Nominate coaches or school/district administrators (preferably with speech, debate, and/or theatre experience/background) to serve in leadership positions whose terms are up (listed below, with incumbents for reference). Incumbents are eligible for re-election.

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Leadership Positions Up for Election in 2021

Regional Chairs – Board of ControlAdvisory Committees
District ChairSection Chair*Speech (by Section*)Theatre (by Section*)Middle Level
02 Maxwell Finger
03 Tina Fern-Denzer
05 Jacob Mathias
11 Ruth Phillips
2 Gayle Gander
These administer theatre contests.
1 Tanya Sponholz  
2 Krista Greene
4 (Vacant)In need of someone from Southern Wis.

* Sect. 1 = Dists. 01, 03, 04; Sect. 2 = Dists. 02, 05, 06; Sect. 3 = Dists. 07, 08, 10; Sect. 4 = Dist. 09; Sect. 5 = Dists. 11, 12

Responsibilities/Duties of the Various Positions

District and section chairs serve on the statewide Board of Control, and their term of office is three years. Well-organized, detail-oriented individuals are ideal for these positions. School/district administrator chairs bring pragmatic perspective as well as credibility, and work with coaches in their areas to help run the respective contests.

  • District chairs are the most local representative to advisors of theatre, debate, and speech at member schools. They coordinate a qualifying festival in theatre in October, and one in speech in March (as well as serve as a liaison to subdistrict festivals prior to the district speech festival).
  • Section chairs coordinate a qualifying festival in theatre in late October/early November.

Advisory committee members attend a summer meeting to discuss rules and protocols for our respective contests. Each committee’s recommendations are forwarded to the Board of Control at its fall meeting. These members should be active coaches, and their term of office is two years.

Requirements of Nominees

Nominees must be affiliated with WHSFA schools in good standing (paid dues).

Agreement to Nomination

Please seek agreement by anyone you nominate. Make sure they read this page and understand the commitment and expectations involved.

Deadline for Nominations

Please nominate by May 31, 2022. You can nominate one person at a time for a position. Return to the form to nominate different positions.

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