adaptive Education with an assistive technology concentration.

Karen Zenkowich Karen is the Project Teaching Administrator. She has 35 years of experience in various office positions working with computer data and organizing paper trails. The last eight years before coming to Norda included using AutoCad software to convert architectural drawings into shop drawings for architect approval, assisting with plant order writing, and working with customers to ensure order accuracy.

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Corporate Officers

Mark Stensvold - President

Margaret Foss - Secretary-Treasurer

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