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The Warsaw Area Career Center is excited to introduce the new Warsaw Early Learning Academy to you, along with the staff members that will be caring for these children. This program was implemented to help support Warsaw Community School staff members & their families. The WELA currently has 23 students with ages ranging from infant through 5 years old. Please see below for bios from our new staff members, more pictures of the facility, & how much fun these sweet children have already been having. 




Lynette Hawn

Warsaw Early Learning Academy Director

Lynette will be in charge of overseeing our new childcare program here at Warsaw Community Schools and will be working directly with the students, as well as supervising the staff. She is responsible for the daily organization of the program and whatever else each day may bring.
Lynette attended Purdue University and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development & Family Studies.
She’s been married for 27 years to Joe Hawn (Officer Hawn). They have 3 children; Meghan (20), Nicholas (20) and Jacob (16). They also have 2 dogs; Maggie, a 9-year-old Golden Retriever, and Max a 1-year-old chocolate lab. Lynette has lived in Warsaw/Winona lake for 27 years but grew up in Fort Wayne. She is the oldest of 4 children and her family attends Walnut Creek United Methodist Church.
In her spare time, Lynette loves to bake, go for walks, read, and watch movies with her family.
When asked about her favorite things, Lynette says:
I LOVE Mexican food!! I could eat it every day if my family would agree to it.
My favorite color is yellow.
My favorite flower is a sunflower.
My husband and I have been chaperoning youth mission trips for 24 years at our church Walnut Creek UMC.
I am a Harry Potter fan!! Love the books and movies.
My favorite band is Third Day and lead singer Mac Powell. I have seen them in concert 20 times.



Erin Schramm
Assistant Director: Infant/Toddler

Erin will be in charge of taking care of all the daily needs of our youngest Tigers in the infant/toddler room. She is very excited about the opportunity to serve our staff & their families in this role.
Erin grew up here in Warsaw, attended Grace College in Winona Lake, and has 3 brothers. She has been married to her husband Drew for just over a year.

Some of her favorites include the color blue, meal: meatloaf, mac & cheese, and green bean casserole, and dessert: brownies or chocolate chip cookies. An interesting fact about Erin is that she has a twin brother, Ethan.
During her free time, she loves to play tennis, ultimate frisbee, bike riding, going for walks, and spending time with family & friends.



Shelby Swartz
Assistant Director: Preschool

Shelby will be in charge of teaching the preschool class (ages 3-5), but also is serving in a part-time advisory role with our FFA Chapter. This school year she is most excited to get to know all of her students and to be able to help them succeed in every way possible.
Shelby is a Wawasee High School graduate and is currently attending North Carolina State University.
During her spare time, Shelby loves to take naps, do anything outdoors (camping, gardening, kayaking, etc.) & spend time with her family, boyfriend, & dogs. Her favorite color is turquoise and her favorite food is anything grilled.  


The Warsaw Area Career Center is excited to announce the addition of two new Engineering Technology Education teachers. 


Andrea Miller
Engineering/Manufacturing Teacher


Ms. Miller is teaching Project Lead the Way: Engineering Design & Development, Intro to Manufacturing, & Intro to Transportation. She graduated from Ball State University with a BFA- Metals & BS- Art Education and also earned her MFA in Metals from the University of Wisconsin- Madison. 

Andrea loves being outdoors, running, paddle boarding, riding her bike, walking her dog, traveling, & going camping. She describes herself as a "maker" and loves to make things: metalsmithing, knitting, sewing, building/construction, baking, etc. 

When asked to add anything else that's interesting about herself, she says: 


I really like avocados, chai lattes, & sparkling water. My dog is super cute. Teaching brings together my love of making things, the joy I find in building relationships, and an opportunity to impact my community.

This summer I drove over 7000 towing my little vintage camper, LeRoy, all through the SouthWest as part of my Lilly Grant Fellowship. I spent the year previous to the trip completely rebuilding the camper from the frame up.

My most current project is a collaboration with my dear friend, Amelia. We are putting together a three-part art exhibition at the Women's Rights National Historical Park in Seneca, New York. In 2020 the exhibition will celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment awarding women the right to vote.



Ryan Seagert
Engineering Technology Teacher

Mr. Seagert graduated from the University of Nebraska. He is teaching Project Lead the Way: Digital Electronics, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Industrial Automation & Robotics I & II, Project Lead the Way: Honors Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering & Architecture, Preparing for College & Careers, Intro to Transportation, Robotics Design & Innovation, and Robotics Design & Innovation for Women.

In his spare time, he likes to read, watch TV, spend time with the cutest niece in the world, and go to the movies.





The Welding Technology Program recently received brand new welders. Under the direction of Certified Welding Instructor, Chris Morr, the program purchased 24 welders total with 12 Square Wave TIG 200's and 12 Power Mig 260's. These welders represent the latest welding technology on the market. 

Unboxing and assembling our new Lincoln Power MIG 260's are an Advanced student, Daniela Parra and beginning students, Armondo Vargas and Caeden Meade. 


WACC/WCHS Parents & Students:

Don't forget you're invited to our Back to School event happening right here in our building tomorrow night, Thursday, Aug. 23, from 
4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

Parents & students are encouraged to come to visit and tour the WACC/WCHS and learn more about everything our schools have to offer. You won't want to miss this exciting event! 

*PARENTS AND GUARDIANS-CLASS OF 2019:
You are invited to attend informational presentations on the evening of Thursday, August 23, during Back to School Night. The presentations will be held in the Performing Arts Center beginning at 5:30.

5:30-6:15- ISTEP Results, Remediations, What Now?

6:15-6:50- College Financial Aid Information

6:50-7:05- Kosciusko County Work Ethic Certificate-New! (See flyer below!)

*PARENTS AND GUARDIANS-CLASS OF 2020:

5:00-5:30: Diploma Requirements

5:30-6:15- ISTEP Results, Remediation, What Now?

We look forward to seeing you Thursday, August 23 at 5:30 p.m.


    
Chef Mark Bragg's Culinary Arts & Hospitality II students recently completed Level One of Foundations of Restaurant Management & Culinary Arts and earned their certifications from the National Restaurant Association. Congratulations to:

Brianna McBrier
Michael Busz
Breana Mayer
Micah Hall
Ricardo Saldivar
Cosme Olivarez


{ P.S.- To our amazing Blue Apron patrons, be on the lookout for updates soon about our public opening date! }

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