Our Staff

Lisa Colla

Mrs. Colla - Dean / Program Facilitator / Lead Teacher
Email - collal@wawmsd.org
Phone (414) 604-4291

Mrs. Colla has dedicated her career to helping students achieve personal and academic success. Mrs. Colla has taught in the West Allis/West Milwaukee School District since 1989.  She has taught grades 1, 2, 3, and high school. In addition, she has been a reading teacher working with students at a variety of levels and in multiple settings. She is the founder and director of the Morgan Grove Family Center, an after-school and summer site for children in subsidized housing.  Mrs. Colla is the dean, teacher and Program Facilitator for Shared Journeys. Here she has moved the school from a program to the current status of an instrumentality charter school. She has served on numerous committees and in leadership roles both at the district level as well as within the community.  Among her accomplishments she was a Kohl Fellowship Award recipient , Community Dinner Dance recipient, MMBSA Teacher of the Year, and Crystal Apple Grant and Award recipient. She holds a B.S. and M.S. in education, minor in health education, reading licensure, alternative education licensure, online instructor licensure and child care provider licensure. She enjoys spending time with her husband, four daughters and son in law, traveling, exercising and reading.

Joan Delaney - Consultant
Email delajo@wawmsd.org

For the past 40 + years, Joan Delaney has worked with West Allis-West Milwaukee students and parents in the role as  teacher, principal, coordinator and consultant, promoting opportunities for student success. As educator, parent and grandparent, Mrs. Delaney is committed to seeing that learning barriers to teen and expectant parents are minimized and learning opportunities are maximized. Mrs. Delaney feels privileged to work with Mrs. Colla and the students and parents of Shared Journeys Charter school  to ensure that all students have access to the tools and resources needed to achieve the Shared Journeys Mission: “To provide expectant and school age parents an opportunity to complete a high school education, encouraging strong parenting, healthy lifestyles and building post-secondary skills through supportive community and innovative learning environments.”

Maria Malvitz

Maria Malvitz - Secretary / Child Care Manager
Email - malvitzm@wawmsd.org 
Phone - (414) 604-4293

Mrs. Malvitz is the Secretary / Child Care Manager at Shared Journeys Charter High School in the WAWM School District. She was born and raised in California and moved to Wisconsin in 1996. There she met her husband, Ryan, and they have three daughters. Mrs. Malvitz has volunteered for the Girl Scouts of Southeast Wisconsin being not only a Troop Leader but also the area's School Organizer and Caroling Coordinator and has worked in the elementary, and now high school levels both in food service and as a secretary. When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, attending their ballet recitals, basketball and softball games, gardening and taking her dog for walks.


Jessie Hogan

Jessica Hogan - Academic Tutor
Email - hoganj@wawmsd.org
Phone - (414) 604-4292

Jenny S

Jenny Szalacinski - Child Care Provider
Email - szalacinskij@wawmsd.org 
Phone - (414) 604-4293

Ms. Szalacinski is the child care provider for Shared Journeys and also a Special Education Aide at Irving Elementary. She started working in the West Allis/West Milwaukee School District through the West Allis Recreation and Community Services Department in 2014 as a summer playground supervisor and then became a building supervisor as well as an instructor for various classes. She also has been a volunteer in the elementary school, a lunchroom supervisor and classroom helper. She has earned her childcare provider certifications and loves working with the staff, students and their children.  She enjoys spending her free time sitting on her patio when the weather is nice, and spending time with her two children and family.

Kaylee Breska

Kaylee Breska - Child Care Provider
Email - breskak@wawmsd.org 
Phone - (414) 604-4293

Ms. Breska, an alumni of Shared Journeys, is a child care provider in the Shared Journeys Infant Lab.  She has earned her childcare provider and infant and toddler certifications. When not at Shared Journeys, she enjoys spending time with her two daughters, decorating and doing crafts.