Every single child, regardless of ability or background will have their strengths celebrated and challenges supported through respect, high expectations, and unconditional love. We believe that every single teacher and staff member holds our children’s future in their hands. We will help shape that future life of success.

  • We believe that Sonnenberg Schools will be recognized in the city, state and across the country for the positive impact it has on students, families and communities.

  • We believe that students at Sonnenberg Schools will achieve at or above grade level because of the individualized educational experience, intentional support, and strong relationships that are built with staff throughout their experience here. Staff work with specialists through our partnership with Sonnenberg Consultants and the community in order to improve student outcomes.

  • We believe that the students at Sonnenberg Schools will demonstrate that they can, and will, be successful in middle school, high school, college, and life because of the social, emotional, and academic success they experience while at Sonnenberg Schools.

  • We believe that the staff of Sonnenberg Schools view their work as a service to students, their families, and the community. They use current best practices for the education of students, and regularly engage in professional development and training to grow as educators. Collaborative teams with members from all aspects of the organization meet regularly to ensure the success of all students served by Sonnenberg Schools.

Leadership Team

Heather Wenthold
Heather WentholdPresident and CEO
Amelia Fahnrich
Amelia FahnrichVice President of SPED and Academics
Ali Blum
Ali BlumVice President of Finance and Business Operations

Board of Education

Farrah Sonnenberg, Board Chair

Jason Sonnenberg, Vice Board Chair

Jeff Winden, Secretary

Gary Meador, Treasurer

Nicole Ellish, Member


At Sonnenberg Schools our staff have been trained in Safety-Care Behavioral Safety Training, a leading crisis prevention training course focusing on how to prevent behavioral challenges, de-escalate early and manage behaviors safely. The curriculum is founded upon evidence-based research in the areas of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) which we believe offers our staff and those we serve with the best strategies available. Safety-Care is consistent with our goal to maintain a comfortable, safe and learning environment and it meets or exceeds the accreditation standards outlined by CARF, JCAHO, COA and other agencies concerned with quality care. If you have additional questions regarding Safety-Care and its implementation, don’t hesitate to ask.

Contact Information

2015 Franklin St.
Racine, WI 53403

Heather Wenthold, President and CEO

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Important Reminders

February 20th- President’s Day, No School

March 27th-March 31st- Spring Break, No School

April 7th-10th- Easter Break, No School

May 29th- Memorial Day, No School

June 8th- Last Day!

June 26th-July 27th- Summer School