• Greg Bodrie Eastern Service Unit (231) 865-4100 x1412

    My passion and success in the field can be directly attributed to the students and families I have had the privilege of working with over these many years. On most days I feel they have taught me more about this profession than any preparation program I ever attended. Their strength and will to succeed is truly inspirational!

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  • Karlie Parker Eastern Service Unit (231) 865-4100 x1411 Read More
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  • Carol Hackney Eastern Service Unit (231) 865-4100 x1455

    I joined the Fruitport Community Schools team twenty- two years ago coming from a medical office, the Mercy Heart Center where I greeted the public, did billing, and created publications for the center events.  I was first hired in the Fruitport Community Education Office for my first ten years, working with our office team in many areas such as Adult Education, Alternative Education, GED testing center, summer recreation and youth sports, tuition and Great Start Readiness Program, men’s basketball, senior citizens programs, and various adult computer and art classes that were offered at that time.

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  • Tammy Juusola Eastern Service Unit (231) 865-4100 x1410 Read More
  • Jamie Venema Eastern Service Unit (231) 865-4100 x1413

    There is nothing better than witnessing the spark when it ignites a passion for learning in a student. I first witnessed this igniting of a spark over twenty years ago while teaching swim lessons to children. They could enter the pool area afraid to even put their toes in the water and by the end of the session we had them jumping in and wanting more.

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  • Christine Decator Eastern Service Unit (231) 865-4100 x5095

    My educational philosophy, as a speech-language pathologist for the special education birth to three years old home program, is that parents are their child's best teacher, and it is my job to facilitate that by working with the parents and families to teach them how to specifically address their child's communication needs in their home and community settings.  I go into the homes of children on my caseload and teach, train, and coach parents, siblings and caregivers how to interact and play with their child in different ways to help the child learn and grow in all areas of their development, specifically the areas that are delayed.

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  • Mary Dehaus Eastern Service Unit (231) 865-4100 x5070 Read More
  • Janet Larson Eastern Service Unit (231) 865-4100 x5098 Read More
  • Stacey Lindale Eastern Service Unit (231) 865-4100 x5078

    Working with children is my true calling and I feel very fortunate to be a part of an awesome team here at Fruitport.

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  • Laurel Morton Eastern Service Unit (231) 865-4100 x5097

    I love my job here in Fruitport, I work with the early childhood special education home program.  I have the pleasure of working with children ages birth to three years old in their homes.  Often this program is the first experience parents have with Fruitport Community Schools; we make sure it is a positive one!  

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  • Jennifer Vuyst Eastern Service Unit (231) 865-4000

    I am very excited to be joining the Eastern Services Unit working with the birth to 3-year-old population!

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  • Bob Cammenga Eastern Service Unit (231) 865-4100 x5094

    "I believe that children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside. Give them a sense of pride....No matter what they take away from me, they can't take away my dignity....Learning to love yourself. It's the greatest love of all!"

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  • Lynda Chlopan Eastern Service Unit (231) 865-4100 x5092

    I have been a physical therapist for thirty years and have worked in a variety of settings, but throughout all my experiences, I have always been drawn to working with kids.  I love working with children of all ages.  What fun and an honor to work with families and their babies in their homes.  I enjoy the enthusiasm of the preschool years through the early elementary years.  I love the sarcasm of the tween years and the maturity and life planning in the high school years.  I feel so privileged that I am one of the few staff members that experience every stage of development at work every week.  

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  • Sara Gorski Eastern Service Unit (231) 865-4100 x5090

    "The body learns ten times faster than the brain and forgets ten times slower. If you want to change the brain, change the body." - Dr. Dave Richo

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  • Diane Jacobs Eastern Service Unit (231) 865-4100 x5093

    STRENGTH  doesn’t come from what you can’t do.  It comes from OVERCOMING the things you once thought YOU COULDN’T.

    I am a believer in trying things before saying I can’t do something because all things are possible with a little hard work, and sometimes some modification. You never know if you can do something unless you try.

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  • Renee Warmoth Eastern Service Unit (231) 865-4100 x5091

    Working as an occupational therapist in the schools has been a dream come true for me.  I have always loved working with children, however, I started out my professional career as a marketing major living and working in downtown Chicago.

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  • Lisa Bailey Eastern Service Unit (231) 865-4100 x5070

    My name is Lisa Bailey, and I am an early childhood special education teacher for our infant- toddler home based program.  I work with families as a team to model and support their efforts to provide early intervention for their child.  I also work with a team of service providers that evaluate, service, and plan transition to preschool, for our youngest learners, birth to age three.

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  • Debi Burkhardt Eastern Service Unit 231-865-4100

    I was inspired to teach from my mom, who was a teacher; and numerous teachers that have been role models to me over the years.  

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