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Bierbusse

Mrs. Bierbusse

6th Grade

Mrs. Jennifer Bierbusse has taught at The Chatfield School since 2002. Mrs. Bierbusse is passionate about mentoring children through life’s difficulties, developing students’ character while inviting them to live with integrity and make good choices despite the opposition they may face as they grow. She values the importance of creating a nurturing and positive learning community where students’ are valued for their individual strengths, gifts and talents. Mrs. Bierbusse is a graduate of The University of Michigan-Flint with a Bachelor’s in Education and a graduate from Waldon University with a Master’s in Literacy and Elementary Education. Mrs. Bierbusse enjoys spending time with her husband and three children.

jbierbusse@chatfieldschool.org
Block

Mrs. Block

5th Grade

Mrs. Block started teaching in 2006 and joined the Chatfield School in the 2008 school year. Mrs. Block has taught 5th and middle school. She obtained her teaching degree and an Educational Leadership degree from Saginaw Valley State University. Mrs. Block lives with her husband and daughter. Mrs. Block enjoys activities such as running, crossfit, horseback riding, and reading.

jblock@chatfieldschool.org
Boyer

Mrs. Boyer

Kindergarten

Mrs. Boyer has been teaching at The Chatfield School since 2003. She has taught kindergarten, first and second grades during that time. Mrs. Boyer earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from the University of Michigan-Flint. She attained her Master’s degree specializing in literacy and math from Walden University in 2008. Mrs. Boyer enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, hiking, and bicycling.

mboyer@chatfieldschool.org
Boyle

Mrs. Boyle

8th Grade

Mrs. Boyle has been teaching at Chatfield since 2008. She has wanted to be a teacher since elementary school. In order to achieve that goal, she earned a bachelor's degree in Education with a focus in Mathematics and English from Hope College in Holland, Michigan. Additionally, she earned a master's degree from Walden University in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment. Her daily goal is to express her passion for learning and creatively pass on that passion to the students. Mrs. Boyle’s husband shares that passion and teaches physical education for sixth through eighth grade, they have three children. Mrs. Boyle enjoys spending time with family, camping, canoeing, sewing, singing, theater, and watching movies.

tboyle@chatfieldschool.org
Brady

Mr. Brady

4th Grade

Mr. Brady earned his Bachelor of Science in Education from Central Michigan University with concentrations in Social Studies, Science and Middle Level education. He is a husband, a father, and a local lapeer resident. He believes in creating healthy relationships to foster learning and cooperation in all areas of life. Mr. Brady brings his interests in technology, sports and outdoor education to his 4th grade role at Chatfield.

sbrady@chatfieldschool.org
Bryant

Mrs. Bryant

2nd Grade

Michelle Bryant loves being a part of the Chatfield family. She came to Chatfield having earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Oakland University and her Masters in Assessment and Curriculum from Marygrove College. Her teaching experience ranges teaching students from the ninth grade through first grade. Michelle enjoys watching her horses run around and the abundant wildlife that shares the land. Michelle loves to go horseback riding, spending time with her family and reading mysteries.

mbryant@chatfieldschool.org
Conner

Mrs. Conner

Additional Educators
Mrs. Conner joined the Chatfield staff in 2016, where she teaches Spanish classes. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary education with specializations in Language Arts and Spanish from UM Flint in 2007, and a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction online through the University of Phoenix in 2011. Mrs. Conner began teaching in Flint and taught Spanish and 4th grade there for 9 years. She grew up in Lapeer, graduated from Lapeer East in 2001 and still resides in Lapeer with her husband and dogs. In her free time she enjoys reading, bike riding, and hanging out with family and friends. lconner@chatfieldschool.org
Corbett

Mr. Corbett

Additional Educators

Mr. Corbett has been teaching at Chatfield since 2011. He studied music at the University of Akron in Ohio, and then finished his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education at the University of Michigan-Flint. Mr. Corbett is currently teaching elementary music, band, choir and Theatre where he strives to instill the value of performing and creating music at any stage in life. Outside of school, Mr. Corbett conducts the Lapeer Symphony Orchestra. He also is a big fan of Ohio State.

kcorbett@chatfieldschool.org
DelCampo

Mrs. DelCampo

2nd Grade

Mrs. DelCampo joined the Chatfield Team in 2015 as a second grade teacher. She has taught Pre-K, Kindergarten, First and Second Grade. She graduated from New York State University with an elementary education degree and has a master degree in Early Childhood Education. Learning and growing together, each child has a unique way to inspire, engage, and innovate. Welcome to our school family! Ready? Set! GO!

mdelcampo@chatfieldschool.org
Dunsmore

Mrs. Dunsmore

3rd Grade

Mrs. Dunsmore received her teaching degree from Michigan State University. She has taught pre-school, kindergarten, first grade, and currently teaches third grade. She and her husband enjoy traveling and have lived in California, Maine, and Louisiana before residing in Michigan to raise their children. Mrs. Dunsmore lives with her husband, son, and daughter in Lapeer. She stays busy attending her children’s soccer, dance, gymnastics, and various other school events.

cdunsmore@chatfieldschool.org
Houghtaling

Mrs. Houghtaling

Kindergarten
Mrs. Houghtaling taught kindergarten and special education at Lapeer Community Schools for 19 years. She joined the Chatfield Staff in its first year in 1997. She received her Bachelor's Degree from Western Michigan University and her Master's Degree from Oakland University. Her background is in math, special education and early childhood.

Mrs. Houghtaling enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren.

 

choughtaling@chatfieldschool.org
Huestis

Mrs. Huestis

Additional Educators

Kristi Huestis has been teaching at The Chatfield School since 2007. Mrs. Huestis earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from the University of Michigan-Flint. She attained her Master’s degree specializing in integrating technology into the classroom which led her in a new career path. Mrs. Huestis left her second grade teaching position to be the Educational Technology Specialist in 2014. When not in school, Mrs. Huestis enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. 

khuestis@chatfieldschool.org

Mrs. Jelneck

Support Staff
Mrs. Jelneck began her teaching career in Gwinnett County, Georgia after finishing college at Georgia Southern University. After returning home to Lapeer, Michigan she began teaching in Flint, Michigan. She is enjoying her role at Chatfield as reading consultant. When not in school, Mrs. Jelneck enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.
cjelneck@chatfieldschool.org
Kobylik

Mrs. Kobylik

1st Grade
Mrs. Kobylik has been a Chatfield Dolphin since 2003. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan-Flint and a Master of Reading/Reading Specialist from Marygrove College. Mrs. Kobylik has been married since 1987 to her husband Neal and three fabulous girls call her mom. Even better than being a mom, she has earned the title of Gaga to four wonderful little people. In her spare time, Mrs. Kobylik likes to read, go to the movies and play with her grands. Teaching first grade is one of the most important things Mrs. Kobylik has ever done. She believes that instilling a love for learning and teaching students that school is FUN is key to a child’s education. kkobylik@chatfieldschool.org
Kraly

Mr. Kraly

Director

Mr. Kraly started his teaching career at Chatfield in 1997 after graduating from Western Michigan University with a degree in Elementary Education. At Chatfield he has taught third through eighth grade students. He earned his Masters in Education degree in Educational Leadership from Oakland University in 2004. Since 2011 Mr. Kraly has been Co-Director of Chatfield School. Mr. Kraly is married to Jennifer, has three children, and resides in Metamora.

bkraly@chatfieldschool.org
Kress

Mrs. Kress

Support Staff

Mrs. Kress earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical/Community Psychology from the University of Michigan-Flint. She attained her Master’s degree in Counseling from Oakland University. Mrs. Kress began her career at Chatfield School in 2012. When not in school, Mrs. Kress enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters.

ekress@chatfieldschool.org
Kurtz

Mr. Kurtz

7th Grade

Mr. Kurtz began teaching at Chatfield Middle School in 2008. In addition to teaching 7th grade. He also teaches Service Learning, Keyboarding, Small Engine Repair, Automotive Basics and Course 2 Mathematics. Mr. Kurtz holds Hunter's Safety and Snowmobile Safety classes at Chatfield. He also runs the after-school program “Jam Band” for middle school students. He has a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education with a major in Social Studies and minor in Science, and a Master's degree in Public Administration from The University of Michigan-Flint. Mr. Kurtz and his wife have two children. Aside from teaching and spending time with his family, Mr. Kurtz enjoys playing guitar, drums, boating and camping

rkurtz@chatfieldschool.org
LaForge

Mrs. LaForge

5th Grade
Karly LaForge joined the Chatfield family in 2009 as a 5th grade student teacher. She received her Bachelor's in Elementary Education from the University of Michigan-Flint in December 2009. She has a major in Language Arts and a minor in Social Studies. She currently lives in Capac with her husband and her two children. Mrs. LaForge believes that children learn best through real-world hands on activities in the classroom. She also believes that building a strong relationship with students and parents is vital to a child’s education.  klaforge@chatfieldschool.org
Lange

Mrs. Lange

4th Grade

Mayme Lange has lived in Lapeer her whole life and has been teaching at Chatfield since 2008. She has earned a Bachelor's in Elementary Education with a major in Language Arts and a minor in Math. Mrs. Lange believes that teachers can provide the background that students will need to be successful, caring citizens. She strives to teach using authentic activities where students will learn by exploring and making important connections to themselves and their surroundings. Also, she believes that learning can and should be fun and exciting.

mlange@chatfieldschool.org
Lange

Mr. Lange

Additional Educators

Mr. Lange has been teaching at Chatfield since 2012. Mr. Lange earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Art Education in 2003 and attained a Masters Degree in Educational Technology in 2008. Mr. Lange currently teaches Visual Art to students in Kindergarten through Eighth grade as well as Middle School Elective courses in Robotics and Visual Arts. While not teaching Mr. Lange enjoys spending time with his wife and son.

nlange@chatfieldschool.org
Leonard

Mrs. Leonard

Additional Educators

Mrs. Leonard has taught Special Education at Chatfield since 2003. She received her teacher certification and special education degree from Eastern Michigan and Grand Valley University and her Masters in Reading from Walden University. Mrs. Leonard loves being home with her with family and enjoys reading, traveling and working outside when she has the time.

cleonard@chatfieldschool.org
Logan

Mrs. Logan

7th Grade

Tracy Logan began teaching at The Chatfield School in 1997, when the school opened. Since then, she has taught first, second, third, fourth, and seventh grades. Mrs. Logan believes that strong relationships with students, parents, and staff are vital in providing the best learning environment for everyone, not just the students. She appreciates the collaborative approach at Chatfield, and enjoys every day that she spends with her students as they learn together.

tlogan@chatfieldschool.org
McCreedy

Mr. McCreedy

Additional Educators

Peter McCreedy is the Ecology Director at Chatfield School. He loves working with students of all ages in the Willows and the many surrounding outdoor classrooms. Peter has lived most of his life in Lapeer and enjoys sharing the rich natural and cultural history of this special place with others. In his free time Peter likes to go camping, play hockey, and ride his bicycle. Peter met his wife Beth in the Chatfield office on Olympics day! They have two daughters and live on a small farm where they like to swim in the pond, build forts, and grow food.

pmccreedy@chatfieldschool.org
Mutch

Mrs. Mutch

Support Staff

Mrs. Mutch is a proud graduate of Michigan State University where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology and a Master's Degree in Speech and Language Pathology. She has previously worked as a speech and language pathologist for the San Diego Unified School District and the Utica Community Schools. She has spent the last 8 years of her career working at Beaumont Hospital’s Center for Childhood Speech and Language Disorders. She resides in Oxford and enjoys spending time with her family paddle boarding, traveling and being outdoors!

kmutch@chatfieldschool.org
Neumann

Mrs. Neumann

Additional Educators

Janet Neumann has been teaching at Chatfield since 1998. Born in Michigan, she and her husband traveled to California and decided to live in the warm weather for a while. A while turned into many years in California then in Tennessee. During this time she joyfully raised three children, and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree from California State University, Northridge and a Masters Degree from Tennessee State University, Nashville. Armed with a love of books and teaching, Jan’s career path has led to working as Librarian and Intervention Teacher. She is partially fulfilling a lifelong ambition to live near a Library. She feels fortunate to assist students in their quest to find, and read, and ultimately love books.

jneumann@chatfieldschool.org
Nolan

Mrs. Nolan

3rd Grade

Mrs. Nolan received a BA in psychology from Michigan State University. She worked as a coordinator for children with autism for five years. During that time, she also facilitated summer camps for children with developmental disabilities. Mrs. Nolan then received her degree in elementary education with a major in English and a minor in History from Olivet College. She worked as an outdoor specialist with Peter McCreedy for four years before joining the Chatfield teaching staff for the 2010/2011 school year. She lives with her two children and husband in Metamora.

snolan@chatfieldschool.org
Rieves

Mrs. Rieves

1st Grade

Anne Rieves has been involved with Chatfield School since it first opened as both a parent and and employee. She graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in special education and attended Wayne State University to work on her masters in Learning Disabilities. Mrs. Rieves taught in the Grosse Pointe Public School system for 8 years until relocating to Lapeer.When not teaching 1stgrade Mrs. RIeves LOVES to read, spend time with her family, go for walks, draw and paint with water colors.

arieves@chatfieldschool.org
Schlusler

Mrs. Schlusler

Support Staff

Mrs. Schlusler received her Bachelor’s of Art in Elementary Education from Olivet Nazarene University with math, science, social studies and language arts endorsements. She earned her Master’s of Science in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University. Mrs. Schlusler will serve as a Math Specialist at Chatfield. She has taught everything from 3rd grade - 8th grade. She enjoys spending time with her two small boys and husband traveling and being outdoors!

jschlusler@chatfieldschool.org
Verellen

Mr. Verellen

Additional Educators

Mr. Verellen began teaching physical education at Chatfield in 2011. He also serves as the school’s athletic director and oversees the athletic department that offers many opportunities for the students. Mr. Verellen earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree in elementary education from Eastern Michigan University in 2001. His love for physical fitness includes hobbies such as running, playing basketball, and weight training. He also enjoys coaching a plethora of sports on various levels in addition to officiating basketball and volleyball in his free time. Mr. Verellen enjoys sharing his passion for physical activity with his students by sponsoring activities that include run club, bowling club, archery club, youth soccer, and youth basketball at Chatfield. He has four children and resides with his wife in White Lake.

kverellen@chatfieldschool.org
Wilcox

Mrs. Wilcox

Additional Educators

Mrs. Wilcox joined the Chatfield family in 2015 teaching with Peter McCreedy. She earned her bachelor’s degree and teaching certificate from the University of Michigan-Flint. She believes positive relationships are important for students to learn and grow. Mrs. Wilcox appreciates the partnership that creates the Chatfield family between students, parents, and staff. She feels lucky to be part of an amazing school! Mrs. Wilcox resides in Lapeer with her husband and two children. She loves to camp, be outdoors, read, and spend time with her family.

Wolinski

Mrs. Wolinski

6th Grade

Mrs. Wolinski began her teaching career at The Chatfield School in 2002 Mrs. Wolinski believes that teachers can make a significant difference in the way children see themselves, their world, and learning in general. While creating a nurturing environment, she strives to involve all students in meaningful learning activities while attending to their individual academic and social needs. Mrs. Wolinski is a proud graduate of Michigan State University where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and Master's Degree in Curriculum and Teaching. Mrs. Wolinski and her husband reside in Ortonville with their two young children.

awolinski@chatfieldschool.org
Young

Mrs. Young

8th Grade

Mrs. Young received her teaching degree from Oakland University and has a Master’s degree in Technology from Central Michigan. She has been a middle school teacher since 2004. She teaches Language Arts, Science, Math, Technology, Dissection, and Culinary Science. In addition to academics, Mrs. Young loves being an active participant in the school community by getting involved in after school dances, coaching, tutoring, and attending her students sporting events. Outside of school, she and her husband enjoy camping and spending time outdoors with their two children. Mrs. Young believes that it is vital that she make learning fun and interesting and maintain a positive relationship with her students in order to motivate her students and provide the best learning experience.

ayoung@chatfieldschool.org
Young

Mr. Young

Director

He has been the Co-Director of Chatfield School since 2011. He is married and the proud father of two children. He earned his bachelor degree from Eastern Michigan University. He began his teaching career in Utica Community Schools and taught for several years twice earning Teacher of the Year Award. He earned his Master’s Degree in School Administration from Saginaw Valley State University. Mr. Young then began his career as an school administrator in 2003. He served as Junior High Assistant Principal, Junior High Principal, High School Principal. He enjoys spending time hunting, fishing and time with his family. Mr. Young feels that it is an honor work at such an outstanding school with great student, parents and staff.

myoung@chatfieldschool.org