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Karen Coates, RN BSN, currently teaches Medical Terminology here in the WACC. She attended the University of Maryland. She is married & has two daughters, ages 17 & 24. 

In her own words, Karen says:
After high school, I landed a great job in an insurance company while attending college classes in the evening. After several years of feeling unfulfilled, I decided to explore health care. The first class I took was medical terminology. After becoming interested in health care, I became a nurse. I was fortunate enough to train at and work with physicians from Johns Hopkins, and the University of Maryland. I have worked in units such as medical-surgical, telemetry, post-op, IV therapy and the Intensive Care Unit. The ICU was my favorite because it allowed more autonomy and the utilization of more skills and knowledge. I became a certified nurse in ICU and ACLS certified which requires more education. Being ACLS certified allowed me the opportunity to be a part of the rapid response team. At this time in my life, I am grateful to be an instructor at WACC. This opportunity allows me to take what I have learned and experienced and share it with students who have expressed an interest in healthcare.

Thanks so much, Karen, for allowing us to feature you on the blog today. We are so thankful to have you here in the WACC! 

(Karen is pictured above with her oldest daughter.)
Lucas Rhodes is a senior here at WCHS/WACC. He has taken many WACC classes, including Business Law & Ethics, Digital Applications, Principles of Business Management, Personal Financial Responsibility, Web Design I, PLTW Principles of Biomedical Science, & Preparing for College & Careers. 

He recently earned 1st place in the state of Indiana as a Microsoft Office Specialist. Last fall when he took the Digital Applications class, he earned his Microsoft Office Specialist certification in Word 2016 through Certiport. He was automatically entered into their contest for the 2017 MOS US National Championship Fall Qualifier and finished first! He will move on and compete in Atlanta, Georgia later this spring. 

Congrats, Lucas! We are so proud of you. Thanks for letting us feature you on the blog today!


Angie Heinsman is a Business, Marketing, & Information Technology Education Teacher and WBL Co-Op Coordinator. She graduated from Grace College with her Bachelor's and Indiana University for her Master's degree. She's been married to her husband, Randy, for 25 years and they have 2 kids, a junior in here at WCHS and a freshman in college. Angie teaches Accounting, Advanced Accounting, Work Based Learning Co-Op, and loves them all because they are all very different. She loves teaching kids about accounting and seeing them find potential careers, and she loves seeing her WBL Co-Op students become part of a team outside of school and demonstrate excellence in their career field. During her free time, Angie loves to KNIT!!!! 

We are so grateful for you, Mrs. Heinsman, and appreciate you allowing us to feature you on the blog today!


Angela Hopper is a Business, Information, & Technology Education Department teacher here at the Warsaw Area Career Center and currently teaches radio and TV I, Radio II, TVII, TVII, Videography, Photoshop, Video Editing. She earned her undergraduate degree from Huntington University and her graduate degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. Angela is married to Luke. In her free time, she loves baking, hiking, traveling, gardening, and spending time with family. She also enjoys playing in competitive games of Euchre & Settlers of Catan. During her teaching career, Angela has coached Swimming (from age 4 through varsity in high school) and the Social Studies Academic Team, both of which she loved coaching. She's also sponsored Environmental Club (Teens for Green) and Student Council. Mrs. Hopper says that she loves seeing her students utilize their creativity to the fullest in all of her classes. 
Thank you, Angela, for allowing us to feature you on the website today. We are thankful to have you here at the WACC!
Keegan Tom is a sophomore here at Warsaw Community High School & Warsaw Area Career Center. His current WACC classes include Landscape Management I & II, but has also previously taken Robotics Design & Innovation and Intro to Agriculture. Keegan is involved in Track & Field and is an Honor Roll student. Upon graduation in a couple years, he plans to attend Purdue University to major in Agriculture. His Ag teacher, Mrs. Kincaid, says that Keegan is not only always eager to help & be a part of the team, but also is a joy to have in class. Thanks, Keegan, for allowing us to feature you on the blog today. The WACC is proud of you!

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