Fruitport High School Staff
  • Jared Aiken Social Studies Teacher (231) 865-4100 x6218

    This is my first full year teaching at Fruitport High School. Ever since stepping into this role as a long-term substitute teacher in January of 2018, I have felt extremely welcome to this community. I immediately knew that this was a wonderful place to live, teach, and learn. As a teacher, I hope to foster this sense of inclusion for all students to feel welcome and learn.

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  • Julie Andree Foreign Language Teacher (231) 865-4100 x6120

    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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  • Jason Avery Art Teacher (231) 865-4100 x(EE) & 6130 (HS)

    My favorite thing about working in Fruitport is getting to work with all the creative minds that walk through our doors.

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  • Jill Bayne Special Education Teacher (231) 865-4100 x6202

    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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  • Bill Bowen Science Teacher (231) 865-4100 x6103

    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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  • Christine Bowen FAHS Staff Teacher (231) 865-4100 x6131

    The thing I love most about teaching at Alternative is restoring a student's faith in education.  It is very rewarding to watch a student have a change of heart when it comes to their feelings about school and their future.  

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  • Paul Boxer English Language Arts Teacher (231) 865-4100 x6215

    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 Business Education Teacher (231) 865-4100 x6122

    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 x6212

    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 x6205

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

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  • Jackie Carranza Social Worker Support Services (231) 865-4100 x6039

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  • Lauren Chesney Administration Principal (231) 865-4100 x6000

    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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  • Zach Diskey Social Studies Teacher (231) 865-4100 x6209

    I especially enjoy teaching economics where my students can find direct links from the material to the everyday activity of life. 

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  • Steve Dzwonkowski English Language Arts Teacher (231) 865-4100 x6214

    I have been proud to be a Fruitport High School English teacher ever since I was hired in 2000. 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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  • Cheri Eberly Performing Arts Teacher (231) 865-4100 x(MS) & 6126 (HS)

    "If I were not a physicist  I would probably be a musician. I often think in music.  I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music" - Albert Einstein.

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  • Steve Erny Teacher Graduation Advocate/Virtual Mentor (231) 865-4100 x6114

    I love being back home at Fruitport! After living out of state for years, it is great to return to my "roots." As a graduation advocate, I am blessed to be able to build relationships and help guide young people to success at Fruitport High School.

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  • Tanya Fehler Clerical Office Staff (231) 865-4100 x6004

    As a 1994 Fruitport graduate, I am proud to not only have worked here fora very long time but I married a Fruitport graduate and also have both of my children attend Fruitport Schools.  

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  • Jennifer Finnerty Counselor Counselor (231) 865-4100 x6001

    Becoming a teacher in my hometown is very rewarding. I began working at Fruitport in 2014. 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 x6211

    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.

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  • Misty Gressick Special Education Teacher (231) 865-4100 x6102

    “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 x6112

    A little of my background.  I am a 1986 graduate of Fruitport High School.  After I earned an Associates’ Degree in Tool and Die design from Muskegon Community College.  I then continued at Ferris State University where I majored in Industrial Technology Education and earned a Bachelor's Degree.

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  • Brenda Hansen MOCI Teacher (231) 865-4100 x6101

    I started teaching at Fruitport in 2018, and this is the school and position that I was meant to be in.  

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  • Dan Hazekamp Academic Interventionist Academic Interventionist (231) 865-4100 x6007

    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 x6123

    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 x6121

    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 x6130

    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 x6108

    I love kids and I love science.  It was natural for me to choose this career.  Each day for numerous 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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  • Sarah Krajewski Health Education Teacher (231) 865-4100 x(MS) & 6207 (HS)

    My goal is to make health education relevant! In class, we learn about things that will impact our lives and help us to become the best versions of ourselves.

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  • Benjamin Kraker English Language Arts Teacher (231) 865-4100 x6216

    Fruitport's focus on character values in addition to academics is a clear strength, and something I am ecstatic to be involved with.

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  • Paul Langereis English Language Arts Teacher (231) 865-4100 x6217

    I love my job as a teacher because I find great joy in building things with others and there is nothing more worth building than a wealth of knowledge and experience. 

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  • Judy Lynch Health & Consumer Science Teacher (231) 865-4100 x6210 Read More
  • Ashley Lyons Speech/Language Pathologist Student Services (231) 865-4100 x4110 (SE) & 6040 (HS)

    I am a Speech-Language Pathologist that provides services at the elementary and secondary level and believe communication is the essence of life!

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  • Brenda Martin Media Clerk Library/Media Services (231) 865-4100 x6035

    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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  • Lauren Maus English Language Arts Teacher (231) 865-4100 x6213

    Fruitport is home for me. The amazing people in the Fruitport community have taught and given me so much. I'm eager to give back to all of my students and instill the same confidence, knowledge, and passion into them as my previous teachers did for me! 

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  • Becky Moleski Special Education Teacher (231) 865-4100 x6201

    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. I have taught every age group, from infants to senior citizens. 

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  • Sam Moore Mathematics/Science Teacher (231) 865-4100 x6109

    I began my teaching career in 2010 on the other side of the state.  I am very fortunate that in 2015 a Math/Science position opened up at Fruitport.  This has been an amazing district to work for and look forward to many more years here!

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  • Jonny Morehouse Athletics Director of Athletics (231) 865-4100 x6012

    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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  • Sandra Murphy Mathematics Teacher (231) 865-4100 x6117

    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 x6119

    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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  • Rebecca Olthof Instructional Support Instructional Assistant (231) 865-4100

    Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. ~Albert Einstein

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  • Hugh Parker Special Education Teacher (231) 865-4100 x6219

    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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  • Jared Plawski Student Services Graduation Intervention Advocate (231) 865-4100 x6204 or 6114

    I love being able to work at a school because it gives me the chance to have a positive impact on young people. It such a pleasure to build relationships will students and help them succeed in any way I can. In this role, I love having the chance to help students graduate on time and go onto bigger things.

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  • Tim Priest Performing Arts Teacher (231) 865-4100 x6124

    James Comer states that "no significant learning can occur without a significant relationship." I strongly believe this statement and strive to make worthwhile connections with my students in order to make the most out of their music education.

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  • Jane Robbins Mathematics Teacher (231) 865-4100 x6116

    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 x6013

    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 x6105

    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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  • Tammy Ruch Foreign Language Spanish Teacher (231) 865-4100 x(MS) & 6207 (HS)

    I still love the excitement I see on student’s faces every time they successfully communicate in Spanish. If you visit my classroom, you will notice that I teach my class almost entirely in the target language (Spanish). Don’t worry, it sounds intense, but the students love it and are up to the challenge.  I strive to make learning valuable and fun just like my experience in school.

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  • Deeann Skov Social Studies Teacher (231) 865-4100 x6206

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

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  • Kim Smith Physical Education Teacher (231) 865-4100 x6127

    I have been teaching at Fruitport High School since 1996. My original plan was to teach two years to gain experience and then find a 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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  • Sandy Sorensen Instructional Assistant Support Services (231) 865-4100

    I’ve been a member of the Fruitport Community Schools family since my sophomore year at Fruitport High where I was an attentive student who spent just a little bit of time in the principal’s office.

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  • Shayna Spyke Instructional Assistant Support Services (231) 865-4100

    My passion for working with special needs students came early in my life. I began by volunteering in the MOCI classroom at Beach Elementary while in high school, and became an instructional assistant nine years ago.

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  • Patty Stasiak Counselor Counselor (231) 865-4100 x6002

    I am new to Fruitport as of the 2019-2020 school year. This is my fifteenth year as a high school counselor and I am happy to now be a member of the Fruitport team. The students, parents, staff, and administrators have welcomed me with open arms.

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  • Jay Stebelton Science Teacher (231) 865-4100 x6104

    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 x6129

    “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 x6118

    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 x6203

    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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  • Kim Tjapkes Instructional Assistant Support Services (231) 865-4100

    I've always had a passion in working with kids with disabilities, I find that I learn just as much from them as they do from me.

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  • Sheila Vanover Clerical Clerical (231) 865-4100 x6009

    I am so grateful to have found a wonderful home at Fruitport High School! I have been working in education for 18 years now, and I love being able to help/assist students anyway I can!

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  • Mary Whitlow Instructional Assistant Support Services (231) 865-4100

    I love our MOCI students and the family atmosphere in our classrooms and the high school. I feel valued and appreciated by my colleagues. 

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  • Tricia Winskas Athletics Office Staff (231) 865-4100 x6008

    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 x6115

    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 x6208

    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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