• Julie Anderson Kindergarten Teacher

    I began my teaching career at Fruitport Community Schools in 1998 after earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Central Michigan University.  I completed my Master’s of Education degree in Early Childhood Education in 2003 from Grand Valley State University. I currently teach Kindergarten at Beach Elementary.

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  • Mary Bigelow Instructional Assistant Instructional Support Read More
  • Kari Campbell Instructional Assistant Instructional Assistant Read More
  • Amy Carlson 5th Grade Teacher

    I began my teaching experience here at Fruitport Community Schools in January of 2003 teaching kindergarten at Shettler Elementary. From the fall of 2003 to present I have been teaching 5th grade at Beach Elementary. I have also been part of our district technology committee since 2009.

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  • Becky Cole Instructional Assistant Instructional Support Read More
  • Christina Dahlman Academic Interventionist Math Interventionist Read More
  • Ann Dewitt 3rd Grade Teacher

    Since I was a child, I dreamed of being a teacher. I worked in banking and accounting before I finally returned to college to become a teacher.

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  • Kelly Durham Instructional Support Instructional Assistant Read More
  • Kari Dykstra 1st Grade Teacher

    I've always known that I wanted a career where I could help people strive to better themselves and reach for their dreams.  

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  • Dawn Falkowski Media Clerk Library/Media Services

    I have had the privilege of working for Fruitport Community Schools for the last couple of years.  I was hired in 1989, working in the Community Education program in the Edgewood School Building.  In 1991, I became the librarian at Beach Elementary School.  

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  • Mindy Freeland 4th Grade Teacher

    I am a Fruitport native, and had the opportunity to receive all of my education through Fruitport Community Schools! After graduating from Fruitport High School, I decided to further my education at Muskegon Community College and then Grand Valley State University. In December of 1999, I received my degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Math and Science. I continued my education at Western Michigan University earning a Master's Degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis on Reading Instruction in 2008.

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  • Angie Friesner Speech/Language Pathologist Student Services

    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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  • Jamie Gustin 1st Grade Teacher

    I was born in Muskegon and love living so close to Lake Michigan!  I am married to a wonderful man who is also a teacher.  We have three beautiful children.  Aaron, Braden, and Kendall. My parents, younger brother, in-laws and most of my extended family all live in this area.  I love living so close to my family!

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  • Kelly Hoekenga Student Services Counselor

    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.  

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  • Chris Holman Early Childhood Special Education Teacher Read More
  • Emily Keinke 2nd Grade Teacher

    I come from a family of teachers. In fact, both of my parents were educators and my only brother teaches music in California! I love teaching 2nd grade because it is the same grade that my mom taught. There is no other job in the world like teaching. It is a joy to interact with unique and spirited little ones each day. 

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  • Shoane Lindback Instructional Support Title I Teacher

    I have been an educator for over twenty years throughout Muskegon county as an elementary classroom teacher (grades preschool - 5th), substitute teacher, or parent volunteer.  I received my Bachelor’s degree from Calvin College and took graduate classes at Western Michigan University. Teaching is my vocation.  The joy and satisfaction I receive from playing a part in student learning is truly awesome!  It is an honor to be part of a child’s learning and life.  

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  • Angie Lockhart Kindergarten Teacher

    Growing up, my mother always told me I would be a teacher!  She even knew that I was destined to teach kindergarten.  I love working with children.  I have often said that if I can make a difference in the life of just one child, then my life has purpose.

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  • Andy May Physical Education Teacher

    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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  • Brian Meagher 2nd Grade Teacher

    I love teaching. I love the uniqueness of each day and feeling that I’m doing a job that can make a positive difference in someone’s life. I enjoy trying to create engaging lessons that will motivate students to do their best. The challenges of finding the perfect chapter book to spark interest in a beginning reader, setting up a science experiment that will captivate a young mind, or finding a math approach that will meet the needs of different learning styles makes for a rewarding career.

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  • Nicole Mitchelson Special Education Teacher

    What I love about teaching is that every day is a different adventure!  I love to see a  student’s smile or expression when they make connections to new learnings or see the gains that they are making.  My goal as a teacher is to give my very best and to have high expectations so my students will give their very best and have high expectations for themselves.  

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  • Tasha Novak Psychologist Student Services

    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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  • Debbie Olson 5th Grade Teacher

    There is no job better than teaching. Each day is different, and children are a constant source of amazement. They are fun to work with, and watching them learn and grow is extremely rewarding. Every day is an adventure!  Beach is truly a fantastic place to work. The families, coworkers and kids couldn't be more supportive.

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  • Kimberly Papes Speech/Language Pathologist Support Services Read More
  • Amber Reilly Instructional Assistant Instructional Support Read More
  • Ashley Rinzema Occupational Therapist Support Services Read More
  • Pam Sheriff Instructional Assistant Instructional Support Read More
  • Chelsea Simkhada Social Worker Support Services Read More
  • Rhonda Spyke Office Staff Clerical

    I feel fortunate to be an elementary secretary in this district. Everyday I see the direct correlation between love, guidance and educational support to prepare our students for the next step of the ladder as they head off to the middle school and beyond.

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  • Courtney Stahl Administration Principal

    Growing up on the shores of Lake Michigan, I knew this was the place I wanted to work, raise a family and grow old someday. 

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  • Christopher Strom 3rd Grade Teacher

    I could not imagine myself doing anything other than teaching. I am lucky to be able to work with great kids and help them grow!

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  • Heather Sweet Special Education Teacher

    As a teen I was fortunate to watch a little boy who had special needs. He touched my heart and changed my career thoughts toward education.  As a teacher, I strive to provide an interesting, engaging, and comfortable learning environment for all students. My goal is to help children bloom and become the best they can be.  

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  • Bobbie Wash 4th Grade Teacher

    My mom and my aunt were both teachers.  I knew from a very young age that I wanted to follow in their footsteps.  I truly believe that all children can learn, and I have made it my life’s goal to make that happen.

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  • Christina Wilson STEM Teacher

    I began my teaching career at Fruitport Community Schools in 2015, as a math interventionist after earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics with an emphasis in elementary education from Grand Valley State University.  This is my 5th year in the education field, and I am currently teaching elementary STEM and 8th-grade math.

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