Brenda Vogds


Institute for Personalized Learning

Dr. Brenda Vogds, is the Director of the Institute for Personalized Learning, an education innovation lab dedicated to the transformation of public education. The Institute serves a growing number of member school districts engaged in Personalized, Competency-Based Education.Brenda has 23 years of experience in various educational roles in both Wisconsin and Minnesota. She began her career as a Business and Marketing Educator, and subsequently served as an Instructor in the College of Education at UW-Whitewater, a K- 12 Technology Coordinator, an Elementary School Principal, a secondary director of teaching and learning and most recently as the Leader of Personalized Learning and Innovation for Secondary Schools. She was a key leader in the beginning phases of competency-based education in the Kettle Moraine School District (WI), and Eastern Carver County School District (MN). Mrs. Vogds holds a PhD from Cardinal Stritch University where she studied the key elements of the Journey of the Kettle Moraine School District to Personalized, Competency Based Education.