My name is Bonnie Wehnes and I am thrilled to be part of the CELA family as the school’s Administrative Assistant. I have been a part of CELA from the beginning, one of the very first occupants. I have never worked so hard or been so amazed by the dedication, compassion and professionalism that I encounter here every day.
Over the past 25 years I have held a variety of positions in businesses that run the gamut from small to giant, like GE and ProHealth Care. Seven of those years were spent working at Hartland South Elementary School in various areas of the school, office, lunchroom, library and classroom. Wherever there was a need I was happy to contribute, much like CELA. I really enjoyed being surrounded by energetic students, the variety of tasks and working to support students and staff.
Most recently I was employed at ProHealth Care, Waukesha Memorial Hospital, in Palliative Care. Palliative Care focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, physical stress, and mental stress of a serious illness—whatever the diagnosis. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family. In this role I was instrumental in starting and growing the palliative program. I found this position to be fulfilling, constantly changing and emotionally challenging and after five years I had accomplished a great deal. Recently, I felt a tug to return to the wholesome school environment. That’s how I came to be at CELA!
We are blessed with three wonderful boys who keep me busy. In addition to spending time with my family, I enjoy many activities outside of work, most of which include the great outdoors. I love traveling with my family, walking, hiking, playing tennis, gardening, romping with my dog, baking and I always end my night reading.
One of the most important things I’ve learned through the years is that by treating people the way you would like to be treated you can make a significant difference in someone’s day. Always smile!
Luke 6:31 31 Do to others as you would have them do to you.