Join the School Perceptions Team

We measure what matters.

School Perceptions LLC is an independent educational research firm that works with school districts, regional service agencies, as well as state and national organizations. Our mission is to help educational leaders gather, organize and use data to make strategic decisions.

We have many benchmarked school climate, satisfaction/engagement, planning and audit surveys to choose from, or we can help you develop a custom survey to address your organization's unique needs.

Simply put, we measure what matters to you.

School Perceptions LLC is looking to expand our team! We have part-time and full-time positions available to sell, administer and report student, staff and parent survey results.

Desired Qualifications:

  • An entrepreneurial personality
  • Experience in K-12 education
  • Strong public relations and communication skills
  • Background in assessment and/or statistics
  • Sales experience is a plus

Interested in learning more about our company? Email us today.

Corporate Staff
Team Member 1

Bill Foster

President, Founder and Owner

(main) 262.644.4300 ext. 7000

(direct) 262.299.0329

After graduating from the University of Wisconsin – Platteville with dual degrees in Engineering and Business Administration, Bill served the Kelch Corporation for 14 years as Vice-President and General Manager. During his time at Kelch, Bill volunteered at a local high school, first working with special needs students and later designing and teaching a class offered to gifted high school seniors. It was during these experiences that Bill developed an appreciation and passion for education.

team member 2

Sue Peterson

Strategic Communication and Project Management

(main) 262.644.4300 ext. 7007

(direct) 262.299.3177

Sue brings a strong background in community organizing, program development, grant writing and communications to School Perceptions. She received both her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. She has helped non-profits, governmental agencies and school districts with strategic planning, program and charter school development, fundraising, referendum planning and branding.

team member 3

Dr. Tim Mikula

Vice President of Technology

(main) 262.644.4300 ext. 7006

(direct) 262.299.8137

Tim served as a school board member for thirteen years and has been a business partner for twelve years. Prior to joining School Perceptions, Tim was the president and CEO of System Management Software, Incorporated, a software company he founded in 1989 and later sold. In addition to private consulting, Tim has served as an adjunct professor of Computer Science and Statistics at St. Thomas University in St. Paul and as an analyst and consultant for 3M where he focused on Artificial Intelligence product development. He earned his bachelor, masters and doctoral degrees in Computer Science, with minors in Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence, from the University of Minnesota.

team member 4

Chelsea Davis

Data Analyst

(main) 262.644.4300 ext. 7003

(direct) 262.299.0325

Chelsea Davis is the Data Analyst at School Perceptions. Chelsea graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater with a degree in Business Administration. After graduating, Chelsea spent two years working at Eco-Latch Systems LLC, a company that produced sustainable packaging products for the purpose of maximizing efficiency and lowering material costs during work in process. Chelsea has been with School Perceptions since 2012 and facilitates the printing and mailing logistics as well as the post-survey data analysis.

Team Member 1

Cari Udermann

Project Manager

(main) 262.644.4300 ext. 7008

(direct) 262.299.8145

Cari Udermann is a Project Manager at School Perceptions. Cari attended St. Cloud State University and Syracuse University, earning degrees in Psychology and Nursing, respectively. Throughout her career she has worked in the medical field, for community-based organizations and, most recently, in a school setting. It was during her years working in education that she became aware of the importance school climate has on students’ ability to learn, and inspired her desire to help make that environment a reality for all students.

team member 2

Jerry Kember

Project Manager

(direct) 608.317.6917

Jerry Kember has served public schools in New York and Wisconsin since 1970. He retired as Superintendent of Schools after 22 years as an administrator in the School District of La Crosse. Upon retirement Jerry taught at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse and as well as served as the Dean of the College of Education, Science and Mathematics at Viterbo University. Kember earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Ithaca College, a Masters of Science in Communication from Syracuse University and certification in Educational Administration from UW-Milwaukee and Winona State University. Kember brings a strong background in education administration, strategic planning as well as staff and parent engagement to the School Perceptions team.

team member 3

Susan Curtis, Ed.D.

Project Manager

(direct) 715.222.1701

Sue Curtis brings over 30 years of experience as a teacher, specialist and central office administrator. She earned her bachelor and master’s degrees from UW-Eau Claire and UW-River falls, respectively and her doctoral degree from the University of Minnesota. Throughout her career Sue regularly used staff, student and parent perceptual data in program development and initiating change. As a consultant, she has coached school leadership teams as they analyze a variety of data, develop SMART goals and action plans for their identified school improvement initiatives. In addition to her work with School Perceptions, Sue is an adjunct instructor in psychology, reading, learning disabilities and serves as a facilitator in the Principal licensure program at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls.

team member 4

Dr. Rob DeMeuse

Strategic Communication and Project Management

(main) 262.644.4300 ext. 7009

(direct) 262.299.7159

Dr. Rob DeMeuse is a Project Manager at School Perceptions. A proud product of rural Wisconsin, Rob earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, where he researched school finance and the politics of school referendums. Prior to graduate school, Rob was a high school social studies teacher in Evansville, WI, and a trainer at Epic Systems Corporation.