Who We Are


Peggy Henseler is a Sheboygan native with twenty four years of school administration experience and thirteen years of teaching experience. She holds a State of Wisconsin Principal License Pre-K-12 and has a Master of Science Degree in Administrative Leadership and Supervision in Education. She has been responsible for the development and implementation of a school budget in excess of $650,000. Under her direction, faculty and staff have consistently received exemplary standings for academic excellence.


The combination of experience, talent and determination that the founders offer provide us with a wealth of knowledge and an immense passion for education, integrity, and service.

Denise Quasius is a New York Native, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Keuka College in New York. She served 4 years in active duty in the United States Air Force in the 50th Space Wing, 2nd Space Operations Squadron, Ground Systems Operator/Satellite Systems Operator. In addition, she served 6 years in the Air Force Reserve in Milwaukee, 440th Airlift Wing, Public Affairs. Denise is currently working as a Sr. Market Analyst at Kohler Company and is married with two young children.

Karen Grupe, a Milwaukee native, earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Karen is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Management Accountant (CMA). She owns and operates Wisconsin Web Writer LLC providing a full range of web site services for businesses. She is a Steering Committee Member of the Volunteer Center of Sheboygan County and a founding member of the Service-Learning Coalition of Sheboygan County. Karen has been instrumental in providing financial expertise as well website design and invaluable business insight and feasibility to the project. Karen is married with two young adult children and two school age children.

Karen Fisher obtained her BA in Nutrition and Dietetics from University of Iowa and completed her dietetic internship at Burlington Medical Center, Burlington, Iowa. As a Registered Dietitian, she was employed at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. During that time she also received her degree in Culinary Arts at Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Later, she was manager of food service at Children’s Hospital in Seattle, Washington. She now resides in Sheboygan with her husband and 2 children.

Sarah Annelin is a Michigan native. From 1984 to 1988 she worked at NASA-Ames Research Center and loved the experience. She was able to bring scientists and engineers from Japan and the European Space Agency to collaborate with NASA’s scientist and engineers. Moving to Wisconsin in 1988, she had a strong desire to teach math and science. She received her teaching degree at Lakeland College and has been bringing science and math to life for students ever since. She brings an incredible passion for middle school students, a wealth of knowledge, and invaluable classroom experience to the Academy. Sarah is married with a teenage daughter and elementary age son.