When you come out for conferences this week, you may see some new faces. Bentley is excited to have some new teachers joining the #BulldogNation this year!
At Barhitte, please welcome…
Lynn Turner: Our new begindergarten teacher has been using her interests in hiking, cooking, crafting, and singing to enhance her new classroom. Wanting all of her students to enjoy learning, Ms. Turner focuses on getting her students ready for the next year and believes that “children are loaned to us for a short while, and we must do our best for them.” Also a proud mother, Ms. Turner has three children who are all in college, with two of her daughters working at Walt Disney World.
Jessie Burton: Barhitte’s new full-time physical education teacher hails from Western Michigan University and is an avid Detroit sports fan. He works to make sure that all students get to “experience something new and get excited about being active.” While not at school, Mr. Burton enjoys repairing computers, houses, and small engines, as well as taking care of his pets: 2 cats, 2 dogs, and 2 guinea pigs.
Christian Hinman: Already a Bulldog alumni (Class of 1999!), Mrs. Hinman spends most of her day at Barhitte working with students because she believes everyone has the potential to learn. The historical figure she finds most inspiring is Eleanor Roosevelt because she was extremely influential and stood up for what she believed in. Mrs. Hinman brings with her 11 years of teaching experience, 8 of which were spent in Kentucky.
Emily Lawrence: Our newest 1st grade teacher, Miss Lawrence received her elementary teaching degree from Albion College and holds a Masters from the University of Michigan-Flint. She is taking over Mrs. Weycker’s classroom as Mrs. Weycker is now our newest intervention teacher.
While you are at the middle school, please welcome…
Dakota Ash: Having spent several years as an academic interventionist at the middle school, Mr. Ash is now teaching Math 7, Math 8, Science 6, and AP Calculus. He graduated from the University of Michigan Flint with his teaching degree and wishes that “all students would believe in themselves enough to push through obstacles and not give up on themselves.” When he’s not in the classroom, Mr. Ash enjoys fishing, kayaking, disc golf, and video games.
Megan Michaels: Having received her Bachelors from Central Michigan University and her Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, Mrs. Michaels has joined #TeamMiddleSchool as the new physical education and health teacher. Her favorite quote is is from B.B. King: “The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” Her hobbies include reading and spending time with her family, as well as traveling up north and supporting her favorite sports teams: Detroit Tigers, Red Wings, and the University of Michigan.
New teachers at the high school include…
Erin Mohrman: Believing that “creativity takes courage” (Henri Matisse), Mrs. Mohrman is our new art teacher. Her professional background includes the College for Creative Studies in Detroit and the Flint Institute of Arts. Her hobbies include painting, drawing and design. Inspired by Mother Teresa because she valued all of life and every person, Mrs. Mohrman hopes that all students find “success in something that brings them joy.”
Andrew Coullard: Mr. Coullard received his teaching degree from the University of Michigan-Flint and wishes that all students are “successful, happy, and live by the ‘golden rule’ “. While his favorite sport is baseball, Mr. Coullard also enjoys hiking, biking, swimming, gardening and walking his dog. His favorite types of books are field guides, which he uses to explore and identify animals, trees, plants, rocks, shells, and mushrooms during his hikes.