• Julie Andree Foreign Language Teacher (231) 865-4100 x2139

    As a teacher, I want to inspire people and share my passion for the Spanish language. I want my students to recognize their endless possibilities and realize all that they can accomplish. Most importantly though, I want kids to leave my class remembering to always “Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Resourceful!”

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  • Jill Bayne Special Education Teacher (231) 865-4100 x2123

    I never thought I would become a high school teacher.  I spent eight years teaching elementary students with severe emotional problems.  But when I needed a break from the physical requirements of the program, I decided to make the leap to the secondary level.  It has been one of the best choices of my teaching career.

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  • Cindy Borgerding Instructional Assistant Instructional Support (231) 865-4100

    What I value most are the lessons taught by my students.  Education begins in the heart; once an individual knows you care, the world of learning has been opened.

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  • Bill Bowen Science Teacher (231) 865-4100 x2118

    What I love about teaching is entertaining a curious mind.  Witnessing student progress from raw beginnings to contributing members of society is very rewarding.

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  • Paul Boxer English Language Arts Teacher (231) 865-4100

    I was born in Muskegon, Michigan to a close and caring family of six. I have two older sisters and a younger brother. I’m also the proud uncle of four nephews and two nieces. My parents have been happily married for over forty years and continue to play an active role in the lives of their children and grandchildren. They raised my siblings and me in a home full of warmth and selfless love. Coming from a strong, stable family equipped me with the character, confidence, and life skills I needed to set goals and pursue my dreams. 

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  • Cindy Briggs English Language Arts Teacher (231) 865-4100 x2149

    I am a life-long learner.  I started working as a secretary at a career tech center.  After working for a few years as a secretary, I was promoted to a paraprofessional position in the business area. While working everyday with students from different high schools, I realized I wanted to be a teacher.  

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  • Joanna Buboltz English Language Arts Teacher (231) 865-4100 x2144

    I have been a part of the Fruitport family since 2001 and have enjoyed every year, from my first few years teaching middle school English to my now many years teaching English at all levels in the high school. Whether it is teen lit or Shakespeare, contemporary poetry or film, I am excited to share my love of language and literature with young people and help them see the value of reading and responding to literature in our culture. My firm belief is that if Americans read more, our country would simply be better.

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  • Brad Busscher Social Studies Teacher (231) 865-4100 x2148

    I have been educating students at Fruitport High School since 1997 and coaching tennis here in the district since 1995.

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  • Lauren Chesney Administration Principal (231) 865-4100 x2032

    I feel that returning to Fruitport to teach and work for this community was my calling.  The heart and soul of the high school is built upon creating positive and influential student and staff relationships.  I take great pride in seeing former students and hearing their stories of success.

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  • Shannon Coe Social Worker Support Services (231) 865-4100 x3073/2070

    Psychology, social work, families, and education have always been my passions. As a Psychology and Family Studies major at Cornerstone University, I never knew exactly how my passions would come together in the future, but I knew that somehow they would.  

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  • Stacey Day MOCI Teacher (231) 865-4100 x2135 Read More
  • Amy Dixon Social Studies Teacher (231) 865-4100 x2142

    I started my teaching career at Fruitport High School in 2004.  I currently teach the majority of the economics courses as well as government, United States history, world history, and current issues.  I earned my Bachelors Degree and Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Grand Valley State University.

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  • Steve Dzwonkowski English Language Arts Teacher (231) 865-4100 x2146

    I have been proud to be a Fruitport High School English teacher since I was hired in 2000. Currently, I teach English 10, English 12B, Creative Writing, and Film as Literature. In addition, I am the adviser for Imagery, Fruitport High School's creative writing group from which our Escape magazine gains life. I love my job, I love the Fruitport Community, and I love words. Where else would I want to be? I am home.

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  • Laura Ermler Psychologist Support Services

    When I started college, I never imagined that I would study education. During my undergraduate classes, I studied psychology and I really enjoyed it. I also started to become interested in education, but I thought I would have to pick one or the other for a career. While looking into post-college options, I found graduate school programs for school psychology and knew I had found the perfect combination of my two interests. 

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  • Ken Erny Athletics Director of Athletics (231) 865-4100 x2034

    I believe that the potential life lessons we can learn from educational athletics are invaluable. Parents, staff, and students will ultimately have a successful sports experience when we embrace the struggles and realize success is really a process.

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  • Tanya Fehler Clerical Office Staff (231) 865-4100 x2037

    As a 1994 Fruitport graduate, I am proud to not only have worked here for twenty years, but marry a Fruitport graduate and also have both of my children attend Fruitport Schools.  

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  • W.C. Fields Special Education Teacher (231) 865-4100 x2119

    I have always enjoyed teaching because I think helping others is so rewarding.  I got into special education after substitute teaching in a few classrooms and really enjoyed the challenge of working with students that have a learning disability.

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  • Jennifer Finnerty English Language Arts Teacher (231) 865-4100 x2150

    Becoming a teacher in my hometown is very rewarding. This is now my ninth year in education, and my second year at Fruitport. Each day I enter the classroom, I truly feel entirely invested in the future of my students. There is something positively special and unique about Fruitport Community Schools and Fruitport students!

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  • Sam Gautraud English Language Arts Teacher (231) 865-4100 x2147

    I am a true believer that a teacher plays many roles. They are mentors, coaches, guides, and role models. They help students through the most difficult, challenging, and rewarding times of their lives. 

    I began and spent my entire educational career at North Muskegon and graduated from there in 2010. I currently coach JV baseball there as well. In my pursuit of taking on these roles, I graduated from Central Michigan University with my bachelor’s degree just this past year. I completed my student-teaching experience at Mona Shores high school this past fall and was able to join this staff as a long-term sub in the spring. From there, I accepted the position as a full-time English instructor over the summer. 

    When I am not at school, I enjoy doing a number of different things that are unique to our area. I love going to the beach and boating with my friends and family. I golf on a regular basis and have worked part-time at golf courses since I was 16. I also love coaching and playing other sports. I come from a big family and have three younger brothers. We spend a lot of time together at family gatherings, sporting events, and other activities.

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  • Misty Gressick Special Education Teacher

    “Every child had a different learning style and pace.  Each child is unique, not only capable of learning but also capable of succeeding.” - Robert John Meehan

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  • Dale Grimm Industrial Technology Teacher (231) 865-4100 x2131

    One might ask who has the greatest job in the world.  For me, the answer is easy, me!  Growing up an average kid in a Fruitport construction family and a sports nut, how could it get any better than to be the high school wood shop teacher and the head JV football and basketball coach?   Building and sports are two activities that have always been a part of my life. 

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  • Elizabeth Grimm English Language Arts Teacher (231) 865-4100 x2143

    As an English teacher for over two decades, I thoroughly enjoy teaching, reading, researching, writing, and presenting. My life-long learning journey began at home with terrific parents who placed enormous value on curiosity and learning.  

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  • Dan Hazekamp Academic Interventionist Academic Interventionist (231) 865-4100 x2031

    To say that I bleed navy and white might be an understatement. With two parents as former Trojans, I consider myself fortunate to be able to live and work in the great community of Fruitport.  I believe growing up in this community has equipped me strong values, a great work ethic, and a great education. I look forward to raising my kids in the same place that has given me so much.

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  • Danielle Hershey Business Education Teacher (231) 865-4100 x2127

    My high school marketing teacher made a lasting imprint on my life and career choices. He introduced me to the creativity of advertising, the freedoms of entrepreneurship, and the competitiveness of DECA.  

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  • Kerri Jacobs Foreign Language Teacher (231) 865-4100 x2138

    As a teacher, my hope is to spark an interest in Spanish and/or other languages, and to show the many advantages of being bilingual in today's world.  I love to see my former students benefitting from their study of Spanish…both professionally and personally!

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  • Dawn Jacobson Visual Arts Teacher (231) 865-4100 x2132

    I started at Fruitport when I was in third grade at Edgewood in 1980, so you can say I’ve been here a long time. John Kraley was at that time the Art instructor and he made such an impression on me that I wanted someday to become an art teacher. After graduating from Fruitport, I went on to college getting my teaching degrees from Hope College and Michigan State University.

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  • Greg Kobylak Science Teacher (231) 865-4100 x2113

    I love kids and I love science.  It was natural for me to choose this career.  Each day for 16 years I have walked into the door at Fruitport High School and been happy to do my job teaching kids about Chemistry, Science, and Life.  I support the vision of Fruitport High School, where our goal is to prepare students to be responsible, respectful, productive citizens in an ever-changing, global society.  

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  • Denise Leclaire Student Services Counselor (231) 865-4100 x2042

    I love being a school counselor, no two days are alike and I learn something from my students every day about resilience, grit and fun.  It's always my hope that I can touch the lives of my students, and in some way help them overcome the hurdles that sometimes get in the way of school success.

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  • Judy Lynch Health & Consumer Science Teacher (231) 865-4100 x2136 Read More
  • Brenda Martin Media Clerk Student Services (231) 865-4100 x2039

    This is my 22nd year as part of the Fruitport Community Schools Library Media Center Staff.  Inspiring the love of reading and the use of technology by means of working with students and staff in the development of a user-friendly library media center is an extremely rewarding experience.

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  • Connie Mathews Instructional Assistant Instructional Support (231) 865-4100 Read More
  • Becky Moleski Special Education Teacher (231) 865-4100

    To me, the most important part of teaching is helping others discover their strengths, conquer their challenges and fall in love with learning while doing it. My goal as a teacher is to help produce capable people within a community; people who know their self-worth and can share their strengths with others. I have had the pleasure to teach in Oregon,Tennessee and Michigan. In the past 18 years I have taught every age group, from infants to senior citizens. 

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  • Sam Moore Mathematics/Science Teacher (231) 865-4100 x2112

    I am excited to start my 6th year of teaching here at Fruitport High School! Previously, I have been teaching for four years at Corunna High School and one at Bendle High School.

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  • Sandra Murphy Mathematics Teacher (231) 865-4100 x2115

    I received my Bachelor of Science degree from Grand Valley State University in 1995 and worked for a year before returning to school to complete my year of student teaching at Grandville High School and Fennville Middle/High School. Ten years later, I earned a Masters degree in Math Education, also from GVSU.

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  • Kim Musial Mathematics Teacher (231) 865-4100 x2106

    What I love about teaching is making connections and building rapport with students.  This creates a positive environment where students feel welcome and supported in their math education.  "The mediocre teacher tells.  The good teacher explains.  The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." (William Arthur Ward)

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  • Hugh Parker Special Education Teacher (231) 865-4100 x2121

    My philosophy has always been, “Teach them well and let them lead the way”.  Every classroom presents a unique community of learners that varies not only in abilities, but also in learning styles. My role as a teacher is to give students the tools and strategies with which to cultivate their own gardens of knowledge.  

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  • Katie Pigott Social Studies Teacher (231) 865-4100 x2145 Read More
  • Tim Priest Performing Arts Teacher (231) 865-4100 x2133 Read More
  • Pam Riley Student Services Counselor (231) 865-4100 x2044

    “Anything is possible.  Anything can be.”  (Shel Siverstein) Helping students discover themselves and their potential is what makes high school counseling so rewarding.  

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  • Jane Robbins Mathematics Teacher (231) 865-4100 x2114

    When people ask me about Fruitport Community Schools, I tell them we are a true COMMUNITY school.  Fruitport students and staff are accepting of others despite differences.  Former students return to teach and to send their own kids to school here.  Fruitport is a place where we support each other in good times and bad.  I am proud to be part of it!

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  • Robert Rogers Administration Assistant Principal (231) 865-4100 x2033

    Greetings Trojan Nation! I truly love my job and feel fortunate to work with a great group of students and staff. I look forward to going to work everyday - REALLY! I feel fortunate to have a profession where I have a chance to help people and make a difference everyday. I am advocate for all students - even if it is sometimes unpopular. Ruby Payne one said, "We must neither excuse them or scold them; we must teach them." This is one of my favorite quotes and one which helps guide me everyday.

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  • Steve Roup Science Teacher (231) 865-4100 x2108

    Growing up in Clinton, Iowa (on the banks of the mighty Mississippi) I was privileged to attend a great public school system where I was involved in sports and music. I loved high school then and I still love it now.

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  • Jean Schulz Clerical Office Staff (231) 865-4100 x2036

    I began my adventure at the high school in 1990 as a sub in the high school office.  I fell in love with this age of students so when the job was available, I was happy to be hired by Fruitport Community Schools ....and I am still here working in the Student Services Office - everyday is an adventure and brings something new...never boring.  

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  • Deeann Skov Social Studies Teacher (231) 865-4100 x2116

    I love teaching my students about our country and its government and have a deep commitment to help educate our students in becoming informed, thoughtful citizens.

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  • Kim Smith Physical Education Teacher (231) 865-4100 x2130/2221

    I have been teaching at Fruitport High School since 1996. My original plan was to teach two years to gain experience and then find job in the Grand Rapids area where I was born and raised. I quickly changed my mind when I realized what a neat community Fruitport is and I loved working with the students. I tell everyone I meet that the typical Fruitport student is a really good kid, respectful to adults and genuinely caring toward their peers.

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  • Jay Stebelton Science Teacher (231) 865-4100 x2120

    Teaching truly is my joy and passion.  I have found a home alongside many other passionate educators at Fruitport High School, and I absolutely love it!

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  • Kathleen Steudle-Schwander Industrial Technology Teacher (231) 865-4100 x2129

    “Tell me and I’ll forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I’ll understand!”  Hands on learning is my philosophy to any educational experience.

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  • Zack Stucky Mathematics Teacher (231) 865-4100 x2107

    Hi everyone!  When it comes to what I love about education, I absolutely love the moment of recognition when a student finally “Gets It”.  I also have a passion for mathematics and I really enjoy sharing that passion with my students.

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  • Tracy Taylor Special Education Teacher (231) 865-4100 x2117

    I am excited to be part of the Fruitport community! Prior to coming to Fruitport, I taught in a non-traditional classroom for at-risk students. Those students taught me the importance of building good relationships and being an advocate for students who struggle in school. It's always important to remember, "Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or in the same way." (George Evans)

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  • Catherine Vanderyacht Instructional Assistant Instructional Support (231) 865-4100 x2135 Read More
  • Greg Vargas Athletics Football Coach (231) 865-4100 x2035

    I am a proud graduate of Fruitport Community Schools and this is my dream job. I am extremely lucky to call Fruitport Community Schools home. Every day I get to do what I love: coach the young men here at FHS. I truly believe that education is the key to success, and if nothing else, I want the students who enter our weight room and fields of play to know that Fruitport Community Schools prepares you to do whatever you set your mind to.

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  • Brett Westerlund Business Education Teacher (231) 865-4100 x2126

    My desire to become a teacher was inspired by all the teachers and coaches that had a positive influence on me in high school. 

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  • Tricia Winskas Athletics Office Staff (231) 865-4100 x2035

    I started working at Fruitport Schools in 1988 as a co-op student in the Community Education Office.  I attended Muskegon Community College and earned my Associates Degree in 1990.  After graduating college, I was hired in to Fruitport as a full time employee in Community Education.  I am currently working in the Middle School Office.

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  • Derek Woycehoski Mathematics Teacher (231) 865-4100 x2105

    I love teaching mathematics and watching students gain confidence and ability in the subject. I am a formative assessment coach,  a member of our School Leadership Team, a member of our Facilities Committee, and a parent of two Fruitport Trojans.  

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  • Sarah Woycehoski Social Studies Teacher (231) 865-4100 x2104

    I began my teaching career at FHS in 2003 and have never left. I teach Honors World History, World History, and US History.  I began to really enjoy history at an early age hearing stories from my grandparents about their experiences in WWII. From then on, I’ve been fascinated by all things old, seeing human patterns of growth throughout history, and genuinely being curious about how history has shaped the here-and-now.

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