Hello fellow HR Professionals!

Welcome to WASPA’s website!  Wisconsin Association of School Personnel Administrators (WASPA) is a professional organization which specializes in human resource functions that serve K-12 and higher education professionals.  WASPA’s focus includes providing membership benefits, professional partnerships, networking and professional development opportunities.  

Membership Benefits:  Provide value-added benefits that enhance the membership.

WASPA’s membership allows access to the Wisconsin Education Career Access Network (WECAN), a non-profit, premier online recruitment tool employment application system for K-12 Wisconsin schools.  WECAN was created through a collaborative effort of WASPA board members and the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. WECAN allows education applicants to apply to multiple Wisconsin school districts through one application system, which in turn, allows districts to better be able to fill positions.  

Member benefits also include a monthly WASPA Newsletter, monthly Legal Updates to keep you connected with current legal issues and regulations, WI Education News-a daily newsfeed of school-related articles from around Wisconsin, and periodic School Administrator Alliance (SAA) legislative updates which allow us to advocate for students. 

WASPA offers a mentoring program for those new(er) to the school HR profession, providing support and resources to new HR administrators and support staff.  The Mentor Program includes periodic seminars with valuable training and the opportunity to network with others who are new to school HR.   

Partnerships:   Increase access to HR best practices through business affiliates, mentoring and ensure engagement for members.

The WASPA Board has developed new opportunities to connect with business affiliates who our WASPA members use in their day to day practices.  Many of these business affiliates have sponsored conferences and assist us in keeping costs down for our members. It also allows our members to learn more about services these business affiliates offer. 

Collaboration with Wisconsin College and University education placement officials to enhance educator  recruitment and retention.

AASPA is our national affiliate whose mission is to provide our members additional resources and information vital to successful school human resource practices that are in the best interest of students.  AASPA allows WASPA members free and/or low cost additional broad-based resources.

Professional Development:  Provide school/college/university officials access to current HR trends through webinars, conferences and networking.

WASPA plans and coordinates six Wisconsin professional development opportunities for our members, as well as  the WASBO/WASPA Joint conference. The WASPA website Members-Only resources include all past conference presentation materials, helpful links, and a repository of job descriptions and other helpful documents. 

Please take a moment to look through our website to check out all of the great resources I referenced above, as well as many others.   On behalf of the Board of Directors and Executive Director, I welcome you to WASPA. I also encourage you to get involved. The networking and learning opportunities are endless.  

I am thrilled and honored to serve as your President for the 2019-20 school year.


Michelle Golden

Executive Director of Human Resources & Public Relations Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District