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An assistant principal since 1999 at GBHS, I have a broad background in public school administration as a school administrator for thirty-plus years, including most areas of K-12 education and community college, as well as a five-year private business experience as an educational consultant. I have had the opportunity to be a teacher, coach, assistant principal, principal, athletic director, community education director, technology director, and school consultant. I have earned a Bachelor Degree from Alma College and a Masters Degree from Central Michigan University.
During my tenure at GBHS, I have demonstrated the ability to be an effective educational leader in the areas of student achievement, strategic planning, school improvement, student attendance and behavior, staff development, and community/parent involvement. I build strong relationships with staff, students and parents. I am truly committed to the success of all students.
Athletic Director/Assistant Principal
I am eager to start a new year as Athletic Director/Assistant Principal at Grand Blanc High School. Prior to serving at Grand Blanc, I spent eleven years at Alanson Public Schools. During my time at Alanson I taught high school science, physical education, and health and served as the district's Athletic Director for both middle and high school sports. I am thrilled to be coming to a school district with such a rich academic and athletic tradition.
I am originally from Owosso, Michigan. I attended Owosso High School and played football, wrestling, and baseball. I am a 2002 graduate of Alma College. While there I played one year of football and four years of baseball. I later attended Michigan State University where I obtained a Masters of Arts degree in education.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family. I always look forward to working with the students, staff, and parents of Grand Blanc High School and helping to continue the strong academic and athletic tradition.
I am very excited to be one of the assistant principals at Grand Blanc High School! I have great ties to this district, as I was with Grand Blanc for eleven years as both a teacher and a student advisor before moving into administration. I am a Bobcat through and through, and I am honored to be continuing my leadership here.
My responsibilities include attendance contracts, discipline, staff development, and supervision of curriculum and instruction. I commit to making sure that the education the students at Grand Blanc High School receive is exactly what I would want for my own children. I view discipline in the same way and will work with each child to problem solve and learn how to make better choices in the future. I also firmly believe in the power of communication. If you have concerns, questions, or suggestions, please take the time to express them to me. I value your experiences and feedback, and I would love to know what you need from me.
I am excited to begin as Assistant Principal here at Grand Blanc High School. Last year I served as Dean of students at a small charter school in Detroit, prior to that I spent three years at Ypsilanti Community Schools. During my time at Ypsilanti I was assistant principal/Athletic director at the high school and Dean of students at the middle school. I have over 15 years of experience in administration including a discipline and athletic background. I have coached football the last 15 years also been a track coach. I attended the University of Minnesota on a football scholarship from 1993-1997.
I received my bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Eastern Michigan. I acquired a master’s degree from Concordia Chicago University in athletic administration and Leadership. Earlier this year I completed my second master’s degree in Educational Leadership with a principal certification and currently working on my Education Specialist degree, both of these at Grand Valley State University. I am truly blessed and honored to be at such a successful district with so many people that are great at what they do for students.
I am originally from Greensboro Alabama where I was born. I moved to Ypsilanti Michigan when I was 4 years old, attended Willow Run high school and played basketball, football, and ran track. In my spare time I enjoy training football players, playing basketball, going to the bookstore, listening to music, and attending comedy shows. I am truly here to be a resource for the students of Grand Blanc high school and also the people that I work with.
As the Student Advisor at West Campus I am responsible for our Center for Student Success (CSS) program and all 9th grade discipline and attendance issues. I am looking forward to meeting this year's freshman class and helping them to successfully transition into Grand Blanc High School.
When I am not at the high school, I enjoy spending as much time with my family as I can. In the summer you can usually find us at our family cottage on Harsens Island either boating, jet skiing, or just sunbathing in Musamoot Bay.
I’m honored to work at Grand Blanc High School, serving the students, parents, staff and the Grand Blanc community. My husband and I have been residents of Grand Blanc since 2002 and have 2 daughters in the district at the middle school and high school level.
My responsibilities at the high school include the oversight of the Grand Blanc Early College, Career and Technical Education programs, Career Resource Center, west campus discipline, 9th grade attendance and graduation planning. In addition, I serve as the administrative liaison for the post-grad party, 2018 Class Sponsor and for the past 3 years I’ve served as the Summer School Supervisor.
I have 14 years of experience in secondary education which includes 6 years of classroom instruction, 8 years of curriculum and state compliance and 5 years in an administrator capacity.
I earned a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Michigan, Masters of Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Phoenix, and Bachelor of Business Administration from Detroit College of Business.
I have dedicated my career to serving students, mentoring staff, collaborating with stakeholders, and supporting the surrounding community with a single focus in mind - ensuring that the students of Grand Blanc Community Schools receive the best educational experience possible. I’ve found this to be extremely rewarding, both personally and professionally. I look forward to assisting the students of Grand Blanc High School to actualize their own unique genius.