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Faculty & Staff

Middle School Faculty

Leslie Ellis

Middle School Science

Middle School Team Leader
Middle School Math





Cassandra Koontz

Middle School English Language Arts

  • B.S. Elementary Education, Baker College
  • Certified in Language Arts






Terri Karavas

Middle School Math

Michael Ginger

Middle School Social Studies

Elementary School Faculty

Agatha Ropeta

4th Grade

Courtney Selby

4th Grade

B.S. in Elementary Education Central Michigan University
Major: Integrated Science
Minor: Language Arts






Lorraine Fite

3rd Grade

  • B.A. Elementary Education, University of Michigan
  • 8 Years Teaching Experience 





Stacie Ropes

3rd Grade

  • B.S. Elementary Education, Oakland University
  • Major in Language Arts - Certified K-8
  • Master Level Early Childhood Education Endorsement, Saginaw Valley State University
  • 11+ Years Teaching Experience
  • CPR and First Aid Certified



Katherine Ligon

2nd Grade

  • B.S. Elementary Education






Devin Mulville

2nd Grade and Elementary RTI/504 Coordinator

  • B.A. Elementary Education, Michigan State University
  • Teaching Minors in Math & Geography
  • Masters Degree in Teaching and Curriculum with a specialization in Language and Literacy Instruction, Michigan State University
  • K-12 Reading Specialist endorsement 
  • CPR & First Aid certified
  • Level III PYP Certification "Transdisciplinary Learning"




Anna DiMaggio

1st Grade

  • B.A. from Oakland University College of Education
  • Certified in early childhood
  • CPR and First Aid trained
  • 9 years teaching experience





Elizabeth Prawdzik

1st Grade

Bachelor of Science in Education from Central Michigan University
Early Childhood Endorsement from Central Michigan University and  Michigan State University
CPR and First Aid Trained
Epi Pen Training
CPI (Nonviolent Crisis Prevention Intervention) training
PYP Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 Training
30 years of teaching experience


Dee Dee Heberling


MA Early Childhood Education, University of Michigan at Flint
BS in Education from Appalachian State University in North Carolina
Early Childhood, Language Arts and Social Studies Endorsements
First Aid and CPR Certified
11 Years of Teaching Experience

Rose McElfresh


B.S. Elementary Education, Saginaw Valley State University
Minors in English and Science
Early Childhood Education Certification
CPR and First AID Certified
AED Certified

All-school Learning Specialists

Mark Fleming

K-8th - ESP

Environmental Science and Public PolicyMichigan State University






Cynthia Dyke

Visual Arts

  • B.F.A with an emphasis in Graphic Design -  Michigan State University.
  • Associates of Art/ Commercial and Graphic Design  - Macomb Community College





Alvaro Sandoval

4th-8th Spanish

Hope College - Holland, MI / Grand Valley State University - Grand Rapids, MI
BA - Spanish

Science Composite Minor




David Scovic

Technology, Coach

  • B.A., DePauw University
  • Level I Certification IB Primary Years Programme
  • First Aid & AED Certified



Chris Smith

Performing Arts







Krislene Kemp

Personal Social Physical Education
B.S. Secondary Education, Central Michigan University 
Major: Physical Education
Minors: Biology, Leadership and Health Endorsement
CPR and First AID Certified
AED Certified


Brit Austin

Speech & Language Pathologist

Randy McElfresh

Social Work

Master's of Social Work (MSW) - Wayne State University
Limited License Master Social Worker
Focus in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Angela Asperger

Occupational Therapist

Sara Fields

Director of Student Services

Administration and Support Staff

David Poirier

Head of School

  • B.S., Biology, Michigan State University
  • Masters Degree of Education Leadership, Eastern Michigan University
  • Certified in K-8 Elementary Education, 6-8 Environmental Studies, and K-12 School Leadership




Andrea Bristol

Director of Academics

  • B.S., Elementary Education and Spanish, Grand Valley State University
  • Masters Degree of Education in Educational Studies, Oakland University
  • Level I Certification IB Primary Years Programme
  • Level III PYP Certification "Reading and Writing Through Inquiry"
  • Level III PYP Certification "Common Core and the IB"
  • First Aid & AED Certified


Audrey Smith-Dibble

Director of Enrollment and Community Relations







Sue Mallard

Office Manager

B.S. in Accounting, Oakland University






Mike Hendrick








Donna Van Doorne

Hosner Campus Office Personnel








Kathie Miller

Bus Driver







Sue Busam

Bus Driver

Sue LaNore

Bus Driver