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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!




Kylee Gudeman is a current senior here at WCHS/WACC. In addition to her current Internship with Mrs. Ross, she's taken many WACC classes, including Intro to Housing & Interior Design, Principles of Marketing, & Preparing for College & Careers.

During her free time, Kylee enjoys Bible studies, sewing, baking, photography, crafting, painting, drawing, & playing the piano & flute. She also is involved in Fellowship for Christian Athletes, National Honors Society, cross country, theater productions, and teaching children's ministry at Fellowship Baptist Church. She also runs a small specialty cake business out of her home. 

Kylee has always been a high-honor roll student, is in the top 5% of her class, and is an academic athlete. She received the most improved actress award her freshman year of One Acts and has earned several gold medals at ISSMAS competitions for piano. 

Upon graduation, Kylee plans to attend either Grace College or Taylor University to major in either counseling or social work, with a minor in Biblical studies. She hopes to work in the field of advocacy and potentially go overseas for mission work. 

Congrats, Kylee, and thanks for allowing us to feature you on the blog today. We are so proud of you!

From Mrs. Ross: Thank you, Light Rail Cafe and Chrissy Hostetler, for giving my Intern Kylee Gudeman the hands-on experience of what it takes to be an entrepreneur in the baking field (and yes! Those desserts were as delicious as they look!).
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!

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