University of Wisconsin–Madison

MSPE Teaching Assistants

Madeline Wadington

mwadington@wisc.edu Madeline Wadington is a graduate student in Educational Psychology. Maddy has been a teaching assistant for several classes during her time as a graduate student and is excited to join the MSPE team. Maddy’s role includes assisting with the teaching of MSPE courses and helping with administrative aspects of the program. 

Photo of Tanya NovotnakTanya Novotnak

tnovotnak@wisc.edu Tanya Novotnak is a second-year school psychology student from Madison. She earned a B.A. from Knox College (Galesburg, IL) in psychology and French. Tanya has enjoyed developing as a teacher through service in AmeriCorps, the Peace Corps, and as a TA in undergraduate and graduate school. Tanya is advised by Craig Albers, and she is interested in community prevention and early intervention strategies including parent/family engagement interventions and community-level strategies for promoting family well-being. Currently, Tanya is involved in research on a parent-teacher consultation model for middle school students with behavior challenges, as well as a rural education research project. Tanya enjoys exploring the outdoors, cooking, and learning languages. Her role within the MSPE program includes acting as teaching assistant for MSPE courses and helping with administrative aspects of the program.