A Note From Our Founder, Connie Persike, M.S., CCC/SLP

Hi! My name’s Connie. I have over 20 years of experience helping staff, caregivers, and students do better. I work as a coach, a consultant, a bridge between parties, and in whatever capacity needed to ensure that every student gets the care, attention, and support that they need to succeed. 

After decades of working (waaaayy too many hours a day) in the school system directly, I left to spend more time with my young daughter Addison. But the phone never stopped ringing, and I quickly realized that I could add value to more schools, systems, and families as a coach, consultant, and trainer than I could working directly within a single school system. Thus, Supportable Solutions was born.

We’ve been doing this now for over ten years. My team and I create courses, audit systems, support schools, and programs that find themselves under capacity, and generally make ourselves available to help solve any behavioral issue, big or small.

We work directly with teachers, parents, administrators and support staff… and, of course, children… to ensure that everyone has a chance to do the best that they can.

When I’m not helping students and their caregivers succeed, I also work with neurodivergent individuals to help them grow into the versions of themselves that they want to become.

I also love working with the next generation of speech pathologists and teachers as they grow their skill sets and learn the ins and outs of this wonderful, yet complicated, field.

When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family — including my husband, Addison, and our many four-legged children — landscaping and gardening, decorating, reading, baking, and spending time by the pool during the few months a year Wisconsin makes that possible. I’m looking forward to working with you and solving those problems together!

Connie’s Experience

  • Bachelor of Science – Communicative Disorders
  • Master of Science – Speech Pathology
  • Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction License
    • Teacher Lifetime, Speech and Language Pathology
  • State of Wisconsin License
    • Speech-Language Pathology
  • American Speech-Language Hearing Association’s Certificate of Clinical Competence
  • Edgewood College’s Instructional Coaching Certificate
  • The Flourishing Center’s Positive Education Certificate
  • Butler University’s Applied Educational Neuroscience Certificate
  • Comprehensive Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) Course with Dr. Dan Siegel
  • Educational Leadership & Administration through Viterbo University
  • Early Childhood Leadership
  • The Alert Program®
  • Responsive Classroom®
  • Studio lll Low Arousal Supports Educational Resilience (LASER) Training
  • Collaborative & Proactive Solutions Approach
  • Teacher’s College Reading & Writing Project Reading Institute
  • Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)
  • Mindful Games for Kids with Susan Kaiser Greenland
  • Structured Teaching Philosophy with Division TEACCH®
  • Beyond Diversity™ Training
  • Integrated Service Delivery Model Training with Patrick Schwarz
  • The Zones of Regulation™
  • A Paradigm Shift in Understanding Children’s Behavior with Dr. Mona Delahooke & Dr. Stephen Porges
  • Lindamood-Bell Visualizing and Verbalizing®
  • Comprehensive Literacy Instruction for Students with Significant Disabilities with Dr. Karen Erickson
  • Classroom 180 Bootcamp
  • American Speech Hearing Association
  • Attachment & Trauma Network – Professional Member
  • Autism Society of Wisconsin
  • Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development

2020-2021 University of Wisconsin, Clinical Associate Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders

Our Guiding Mission: Connection + Collaboration = Endless Possibilities   

  • We believe the student comes first and the teacher and the parents - a healthy system thrives

  • We believe with the right toolkit every parent and every teacher can support any student

  • We lead with positivity and optimism

  • We celebrate differences and inclusivity

  • We believe in the power of connection and collaboration

  • We never stop learning

  • We are always searching for the deeper why’s

Meet Our Team

Nichole Ponzer

Instructional Coach

Nichole spent ten years in the classroom teaching fourth and fifth grade students, before moving into coaching and consulting. She’s trained in student-led coaching, is a member of the Wisconsin State Reading Association and chairs the Elementary Reading Committee.

Nichole lives in Oshkosh, WI. In her free time, she likes to read, kayak, spend time with her family, and root for the Brewers.

She specializes in the following:
Response to Intervention
Balanced Literacy
Small group instruction
Teachers College Units of Study®
Conscious Discipline®
Trauma Sensitive Schools
Teaching and Engaging with Poverty in Mind

Bachelor’s Degree in Education and Language Arts
Master’s Degree in Reading Education (K-12)

Becky Haen Instructional Coach

Becky Haen

Instructional Coach

Becky was a special education teacher for 16 years before moving on to becoming an educational and instructional coach as well as supervisor and director of pupil services. She has a certification from the Jim Knight Instructional Coaching Institute as well as an Educator Effectiveness Coaching certification. Becky has a true passion for coaching staff and is excited to utilize her experience and expertise to further develop the skills of teachers.

Becky lives in Sobieski, WI with her husband. She enjoys spending time with her family, exploring new places, gardening, and reading.

She specializes in the following:
Response to Intervention
Multi-level Systems of Support
Trauma Sensitive Schools
Progress Monitoring
Supporting Behaviors
Educator Effectiveness

Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education
Master’s Degree in Education
Educational Leadership Doctoral Program from Edgewood College
Director of Special Education and Pupil Services Licensure
Principal Licensure

Dawn Dejulio

Instructional Coach

Dawn has 15 years experience in a variety of educational settings. She began her career working in a school for students with emotional and behavioral disabilities before becoming a special education teacher and math coach. Dawn strives to develop strong relationships with all the students and families with whom she works. She was recognized as Florida Teacher of the Year in 2012 and has a certification from Edgewood College in instructional coaching.

Dawn resides in Clermont, Florida with her husband and three girls. During her free time, she enjoys exercising, spending time with her family, and refinishing furniture.

She specializes in the following:
Add + Vantage Math Recovery (AVMR)
Inclusive Practices
Universal Design for Learning Framework
Personalized Learning
Social and Emotional Learning
Supporting Behaviors

Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education
Endorsements in Reading, Math, and ELL
Certification as a Learning Behavioral Specialist

Renae Braun

Instructional Coach

Renae was a special education teacher for six years before becoming a reading teacher, literacy coach, district literacy coordinator, and principal. She is trained in reading recovery and is a certified coach from the Literacy Coaching Institute. She was a Teacher of the Year finalist in Illinois and won the Outstanding Administrator Award from the Wisconsin State Reading Association in 2022.

Renae lives in Kaukauna, WI with her husband and their daughter. During her free time, she enjoys kayaking, reading, working out, and spending time with family.

She specializes in the following:
Response to Intervention
Balanced Literacy
Teachers College Units of Study®
Professional Learning Communities
Universal Backwards Design (UBD),
Responsive Classroom®

Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education
Master’s Degree Reading Education (K-12)
Educational Leadership Licensure
Special Education Licensure
English Language Learning Licensure

Anna Dorrance

Instructional Coach

Neurodiversity-Affirming Speech Language Pathologist

Anna is a licensed speech-language pathologist with a passion for supporting autistic students, non-speaking students, and students with challenging behaviors in school, home, and summer camp environments. She strives to support students’ self-advocacy skills through neurodiversity-affirming practices and the collaborative and proactive solutions model.

Anna lives near Madison, WI and spends most of her time chasing her two young boys, drinking coffee, reading, and spending time with family at the lake.

She specializes in the following:
Inclusive Practices
Augmentative & Alternative Communication
Visual Supports
Collaborative & Proactive Solutions Model
Challenging Behaviors
Social Emotional Learning

Bachelors in Communicative Sciences & Disorders
Certificate in Education Policy
Masters in Speech Language Pathology

Monica Schommer

Instructional Coach

Monica has been in education for over 30 years (and counting!). She’s worked with kindergarteners, high schoolers and everyone in between. Before joining our team, she taught elementary students for 20 years. She was trained at the New Teacher Center Leadership Academy that allowed her to train mentors and support new teachers across the United States and Canada. As a result of that training, Monica joined and eventually led the Dane County New Teacher Project which supported 16 districts in their mentoring and induction programs. Most recently, Monica served as principal for an elementary school in Cross Plains, WI. She brings a lot of experience and vision to our organization.

Monica lives in Verona, WI with her husband Patrick. In her free time, she enjoys reading, e-biking, decorating, DIY projects, and spending time with family and friends.

She specializes in the following:
Coaching, Mentoring, Induction
Professional Development
Restorative Practices
Responsive Classroom®
Equity work
Elementary logistics and scheduling
Curriculum Development
Educator Effectiveness

Wisconsin K-12 Principal licensure
Wisconsin K-12 Director of Instruction licensure
Master of Science in Education – Professional Development
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education