In the Health Science Lab, students will explore patient care, sports medicine, mental and behavioral health, and many other health career pathways. Student projects will focus on developing and offering solutions to health care needs within the community of Madera.
Students will be using some of the most up-to-date medical technology in our lab, including a fully interactive and life-sized Anatomage Table, which will let you explore human anatomy with the swipe of a hand. Students will also develop professional skills taking vital signs, dissecting and observing real anatomy, and learning life-saving techniques like First Aid and CPR.
The Health Science Lab will give students the opportunity to earn their science, English, and elective credit. Our focus on real-world learning and building skills will give students a jump-start for success in high school.
In the healthcare industry, our students are doing more than building a career. They are caring for others, changing lives and, in turn, changing your own. The Health Science lab will help students begin this journey.
This is Brian’s 27th year in education; the 5th in the Madera Unified School District. Prior to his assignment at Madera TEC, Brian has taught, coached and led administrative teams in a variety of settings from elementary through the university level. Brian is a native of the South Valley growing up in Selma, CA. A proud Bulldog and Sunbird, he received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology and teaching credential from CSU Fresno, and his Masters of Arts in Education from Fresno Pacific University. Brian is passionate about teaching science (especially anatomy and physiology of the human body) and values the saying, “Be who you are and be that well” to inspire students to have confidence in themselves. In his spare time, Brian likes to run, watch his daughters perform in local theater and choir, and spend time with his family.
Jennifer Richardson is the Career Technical Education teacher for the Health Science Lab at Madera TEC. She attended Fresno City College and graduated in 2011 with an Associate of Science degree in Nursing. She ventured into the nursing career where she explored her passion for caring for others and making a difference impacting the lives of patients and their families. While working at Valley Children’s Healthcare, Jennifer pursued her Bachelor of Science at Fresno Pacific University and graduated in May 2019. It was a bittersweet transition because she invested her love and care into nursing, but wanted to make an impact on future healthcare professionals in eighth grade. She chose to join Madera TEC in order to be part of something revolutionary for this town. Jennifer is a mother of six amazing children, five boys and one girl ranging from twenty-one to three years of age. She grew up in Madera and is completely vested into this town. She has a loving partner who is also a native Maderan boy who is currently pursuing his career in education to work in Madera Unified.