Office Staff

Educate-WI Staff


Tricia Schlicht

Program Administrator
715-246-6555 Ext 102

I have been a Program Adminsitrator for Educate-WI since 2019. I hold a  bachelor's Degree in Hospitality Management from Ferris State University.  Prior to joining the Educate-WI team, I 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. I believe I’ve finally found my calling. I really enjoy meeting new people and working with the students as they begin their journey to become teachers and administrators.

My husband Mark and I have been married for 25 years. We have two sons and four dogs, all GSPs. Our eldest, Nicolas graduated from Michigan Tech in April 2022. He lives in Ludington, MI and works in Manistee, MI as an engineer for PCA. Our younger son Quintin graduated from UM Duluth in December 2022. He is living in Duluth, MN and is a field engineer for Omnicell . In my free time I enjoy traveling, photography, cooking, reading and visiting with family and friends.


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