Virtual Education

Contact Information

Digital Learning Consultant
Lori Thilmany
(307) 777-7418

Virtual Education Enrolled Act 57 includes several statutory changes regarding the K-12 distance learning programs in Wyoming. The changes will be 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 2017.

Changes to the Virtual Education System

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 will be 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:

Upcoming Meetings

July 25, 2017 – 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Natrona 1 Central Services Building (970 N. Glenn Road) Casper – Agenda

August 7, 2017 – 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. WDE-WebEx

August 28, 2017 – 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. WDE-WebEx

Past Meetings

July 12, 2017 – 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. WDE-WebEx – Agenda & Meeting Notes

June 28, 2017 – 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Natrona 1 Central Services Building (970 N. Glenn Road) Casper – Agenda & Meeting Notes

June 15, 2017 – 2 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. WDE-WebEx – Agenda & Meeting Notes

May 24, 2017 – 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jefferson Room (970 N. Glenn Road) Casper – Agenda & Meeting Notes

Virtual Education Advisory Committee:
  • Zeta Anderson, Virtual Education Parent
  • Nick Bellack, Professional Teaching Standards Board
  • Jamie Christensen, Sweetwater County School District #2
  • Laurie Davis, Campbell County School District #1
  • Affie Ellis, Senator
  • 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
  • Mike Maloney, Sweetwater County School District #1
  • Richard Parker, Big Horn County School District #1
  • Summer Stephens, Weston County School District #7
  • Katie Swistowicz, Fremont County School District #21
  • Jeff Verosky, Wyoming Virtual Academy

Wyoming Switchboard Network

The Wyoming Switchboard Network is a collection of distance education providers that deliver coursework to K-12 students.
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How to Join the Wyoming Switchboard Network

  • Single-District or Statewide Provider – Under Revision
  • Out-of-State Partnership – Under Revision
  • Contact Lori Thilmany at or 307.777.7418