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

    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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  • Donna Burns 5th Grade Teacher (231) 865-4100

    Learning and teaching have always been my passion. I firmly believe that every student must be challenged to expand their knowledge and know that I truly love and care for them.  My love for teaching began at an early age as I was a helper for my mother during Sunday School at church.

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  • Angie Dietz 1st Grade Teacher (231) 865-4100

    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

    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

    I am the school psychologist at Shettler Elementary and Oakridge Lower Elementary.

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  • Pam Gustafson Media Clerk Library/Media Services (231) 865-4100

    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

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

    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 3rd Grade Teacher (231) 865-4100

    I am so excited to be a third-grade teacher and look forward to building positive relationships with my students.  As a teacher, I want to help my students gain the tools they need to be successful academically as well as outside of the classroom. My goal is to make learning fun, interactive and enjoyable for all of my students.

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  • Janet Kippe Kindergarten Teacher (231) 865-4100

    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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  • 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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  • Christina Martin 1st Grade Teacher (231) 865-4100

    I truly 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

    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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  • Amanda Mendez Special Education Teacher (231) 865-4100

    Teaching and working with students has been a true passion of mine for as long as I can remember. Witnessing students gain confidence and get excited about their progress is a wonderful sight to see. I feel that I am gifted in adapting and modifying curriculum and classroom environments to best meet the needs of my students. 

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

    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

    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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  • Jill Newton 2nd Grade Teacher (231) 865-4100

    Hi!  I am Mrs. Newton and I love teaching!  I believe students learn best when they feel safe and cared about.  Building a sense of community in my classroom is an essential part of the learning process!

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  • Jeanne Olovson 3rd Grade Teacher (231) 865-4100

    Growing up with a mother who was also a driven and compassionate teacher, made my career choice extremely clear.  At a very young age, I decided that I would reach for and secure that passion too. Helping others reach their full potential through education was my dream!

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

    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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  • Chelsea Simkhada Social Worker Support Services (231) 865-4100 Read More
  • Charlotte Simpson Kindergarten Teacher (231) 865-4100

    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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  • Ken Taylor 5th Grade Teacher (231) 865-4100

    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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  • Christina Wilson STEM Teacher (231) 865-4100

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

    I was hired by FCS upon graduating from Western Michigan University in April 2000.   

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