Southwest Tech is governed by a nine-member Board elected by the 30 school board presidents of the school districts comprising the Southwest Tech district.

Pursuant to Wisconsin Statute, the District Board consists of:

  • Two Employer members
  • Two Employee members
  • Three Additional members
  • One Elected Official member who holds a state or local office
  • One School District Administrator

2019-20 District Board Members

Charles J. Bolstad

Charles J. Bolstad

Additional Member/Chairperson
Viroqua
Appointed: 2016
Term Expires: 2022

  • Retired Educator
  • Farmer
  • Served in the Wisconsin National Guard for 38 years
  • North Crawford Education Endowment Fund-Chairman
  • Bethel Home and Services Board Member, Viroqua Wisconsin
  • Farmer Led Tainter Creek Watershed Council Member
Melissa J. Fitzsimons

Melissa J. Fitzsimons

Employee Member/Board Vice-Chairperson
Darlington
Appointed: 2006
Term Expires: 2021

  • Registered Nurse – MHLC Primary Care Clinic, Darlington
  • Received LPN Degree and Associate Degree in Nursing from Southwest Tech
  • Served on Holy Rosary Church and School Educational Commission
  • Darlington Women's Volleyball League
  • Platteville Food Pantry
Donald L. Tuescher

Donald L. Tuescher

Employer Member/Board Secretary
Darlington
Appointed: 1994
Term Expires: 2021

  • President, Tuescher Electric & Refrigeration, Inc.
  • President, Darlington Mutual Insurance Co. Board of Directors
  • President, Southwest Wisconsin Electrical Contractors Assn.
Eileen Nickels

Eileen Nickels

Elected Official Member/Board Treasurer
Platteville
Appointed: 2006
Term Expires: 2020

  • Retired Realtor
  • Platteville City Council
  • Southwest Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission Board
  • Platteville Chamber of Commerce
  • Platteville Area League of Women Voters
  • Platteville Main Street Program
  • League of Wisconsin Municipalities
Russell R. Moyer

Russell R. Moyer

Additional Member
Barneveld
Appointed: 1981
Term Expires: 2020

  • Owner, Moyer Dairy Farm
  • Served on Barneveld School Board for 27 years
  • Barneveld Education Foundation President
  • Barneveld American Legion Member
Chris J. Prange

Chris J. Prange

Additional Member
Lancaster
Appointed: 2011
Term Expires: 2020

  • Vice Chairman, American Bank & Trust
  • Grant County Economic Development Corporation
  • Lancaster Police & Fire Commission
  • Served on Grant Regional Health Center Board for 9 years
  • Served on the Lancaster School Board
  • Served on the Lancaster Housing Authority
Jane Wonderling

Jane Wonderling

School District Administrator Member
Fennimore
Appointed: 2018
Term Expires: 2022

  • District Administrator, Fennimore Community Schools
  • Member, Fennimore Industrial & Economic Development Committee
  • Member, Wisconsin Association of School Boards
  • Member, Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators
  • Member, American Association of School Administrators

Employer Member
(Vacant)

Term Expires: 2022