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"You are really on the cutting edge with multi-age classrooms. They allow kids to learn at their own pace and reflect 'real world' learning."

- A GTA Elementary Parent

Elementary
Adams, Alicia
Alicia Adams

Elementary 1 & 2
adamsa@mygta.us 
(231) 932-6923

BA, Language Arts/Elementary Education:  Grand Valley State University

Aristeo, Gilberto
Gilberto Aristeo

Special Education Coordinator
aristeog@mygta.us
(231) 932-6901

MEd, Special Education - Learning Behavior Specialist I:  University of Illinois at Chicago
BA, Philosophy/Theology/Biology:  Loyola University Chicago

Bohrer, Jocelyn
Jocelyn Bohrer

Elementary 1 & 2
bohrerj@mygta.us
(231) 932-6925

MA, Early Elementary Education:  Central Michigan University
BA, English/Elementary Education:  Grand Valley State University
Specialized Training - Michigan Literacy Progress Profile & Junior Great Books

Bonner, Erin
Erin Bonner

Elementary 5 & 6
bonnere@mygta.us
(231) 932-6919

BS:  Western Michigan University

Breimayer, Stacy
Stacy Breimayer

Elementary GEMS
breimayers@mygta.us
(231) 932-6018

MA, Reading & Literacy:  Central Michigan University
BS, Elementary Education:  Western Michigan University
AA, Child Development:  Grand Rapids Community College
Certification, Choice Theory & Reality Therapy:  William Glasser Institute
Certified Montessori Teacher

Cherup, Amy
Amy Cherup 

Elementary 3 & 4
cherupa@mygta.us 
(231) 932-6964

BAA, Early Childhood Development:  Central Michigan University
BS, Elementary Education (Integrated Science):  Central Michigan University 

Conrad, Sandra
Sandy Conrad

Kindergarten
conrads@mygta.us
(231) 932-6931

BS, Elementary Education:  Concordia College, Valparaiso University
Graduate Studies:  Grand Valley State University
Integrated Visual Learning Training:  Excel Institute

Cullen, Jamie
Jamie Cullen

Elementary Special Education
cullenj@mygta.us
(231) 932-6976

BA, Elementary Education
Learning Disabilities & Autism Endorsements

Dancer, Nan
Nan Dancer

Elementary 5 & 6
dancern@mygta.us
(231) 932-6906
 
MA:  Louisiana State University
BA:  Central Michigan University
Technology Certification:  University of Virginia
Certificate, Reality Therapy:  William Glasser Institute

Dawkins, Mary
Mary Dawkins

Elementary 3 & 4
dawkinsm@mygta.us
(231) 932-6966

BA:  Michigan State University

Deegan, Emily
Emily Deegan

Grades 3 & 4
deegane@mygta.us
(231) 932-6936

​MEd, Elementary Education:  Loyola University Chicago
BFA, Art History:  Loyola University Chicago

DeVreese, Nina
Nina DeVreese

Elementary Spanish
devreesen@mygta.us
(231) 932-6949

BA, Spanish:  Michigan State University 
Secondary Teaching Certification - Spanish and ESL 
 

DeYoung, Cynthia
Cindy DeYoung

Kindergarten
deyoungc@mygta.us
(231) 932-6017
 
BS, Geology:  University of Houston
BS, Elementary Education:  Central Michigan University

 

Diephouse, Stephanie
Stephanie Diephouse

Elementary Music & Choir Director
diephouses@mygta.us
(231) 932-6034 

MA, Music Education:  Michigan State University
BA, Music Education:  Western Michigan University
Levels 1 & 2 Certification:  Gordon Institute for Music Learning

Dix, Amy
Amy Dix

Elementary 5 & 6
dixa@mygta.us
(231) 932-6913

MA, Teaching:  Aurora University
BA, Elementary Education:  Trinity International University 

Floering, Glenn
Glenn Floering

Elementary Band & Secondary Musical Performance
floeringg@mygta.us
(231) 932-6947

BA, Music Education:  Indiana University School of Music
 

Flores, Jackie
Jackie Flores

Elementary 1 & 2
floresj@mygta.us
(231) 932-6916

MA, Curriculum & Instruction
BA, Teaching: Northern Michigan University  

Grant, Jamie
Jamie Grant

Elementary 1 & 2
grantj@mygta.us
(231) 932-6915 

BA:  Grand Valley State University 

Holfels, Michelle
Michelle Holfels

Elementary 3 & 4
holfelsm@mygta.us
(231) 932-6920

BA, Elementary Education:  University of Illinois

Hopkins, Ana Maria
Ana Maria Hopkins

Instructional Support - Spanish
hopkinsa@mygta.us
(231) 932-6949

BA, Communications & Journalism:  Universidad de La Sabana, Bogotá, Colombia (emphasis on education and oral/written broadcasting)

Houston, Tina
Tina Houston

Elementary 1 & 2
houstont@mygta.us
(231) 932-6908

MA, Child Development:  Central Michigan University
BA, Elementary Education:  Central Michigan University

Hughes, Victoria
Victoria Hughes

Elementary Behavior Interventionist
hughesv@mygta.us
(231) 932-6949

Graduate Diploma, Jazz, Contemporary & Pop Music:  Leeds College of Music
Northwestern Michigan College
West Coast Bible College

Kessel, Sue
Sue Kessel

Elementary 1 & 2
kessels@mygta.us
(231) 932-6903

BA, Elementary Education:  University of Dayton 

Kipke, Courtney
Courtney Kipke

Elementary 3 & 4
kipkec@mygta.us
(231) 932-6932
 
MA, Curriculum & Teaching:  Michigan State University
BS, English/Social Studies/Elementary Education:  Northern Michigan University
Certification, Choice Theory & Reality Therapy:  William Glasser Institute

Kladder, Holly
Holly Kladder

Elementary Art
kladderh@mygta.us
(231) 932-6013

BA, Art Education:  Grand Valley State University
BS, Health Science:  Grand Valley State University
K-12 Art  & Spanish Certification:  Grand Valley State University
 

Kline, Jodi
Jodi Kline

Elementary & Secondary Physical Education
klinej@mygta.us
(231) 932-6942

BA, Physical Education & Elementary Education:  Cornerstone University
Grace Bible College
Health Endorsement:  Calvin College

Layne, Jennifer
Jennifer Layne

Elementary 5 & 6
laynej@mygta.us
(231) 932-6965
 
BA, Group Social Studies & Elementary Education:  Grand Valley State University 

Lazar, Justin
Justin Lazar

Elementary 5 & 6
lazarj@mygta.us
(231) 932-6917
 
BA:  Central Michigan University
Professional Teaching Certification:  Marygrove College 

Lazar, Michelle
Michelle Lazar

Elementary 3 & 4
lazarm@mygta.us
(231) 932-6927
 
BA, Elementary Education:  Central Michigan University

Lewis, Gillian
Gillian Lewis

Elementary Special Services
lewisg@mygta.us
(231) 932-6976

BA, Special Education (K-12), Elementary Education (K-5):  Hope College

Manning, Jill
Jill Manning

Elementary 5 & 6
manningj@mygta.us
(231) 932-6924

BS, Elementary Education:  Lake Superior State University

Medford-Hoffman
Jan Medford-Hoffman

Grades 3-4
medfordj@mygta.us

(231) 932-6014

MA, Educational Technology:  Michigan State University
BS, Social Studies/Elementary Education:  Grand Valley State University
AS, Applied Science:  Ferris State University
Certification, Choice Theory/ Reality Therapy

 

Mroczkowski, Cathie
Cathie Mroczkowski

Elementary GEMS
mroczkowskic@mygta.us
(231) 932-6905 

MA, Educational Technology:  Michigan State University
BA, English & Literature:  Lake Superior State University 

Nowak, Christine
Christine Nowak

Elementary Special Services
nowakc@mygta.us
(231) 932-6976

BA, Elementary & Special Education:  Grand Valley State University 

Nowak, Renee
Renee Nowak

Kindergarten
nowakr@mygta.us
(231) 932-6929

BA, English & Elementary Education:  Grand Valley State University

Oster, Danielle
Danielle Oster

Elementary 1 & 2
graffd@mygta.us
(231) 932-6930

BA, Language Arts:  Grand Valley State University 

Scharpenberg, Jon
Jon Scharpenberg

Elementary & Secondary Physical Education
scharpenbergj@mygta.us
(231) 932-6942

Terrill, Bradley
Bradley Terrill

Kindergarten
terrillb@mygta.us
(231) 932-6041

BS, Education (Science Concentration):  Central Michigan University

Thompson, Genevieve
Genevieve Thompson

Elementary 5 & 6
thompsong@mygta.us
(231) 932-6928

BA:  Eastern Michigan University
Teaching Certification, K-6 and ZA Endorsement 

Wildner, Jennie
Jennie Wildner

Kindergarten
wildnerj@mygta.us
(231) 932-6937

BA, Elementary Education:  Alma College
BA, Art (Spanish minor) 

Wilson, Kim
Kim Wilson

Elementary 3 & 4
wilsonk@mygta.us
(231) 932-6922

MA, Education:  Graceland University
BA:  Central Michigan University
Certification, Choice Theory:  William Glasser Institute  

Windon, Sandra
Sandra Windon

Elementary 5 & 6
windons@mygta.us

(231) 932-6821

MA, Educational Leadership:  West Virginia University
BS, Elementary Education - Reading (ESL & Drama Minors):  Texas A&M East Texas   
Reading, ESL and Leadership Certifications
Training in Danielson Framework, Pathways to Literacy, Restorative Justice, National Equity Project, SIOP 

Wood, Kelly
Kelly Wood

Grades 1 & 2
woodk@mygta.us
(231) 932-6974

BA, Psychology:  Michigan State University
Elementary Teaching:  Aquinas College

 

 

York, Kevin
Kevin York

Elementary & Secondary Physical Education
yorkk@mygta.us
(231) 932-6942

BA, Health Education/Physical Education:  Central Michigan University