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

    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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  • Laura Gavin Eastern Service Unit (231) 865-4100 Read More
  • Amanda Krentz Eastern Service Unit (231) 865-4100

    I have a deep passion for students with disabilities, their families and the staff that work with them. My ultimate goal as a Special Education Supervisor is to develop strong relationships with each school community I have the opportunity to work with.

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  • Carol Hackney Eastern Service Unit (231) 865-4100

    “What we learn becomes a part of who we are”. I believe in the importance of lifelong learning and continue to learn something new each day.

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  • Jamie Venema Eastern Service Unit (231) 865-4100

    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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  • Mary Dehaus Eastern Service Unit (231) 865-4100 Read More
  • Angie Friesner Eastern Service Unit (231) 865-4100

    I am a Speech-Language Pathologist employed by the Eastern Service Unit.  I currently service children in the Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) preschool programs at Fruitport and Orchard View schools.  

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  • Janet Larson Eastern Service Unit (231) 865-4100 Read More
  • Tasha Novak Eastern Service Unit (231) 865-4100

    After taking a psychology course as an elective my senior year of high school in Saginaw, Michigan, I knew I wanted to do something in the field of "Why do people act the way they do, and how can I help?"

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

    "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

    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

    "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

    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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  • Ashley Rinzema Eastern Service Unit (231) 865-4100 Read More
  • Jane Wypa Eastern Service Unit (231) 865-4100

    Since the beginning of my career I wanted to work with children and fortunately was hired by Fruitport Schools in August of 2016.  I work with the ECSE preschool programs and last year was the most rewarding year of my career!

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  • Sarah Fessenden Eastern Service Unit (231) 865-4100

    I very much enjoy spending time with students one-on-one or in small groups every day. Sometimes I’m able to support students in their classrooms, which might look like pulling them to a table in the back, or squatting down next to them as they work to complete their assignment.  It might even mean teaching a lesson to the whole class.  

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  • Megan DeWall Eastern Service Unit (231) 865-4100 Read More