Our Mission


To advance the growth and success of students in Wisconsin Health Sciences classes/programs by supporting classroom teachers with impactful resources and creating an avenue to communicate with teachers from across the state, sharing best practices.

Our Vision


To build, grow, and enhance successful Health Sciences programs in Wisconsin

Our History

Wisconsin HOPE has been a teacher-run organization supporting health science educators in the state since 1998.  At the 2019 HOPE conference a committee was formed to restructure the group to better meet our future needs.  The Wisconsin HOPE committee has worked diligently over the past eight months to develop relationships and create a framework to transition WI-Hope into the future. 

We are now WI-HSEA (Health Science Educators Association) !  By forming partnerships with Wisconsin AHEC (Area Health Education Centers) and the National Consortium for Health Science Educators (NCHSE), we have expanded our opportunity to provide support, resources, networking, and professional development as well as a framework for future growth of the organization.  

We would like to extend a special THANK YOU to Christina Patrin, Wisconsin’s Health Science Education Consultant for her help, input, and support throughout the reorganization process. Her participation in this process was priceless! 

WI-HSEA is committed to providing classroom teachers with resources and providing an avenue to communicate with teachers from across the state and nation, sharing best practices and concerns.


Meet your Advisory Committee Members

Caryn Riederer - Co-Chair

Waukesha North High School

Conference Committee

"As a Health Sciences educator for over two decades, I crave those “AHA!” moments students have when they are learning, applying, and analyzing new information. What makes me feel most successful is when students take those newly learned skills and/or concepts, and actually apply them in their daily or professional practices working in their Health Science field of choice."

Kama Teske - Co-Chair

Arcadia High School

Conference Committee

"I am proud to be a Wisconiin Health Science Educator at Arcadia High School.  I teach Health Careers and Medical Terminology in dual credit with Chippewa Valley Technical College.  I also teach Nutrition & Wellness and Personal Health in dual credit with UW-Oshkosh.  I feel successful in offering my students opportunities but am continually striving to improve my program to better prepare students for future success."

Gloria Kehl - Co-Chair

Westosha High School

Marketing/Communications Committee

"I feel very fortunate to be part of the Career and Technical Education community where we can have such a positive impact on people's lives. One of the greatest things about being a teacher is guiding students to attain the knowledge, skills, attitude, and confidence needed to successfully reach their full potential!"

Christina Patrin - State Liaison

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction - Health Science Education Consultant

Wisconsin HOSA State Advisor

Membership & Campaign Committee

"My most proudest moments in education always involved watching my students grow as future health professionals. My favorite memories include supporting my students to complete their nursing assistant program and earn their certification, participating in service-learning experiences alongside them, and celebrating their achievements in HOSA."

Nancy Deyoung

Waukesha Academy of Health Professions

Membership & Campaign Committee

"The best part of teaching in the Waukesha Academy of Health Professions is the community we have built with our students. Our academic group is always striving to learn more and grow more."

Kelly Camber

Appleton North/Fox Cities Leadership Academy

Membership & Campaign Committee

"Over the past 17 years of my teaching career, I am most proud of my professional growth. I've taught a wide variety of courses and enjoy adding relevance and rigor to my classes. Working with a team of educators who are passionate about student learning and innovative is one of the most rewarding aspects of my teaching career. I also enjoy taking my students' learning beyond the walls of my school through community experiences and attending professional growth workshops whenever possible."

Maguita Stroud

Washington Park High School

Marketing/Communications Committee

"What I enjoy about teaching is my interaction with students and sharing hands-on industry skills. Each student is unique and I find I learn from them as well through their stories, their actions, and their personalities."