Wisconsin Staff

Lindsey Stapel

President

In 2005 Lindsey began her career with Futura Language Professionals as a Wisconsin teacher, serving the Madison area schools for two years. While in college, Lindsey had the opportunity to live and study in Oaxaca, Mexico. In Mexico she cultivated an interest in teaching at Instituto Mckinly, a bilingual elementary school where Lindsey volunteered. This experience not only enhanced her language skills, but also inspired her love of the Mexican culture. It was there that she realized her desire to spread the goals of second language acquisition, primarily Spanish, in the United States. Lindsey graduated with Distinction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with degrees in Spanish and Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies. Lindsey has also traveled, volunteered, and studied at Escuela La Union, in Antigua, Guatemala. As a veteran Futura teacher, Lindsey continued to help grow the teaching staff and programs in Wisconsin and was a co-writer on the curriculum development team. In 2013 Lindsey was promoted to the leadership role as the Director for Futura working alongside the President to oversee management as well as coordinating company goals and strategies. As of September 2020, Lindsey took over ownership of Futura Language Professionals and is excited to continue promoting the company’s mission through quality Spanish education programs.

Please contact Lindsey regarding employment opportunities in the Milwaukee area:
Telephone: 414-793-9698
Email:  LindseyM@FuturaAdventures.com

Sandy O’Keefe

Program Coordinator for Wisconsin and Minnesota

Sandy came to Futura Language Professionals in 2011 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of WI – Madison.  Her degree provided her with the knowledge that exposing children to ethnic and cultural experiences at an early age will allow them to become diversified and confident young individuals with an increased appreciation for life.  Upon graduation Sandy taught 4-year-old preschool at a learning center in Madison, where she designed and instructed lesson plans focused around specific themes.  She also assisted the center in becoming nationally accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).  After Sandy moved back to her hometown near Milwaukee, she began an extensive 7-year career in marketing and administrative services.  In addition to serving as the liaison for our parents and schools in the Wisconsin and Minnesota regions, Sandy is an active mother of two elementary-aged children.  She believes that exposing children to early language learning is a bridge to another culture and a doorway to a larger world.

Please contact Sandy with any questions related to our Enrichment programs:
Telephone: 262-719-9332
Email: SandyO@FuturaAdventures.com

Callie Schulist

Bilingual Area Madison Manager

Callie joined Futura Language Professionals in 2022 as the area manager for the Madison area, but her passion for language learning began much earlier. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin in 2021 with majors in Psychology and Spanish. While pursuing her degree, she spent time studying in Spain at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She also worked as a tutor for ESL students in the Madison area. Following her graduation, she returned to Spain for a year to teach English in elementary schools. Spending time in Spain allowed her to improve her skills in teaching foreign languages, as well as her own Spanish language skills. She was inspired to pursue a career focused in Spanish education after seeing how language learning can make a big impact on children and communities, both in her own life and the lives of her students. Callie is excited to be part of a team that strives to bring new opportunities to children and expand the multicultural environment in the Madison area.

Please contact Callie with any questions related to our Madison Area Teaching opportunities:
Telephone: 414-949-1210
Email: Callie@FuturaAdventures.com