June 28, 2021 Achievements

Sioux City Career Academy’s Mary Dermit Inducted Into HOSA Hall of Fame

MaryDermit June2021

Sioux City Career Academy teacher Mary Dermit has been inducted into the HOSA – Future Health Professionals Hall of Fame. The announcement was made during the HOSA International Leadership Conference in June.

During her 25 years with the Sioux City Community School District, Dermit has been instrumental in many District programs, most recently in courses with the Sioux City Career Academy’s health science pathway including Health Careers and Teams, Medical Terminology, Issues in Health and Society, and Principals of Biomedical Science. She has worked tirelessly to advance health science education, growing the number of local HOSA students from four to nearly 400.

Dermit has served as a local chapter advisor and HOSA board member. In 2010 and 2019, she was named Advisor of the Year for Iowa HOSA at the organization’s state leadership conference.

HOSA is a global student-led organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services. The organization’s mission is to empower HOSA – Future Health Professionals to become leaders in the global health community through education, collaboration, and experience. The organization actively promotes career opportunities in the health industry and the importance of quality health care to all people.

The Sioux City Career Academy offers over 30 career pathways for students to explore. Every pathway is a career-focused sequence of high school courses that integrates core academic knowledge with technical and occupational skills to provide students with a pathway to post-secondary education and careers.