Project Success Personnel
Director. Karen Schmidt has a Master's Degree in Professional Counseling from UW Oshkosh, and a Bachelor's Degree in Special Education from UW Oshkosh.
Director Emeritus. Dr. William R. Kitz, Associate Professor of Special Education, is the former director of Project Success. Dr. Kitz began working the program in 1980. He received his undergraduate degree from UW Oshkosh, his master's from UW Whitewater and his doctorate in special education from UW Madison.
Assistant Director, Jayme Reichenberger has a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Mathematics Education from UW Oshkosh. Jayme has worked for the Project Success program as a content tutor and Program Assistant since 2009.
Program Assistant, Lacey Fenrich has a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Ripon College. Lacey is responsible for organizing office materials and procedures for student support services and accommodations. Lacey has been working with Project Success since October 2012.
Graduate Assistant. Graduate assistants perform a variety of important duties for Project Success including those of organizational tutors, supplemental instruction specialists, counselors, and testing/assessment assistants. Our graduate assistant for 2011-2012 is Amanda Eake. She is in the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Department of Professional Counseling master's program.
Tutoring staff. The student tutoring staff is the backbone of the Project Success program. Each year Project Success hires approximately 40-50 student tutors. All Project Success tutors must have strong academic skills. In addition, all language remediation tutors are required to take a three credit course. Many of the language remediation tutors are special education teachers in training. Each Project Success tutor generally works 5-10 hours per week and most remain with the program two or more years because of the excellent experience they receive as tutors.