A Message from the WASPA President:

Welcome to the WASPA website!  WASPA is the only WI statewide professional human resource organization serving both K-12 and Higher Education professionals.  The mission of WASPA is to connect colleges, universities and educators to schools and students through human resource best practices. 

WASPA serves to enhance the professional growth of its members and their understanding of human resource issues and concerns through annual training, sharing, and communication.
Biannual conferences offer opportunities to network with colleagues and to further learning in a variety of topics, including hiring practices, strategic compensation, benefits, legal compliance, and employee engagement to name a few.  WASPA also offers biannual support personnel conferences designed for new learning opportunities and networking.  The revised WASPA website offers a members-only portal, with sample documents and shared resources.

A unique benefit to becoming a WASPA member is access to WECAN, which is the preferred applicant tracking system used for K-12 schools in the state of Wisconsin.  WASPA leaders developed WECAN, in partnership with UW-Madison, to provide the most cost effective and meaningful method to recruit teachers, administrators, and support staff to our districts. 

WASPA participates in the School Administrators Alliance with four other associations of public school administrators, supporting legislation that improves WI public schools and the quality of education for WI school children.

On behalf of the Board of Directors and Executive Director, I invite you to take advantage of the invaluable resources WASPA offers!


Julie Grotophorst
Director of Human Resources
Greendale Schools