• Jared Aiken Social Studies Teacher (231) 865-4100

    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

    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

    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

    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 Business Education Teacher (231) 865-4100

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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  • Ashley Cook Clerical Office Staff (231) 865-4100

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  • Zach Diskey Social Studies Teacher (231) 865-4100 Read More
  • Samantha Dodson Instructional Assistant Instructional Support (231) 865-4100 Read More
  • Steve Dzwonkowski English Language Arts Teacher (231) 865-4100

    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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  • Laura Ermler Psychologist Support Services (231) 865-4100

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    “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

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

    As an English teacher for over two decades, I thoroughly enjoy teaching, reading, researching, writing, and presenting. My lifelong learning journey began at home with terrific parents who placed enormous value on curiosity and learning.  I graduated from Muskegon High School (Go Big Reds!) and then earned degrees from both Central Michigan University and Grand Valley University.  In 2016, I earned my Ph.D. in education.

    Four districts have granted me the honor of working with their students: Grandville, Orchard View, Muskegon, and Fruitport. My Fruitport tenure began in 1999.

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  • Brenda Hansen MOCI Teacher (231) 865-4100 Read More
  • Dan Hazekamp Academic Interventionist Academic Interventionist (231) 865-4100

    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

    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

    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

    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

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

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

    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

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

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

    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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  • Sandra Murphy Mathematics Teacher (231) 865-4100

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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

    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

    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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  • Patty Stasiak Counselor Counselor (231) 865-4100

    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

    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

    “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

    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

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

    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

    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

    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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