Office Staff

Educate-WI Staff


Tricia Schlicht

Program Administrator
715-246-6555 Ext 102


Maggie Bussewitz

Program Administrator
715-246-6555 Ext 101




Tricia Schlicht is the Program Administrator for the 10 Sped initial and additional licensure program and WiscAd initial and additional licensure program. She joined Educate-WI in November 2019. Tricia holds a Bachelor's Degree in Hospitality Management from Ferris State University.  Prior to joining the Educate-WI team, Tricia was an Administrative Assistant for the School District of New Richmond's Curriculum Department for seven years and the Program Coordinator for NEMCSA's Early Head Start program for five years.

Tricia and her husband have two sons, both recent college graduates, and four dogs, all GSPs. In her free time she enjoys photography, cooking, reading, and visiting with family and friends.




I am the Program Administrator for the Project Teaching and EdNova programs. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Madison with my Bachelor's Degree in Human Development and Family Studies. Since then, I've been a preschool teacher, an Enrollment Specialist at a private preschool, and an Operations Coordinator at another private preschool. I've always loved the field of education, and ensuring children have access to high quality education. In my previous experiences, I've educated families on the importance of early education. Now, I get to help fill our schools with the people that will uphold the expectations of families looking for their children to learn and grow in a safe, loving, and fun environment. Through my position at Educate-WI, I assist in making sure students completing our program feel prepared for their role as an educator. I'm committed to ensure that our next generation of teachers are of a high caliber and have the tools & support they need to do their job. I started at Educate-WI in November 2022, and what I love most is working directly with those interested in working in the field of education, and hearing the extreme passion that our students have for teaching.

My husband and I have been married since 2016, and have a four-year-old son and a Shiba Inu. We recently moved to Wisconsin from Minnesota, and love to spend time outside as a family- swimming, boating, riding bikes, playing at the playground, and enjoying time with extended family and friends. In my free time, I love doing anything to tap into my creative side- calligraphy, DIY home projects, cooking, baking, and organizing.



Erin Schiltgen

Executive Director
715-246-6555 Ext 103

I have had the privilege of working for Educate-WI for 4 years. I served as a 10 Sped Instructor for 4 years and am now the Executive Director. I hold a Bachelor's Degree and certification in special education from UW-Eau Claire, a Master's Degree in Reading from Concordia University and certifications as Director of Pupil Services and Principal from Viterbo University. I have served in many roles in education. I was a special education teacher at the elementary and middle levels for over 13 years, a special education instructional coach, and Director of Student Services in the Hudson School District for 5 years. I have been working in the field of education for over 20 years and it is truly my passion! I love being a part of the Educate-WI team helping future teachers and administrators reach their goals and ultimately make a positive impact on youth in our school districts. 

My husband Ed, a special education teacher, and I have two girls who keep us very busy with events and activities. In my free time I enjoy cooking, traveling, camping with my family, and staying connected to extended family and friends.  






      Linda Maitrejean

   Chief Executive Officer
   715-246-6555 Ext 104


I earned my Bachelor's Degree and certifications in Learning Disabilities and Elementary Education from UW-Eau Claire; my Master's Degree in Educational Administration and certification as Director of Special Education and Pupil Services from UW-Superior; and a Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership from St. Mary's University of Minnesota. Additionally,I hold certifications in Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities and Director of Curriculum and Instruction. I was a special education teacher for twelve years prior to moving into special education administration in 2000. In addition to my full time administrator role, I also taught part time adult basic education courses for four years and graduate level courses for over fifteen years. I became the director of the 10 Sped and WiscAd Programs in 2014 and in 2017 I became the owner of Educate-WI. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve our students! It is exciting to be part of their journey while they fulfill their dream of becoming an educator. I appreciate the work that our expert faculty and staff do in helping to make our student experience with Educate-WI exceptional! I am passionate about education and am inspired by those who, no matter what role they are in, strive every day to make a difference in the lives of others.

I enjoy spending as much time as I can with family and friends. I appreciate every opportunity I have to get outside. I enjoy hiking, boating, canoeing, snowshoeing and spending time at our cabin. I am a lifelong learner and continue to take classes for personal and professional development.


1482 St Croix Ave, Suite 2
New Richmond, WI 54017

Phone: 715-246-6555
Fax: 888-510-2899