Executive Director


Dr. Michelle McGrath has been a long time educator for 21 years; high school teacher, coach, advisor, administrator, college professor, and for the past decade in her role as Exec. Director at the WASC. She has been published and spoken nationally about her research on “The Urgency of Youth Leadership”.  Her leadership extends both nationally and in her community of Madison. She has served as the NASSCED President and is currently the President  for Downtown Madison Rotary – the 5th largest club in the world.  She was chosen as one of Madison’s “Top 40 leaders under 40”.  She is a single mom with two beautiful teenage kids.




Membership and Operations

Scott is like the dad of the WASC. He’s been a school district teacher, principal, business manager, and superintendent. Now he’s found his dream job – helping in the WASC office with operations and membership tasks, attending events, and having fun working with the best student leaders in the world. He plans to work until someone calls him the great-granddad of the WASC.



State Office Intern


Christine recently graduated from UW-Madison with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies. She also became a cat mom to a 4 year old adopted kitty named Bebe (after Bebe Rexha). In her free time, you can find Christine playing basketball or hanging out by the lake.



Media Specialist

You could say Clay is a technology guru. Solving the WASC’s challenges two at a time. His favorite thing to do in his free time is crash his drone.