Virtual Education

Contact Information

Virtual Education Consultant
Lori Thilmany
(307) 777-7418
lori.thilmany@wyo.gov

Virtual Education Enrolled Act 57 included several statutory changes regarding the K-12 distance learning programs in Wyoming. The changes are being implemented through the formation of a Virtual Education Advisory Committee, revisions to the Chapter 41 Distance Education Rules and program policies. Updates on the implementation progress will be provided throughout the 2017-2018 school year.

Chapter 41 Virtual Education Rules

Current Rules and Regulations


Virtual Education Advisory Committee

During the 2017 legislative session, the Legislature passed Senate File 35/Enrolled Act 57, which made significant revisions and additions to Wyoming’s virtual education system. A critical component of the statutory changes includes the formation of the Virtual Education Advisory Committee. This advisory committee is tasked with recommending modifications to rules, policies, practices and procedures, and serve in an advisory capacity to school districts to improve the delivery of virtual education course across the state.

Virtual Education Advisory Committee Meetings

The VEAC meets the second Wednesday of each month via WDE-Zoom. Contact Lori Thilmany to join the next meeting.

  • June 13, 2018 – 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Past Meetings

Virtual Education Advisory Committee

  • Zeta Anderson, Virtual Education Parent
  • Nish Goicolea, Professional Teaching Standards Board
  • Jamie Christensen, Sweetwater County School District #2
  • Laurie Davis, Campbell County School District #1
  • John Freeman, Representative
  • Steve Hopkins, Natrona County School District #1
  • Nancy Johnson, Western Wyoming Community College
  • R.J. Kost, Park County School District #1
  • Angelique Littlejohn, Niobrara County School District #1
  • Richard Parker, Big Horn County School District #1
  • Shannon Siebert, Wyoming Connections Academy
  • Tanya Sisernos, Natrona Virtual Learning
  • Katie Swistowicz, Fremont County School District #21
  • Jeff Verosky, Wyoming Virtual Academy