Elementary Staff

Graf - Miller
I am the kindergarten and first grade teacher.  I have been a teacher at WCA since it opened 16 years ago. Before that I taught in southern California.  I am from Wisconsin so after my daughters were born I moved back.  This summer was a really big summer for me. I got married and took my youngest daughter to college in Virginia! I have a big family now! I have my 2 daughters and a granddaughter,  2 stepsons, a stepdaughter, 2 step-grandchildren and another one due in December. During my free time I like to travel (mostly to see my kids!), socialize with my friends, read, ride my bike and take walks. 

Mrs. Graf-Miller - Kindergarten & 1st Grade

Hi!  My name is Wanda Kemnetz and I am teaching 2nd grade this year at Wisconsin Connections Academy.  I have been teaching at WCA since 2006.  Prior to WCA, I taught both Grade 3 and Elementary students with learning disabilities in the bricks and mortar school.  I hold a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Elementary Education and Special Education. I live in Oshkosh with my husband and two of my sons who are 15 and 24.  I have another son who is 27 and lives in Wausau. I also have two fur-babies; a dog named Rylee and a cat named Izzy. During my free time I enjoy the outdoors.  I love flowers and fill my yard with them in the summer.  I also enjoy hiking, bike riding, swimming, kayaking, and snowshoeing. 

Mrs. Kemnetz - 2nd Grade

Megan Lisowe teaches grades 3 and 4 this year at Wisconsin Connections Academy!  This is her second year as a virtual teacher. Prior to WCA, she taught 10 years in a brick-and-mortar school.  In 2006, she earned a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education with a German minor from the University of Wisconsin– River Falls.  She completed graduate coursework at Viterbo University in order to earn her Reading Teacher License in 2012.  She also became a  National Board Certified Teacher in  2015.  Megan currently lives in Appleton with her husband and 3 year old and 5 year old sons.   In her free time Megan is an avid horse rider.

Mrs. Lisowe - 3rd & 4th Grade

Mrs. OKTracy Ostwald Kowald is known to her students by her initials. Mrs. O.K. teaches 5th Grade and 6th grade Language Arts and Social Studies.  She also teaches the music electives for all grades, Kindergarten through High School. When she’s not at school, Mrs. O.K. enjoys gardening, home canning, and helping coach a local barbershop chorus, the Fox Valleyaires. 

Mrs. OK - 5th Grade