Eastern Staff Directory

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Eastern Elementary School

1600 Eastern Avenue
Traverse City, MI 49686

Administration

Name
Position
Phone
Biz Ruskowski
Principal
Jill Jenkins
Admin. Assistant, Lead
Melisa Waskiewicz
Admin. Assistant

Art

Name
Position
Phone
Anna Culik
Teacher

Elementary

Name
Position
Phone
Lynn Freeman
Young Fives Teacher
Sarah Odette
Young Fives Teacher
Julie Edwardson
Kindergarten Teacher
Kathleen Ferguson
Kindergarten Teacher
Sarah Marek
Kindergarten Teacher
Jessica Owen
Kindergarten Teacher
Hannah Hites
1st Grade Teacher
Kara Nickel
1st Grade Teacher
Heather Stout
1st Grade Teacher
Mary Fak
2nd Grade Teacher
Mandy LaBarre
2nd Grade Teacher
Kara McConnell
2nd Grade Teacher
Kelle Krcmarik
3rd Grade Teacher
Jennifer Layne
3rd Grade Teacher
Weslee Shembarger
3rd Grade Teacher
Heidi Kay
4th Grade Teacher
Terri Lutes
4th Grade Teacher
Karen Nelson
4th Grade Teacher
Lindsay Annelin
5th Grade Teacher
Thomas Cooper
5th Grade Teacher
Allyson McBride-Culver
5th Grade Teacher

English Learners Program

Name
Position
Phone
Peg Siciliano
EL Instructional Assistant

Extended Day

Name
Position
Phone
Veronica (Diane) Dillon
Manager
Natalie Ewing
Assistant
Amy Gordon
Assistant
Kaitlin Hicks
Assistant

Facilities

Name
Position
Phone
Keith Ballmer
Custodian
Duane Fewins
Custodian
Nathan Richardson
Custodian

Food & Nutrition Services

Name
Position
Phone
Karen Phillips
Kitchen Leader
Sheila Venhuizen
Cook
Emily Botkin
Noon Duty
Veronica (Diane) Dillon
Noon Duty
Stacey Schlegel
Noon Duty
Ginny Sleeper
Kitchen Aide

Indigenous Education

Name
Position
Phone
Christine Robinson
Instructional Assistant

Library Media Center

Name
Position
Phone
Heather Asiala
Library/Media Parapro

Music

Name
Position
Phone
Carrie Bui
Teacher
Stephanie Schall-Brazee
Teacher

Physical Education

Name
Position
Phone
Mike Kolanowski
Teacher
Wendy Richmond
Teacher

Preschool

Name
Position
Phone
Julie Brott
Preschool Teacher
Deb Feaster
Preschool Teacher
Shanna Girrbach
Preschool Assistant
Sherlyn Hilden
ECSE Teacher
Sara Roeder
Assistant

Summer Explorers Club

Name
Position
Phone
Kelly Bevier
Manager

Support Services

Name
Position
Phone
Esther Voisin
School Social Worker
Mary Wright
School Social Worker
Karen Gerlando
Resource Room Teacher
Linda Filipp
Reading Interventionist
Rebecca Hite
Behavioral Assistant
Kelly OBranovic
Instructional Coach
Christine Enoksen
Instructional Aide
Kristin Harnish
Instructional Aide
Kelly Lamie-Fulk
Instructional Aide
Janet Landis
Instructional Aide
Jamie Lerner
Instructional Aide
Rebecca Massong
Instructional Aide