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.

About WI HSEA

Meet your Advisory Committee Members

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Jennifer Doran - Co-Chair

New London High School

Event & Professional Development Planning Committee

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Kathy Jarosinski - Co-Chair

Lincoln High School

Website &  Finance Committee

"I love providing students with opportunities to experience real and relevant knowledge that they can take with them into their future healthcare careers. Allowing them to make connections through the Project Lead The Way Biomedical Science program that I have taught in for 11 years has provided hands-on experiences for students.  I love being a HOSA advisor where I can help students make meaningful connections to potential career pathways in healthcare."

"The best part of teaching is working with high school students and helping them explore the health science career pathways.  So many students know that they want to work in healthcare but have no idea how vast the career options are.  Assisting with career exploration, providing dual credit opportunities, and placing students in healthcare externships gives them a headstart in narrowing their focus."

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Monica Olague-Marchan - Co-Chair

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Member Communications Committee

I am passionate about helping students and classroom teachers to connect with professionals, who can model what a future in health-care would entail. This is especially important for students who have not traditionally seen people like them go into STEM careers and whose communities need access to great healthcare more than ever. Talented and innovative future health professionals are everywhere, teachers hold such treasure and promise in their hands. I love being part of this organization and sharing in its commitment to advancing the future of our State’s health-care education by supporting educators."

Christina Patrin - State Liaison

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction - Health Science Education Consultant

Wisconsin HOSA State Advisor

Website and Finance 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."

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Caryn Riederer - Co-Chair

Waukesha North High School

Event & Professional Development Planning and Member Communications Committees

Maguita Stroud - Co-Chair

Washington Park High School

Website & Finance and Member Communications Committees

"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."

"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."