• Nicole Bayle Title I Teacher Instructional Support (231) 865-4100 x4005

    Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.  It is my personal goal to coach and teach our students to be hard workers in the classroom and in athletics in order to represent the community of Fruitport in a positive way.

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  • Mary Bigelow Noon Supervisor Noon Supervisor (231) 865-4100 Read More
  • Alisha Bol Noon Supervisor Noon Supervisor (231) 865-4100

     It is so fun to get to know all of the kids and their families.  Hearing about their day and special events in their lives is such a highlight in my day. I am a noon supervisor at settler elementary and also have the privilege of working in the office.

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  • Gina Clark 3rd Grade Teacher (231) 865-4100 x4012

    My goal as an educator is to instill in each student a lifelong love of learning.  I believe that each child is a unique individual who needs a caring, safe and stimulating atmosphere in order to grow and mature.  I strive to provide a learning environment that supports respect for all things and all people, where students feel free to share their thoughts and ideas on their journey of learning, exploration and self- discovery.

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  • Amy Crabtree Noon Supervisor Noon Supervisor (231) 865-4100 Read More
  • Angie Dietz 1st Grade Teacher (231) 865-4100 x4003

    I have a love for reading and try to pass that on to my students. When children can read, they can do and understand many things because reading is a part of all school subjects.  

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  • Janelle Duffey Administration Principal (231) 865-4100 x4061

    My name is Janelle Duffey and am excited to be the new principal at Shettler Elementary.  This is a new adventure in my life and am excited for all that it entails.  Let me start with a little background with my career in education.

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  • Lauren Fujioka Psychologist Student Services (231) 865-4100 x4063

    I am the school psychologist at Shettler Elementary and Oakridge Lower Elementary.  This is my second year at Fruitport Community Schools.  

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  • Pam Gustafson Media Clerk Student Services (231) 865-4100 x4062

    I have enjoyed watching students come in and their journey to learning how to read and the excitement when they can read a whole book on their own and their choosing of a Genre that they enjoy.

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  • Kelly Hoekenga Student Services Counselor (231) 865-4100 x5114/4023

    I consider myself incredibly fortunate to serve Fruitport as a common thread between students, staff members, families, and other agencies within our community.  Aristotle’s philosophy that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts certainly rings true in the field of education.  From new and innovative lessons being taught in the classroom to a parents or grandparents reading with a child at home, each role is key to the outcome of a child’s educational success.  Being mindful of this leaves every reason to believe in the power of building positive relationships between home, school, and community.  Together our tomorrows are undeniably stronger.

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  • Denise Johnson Noon Supervisor Noon Supervisor (231) 865-4100

    I really enjoy working with the elementary students of Fruitport Community Schools in the cafeteria and outside at recess times.

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  • Sarah Kanaar Office Staff Clerical (231) 865-4100 x4060

    I started as a bus aide in September of 2013.   I have always had a strong desire to help people and when this opportunity came up I thought it would be perfect.  Currently, I am working in the Shettler office as the school secretary. 

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  • Kristine Kempker Math Interventionist Instructional Support (231) 865-4100 x4021

    As a math interventionist, I love that I am able to assist in the building and repairing of the essential foundation students need in order to be successful.  

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  • Amy Kendall 2nd Grade Teacher (231) 865-4100 x4006

    My goal is to provide a safe and caring environment for students where each child can develop independence and a lifelong love for learning.  In teaching children how to become responsible for themselves as well as their learning, they will be developing the tools to become successful in life and to believe in themselves.

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  • Macy King Art Teacher (231) 865-4100 x5001/4001

    This is my first year teaching art and I am so excited to be at both Shettler Elementary and Beach Elementary. I studied education and art at Michigan State University and fell more in love with teaching and creating art throughout my experience there. Every hour in the art room is a new adventure and I cannot wait to see what ideas and conversations the students bring into my room this year!

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  • Janet Kippe Kindergarten Teacher (231) 865-4100 x4034

    When I was growing up, my parents were the publishers of a small local newspaper.  I remember watching my dad's curiosity about everything in our small town and the excitement that he had preparing the paper each week.  Although my dad wasn't a teacher in the conventional sense, he knew that he was educating and teaching his readers all that was happening in the world around them.  The goal in my classroom is to create a warm, caring, and positive classroom environment just like the one in which I grew up, where I can engage each child's natural curiosity about his/her world.  This type of classroom will enable each child to gain the self confidence needed in order to learn to the best of her/his ability.  

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  • Christina Ledesma Instructional Assistant Instructional Support (231) 865-4100 x4060

    The reward of being a positive role model and smile ambassador for children, is worth more than any monetary value.

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  • Lisa Little MOCI Teacher (231) 865-4100

    From a young age I knew I wanted to a teacher! During high school, I began volunteering at a local elementary. The opportunity helped me realize my passion for working with students with special needs.

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  • Ashley Lyons Speech/Language Pathologist Student Services (231) 865-4100 x4025

    I am Speech-Language Pathologist and am very excited to be here! I service Shetter Elementary and the Middle School. I have been a Speech-Language Pathologist for over 7 years, working with children of all ages.

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  • Christina Martin 5th Grade Teacher (231) 865-4100 x4019

    I truly believe believe that as a teacher I have the best job in the entire world! I love fostering a love for learning and preparing them for the future. I love the community and family feel that my students bring to a classroom. Each student leaves an imprint on who I am as a person.

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  • Andy May Physical Education Teacher (231) 865-4100 x5107/4080

    I truly love teaching at Fruitport.  I believe physical education is designed to develop each child's physical, emotional and social learning.  Through exposure to a wide variety of activities, students will gain the necessary knowledge to understand the importance of and make educated decisions around opportunities to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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  • Jonny Morehouse 4th Grade Teacher (231) 865-4100 x4017

    This is my 8th year teaching, all at Fruitport Community Schools. While I’ve been at Fruitport I have taught Kindergarten P.E., 1st grade, 5th grade, and am currently teaching 4th grade.  My philosophy as an educator is that ALL students can learn and achieve.

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  • Amanda Moser 4th Grade Teacher (231) 865-4100 x4015

    As an educator it is my goal to not only prepare children for the future, but instill a love of learning. There will always be more things to learn and new things to see.

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  • Amy Plant 3rd Grade Teacher (231) 865-4100 x4014

    After all these years of teaching, I still get excited when I see a child's eyes light up when learning something new . I try to cultivate an engaging, appropriate, learning environment where my students will blossom socially and academically. Every child that walks into my classroom has a story, a purpose, and an ability to learn. I believe all children are” gifted”.

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  • Heidi Radowski 2nd Grade Teacher (231) 865-4100 x4008

    I decided I wanted to be a teacher when I was in second grade, and now I am a second grade teacher.  During my elementary school years thru high school, I had many teachers who influenced my life and journey to become a teacher.  I loved learning and was motivated to do my personal best by educators who truly cared.  My own educational philosophy developed during my years as a student.  I believe that all children can learn if they are given a positive, nurturing, and stimulating learning community.

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  • Charlotte Simpson Kindergarten Teacher (231) 865-4100 x4033

    My journey with Fruitport Community Schools began in 1981 when I entered kindergarten.  Thirteen years later, when I graduated, I knew that I wanted to become a teacher. Every teacher I had, from kindergarten through twelfth grade, was my inspiration. I dreamt that one day I would work side by side with them giving back to the community that gave me so much.

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  • Bethany Sundell 1st Grade Teacher (231) 865-4100 x4002

    My mission as a teacher is to provide a safe and welcoming environment where discovery and learning happen through engaging lessons and experiences. I want my students to develop a lifelong love for learning and to become compassionate members of society.

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  • Mary Swisher Noon Supervisor Noon Supervisor (231) 865-4100

    I begin the day with a good cardio and weight training workout and end the day with a good book.

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  • Ken Taylor 2nd Grade Teacher (231) 865-4100 x4018

    Prior to starting my career in education I was a PGA golf Professional. I spent several years at the Country Club of Boyne as well as Spring Lake Country Club. During my time as a golf professional I met several individuals who positively impacted my future. Most notably was a man named Jim Flick who taught me that no matter what it is you choose to do in life, continue to learn and be passionate about what you do!

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  • Janet Wahl Social Worker Student Services (231) 865-4100 x5126/1312/4023

    I believe that a student’s social and emotional well-being are critical to their success in the classroom and throughout their life. I work with the students, their families, educators, administrators, and other community resources to create the optimal support plan for each student based on their needs.  The most rewarding part of my job is seeing a student grow, and develop personally and academically.  

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  • Rochelle Zimmerman Special Education Teacher (231) 865-4100 x4009

    I am in my 15th year teaching at Fruitport Community Schools.  I was hired by FCS upon graduating from Western Michigan University in April 2000.   

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