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Grant
High School

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The faculty and staff at Grant High School work as a team to provide a positive environment and a high-quality educational experience for every student. We are happy to discuss any concerns you may have to address individual needs. Please contact any member of our team; we'd love to get to know you better.

Administration

Dan Simon
Principal
P: (231) 834.5622
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Mr. Simon attended Kalamazoo Valley College for two years and then transferred to Western Michigan University where he earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education. He completed coursework for his master's degree at Central Michigan University.
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Joe Schuitema
Assistant Principal/Adult Education Director
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About Joe Schuitema

Mr. Schuitema's father inspired him to become a teacher and coach. He graduated from Grand Valley State University and earned his teaching certificate from Michigan State. Before coming to Grant, Mr. Schuitema coached at Colorado College and Northern Michigan University. He has served as athletics director, elementary principal, and high school assistant principal.
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Tina Jordan
Registrar
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Danette Obenauf
Secretary
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Kim Akin
Secretary
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Paige Paulson
Athletic Director
P: (231) 834.5622 Ext. 5478
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Teachers

Kari Bade
Math
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About Kari Bade

Mrs. Bade graduated from Hope College. She teaches algebra at Grant and in her free time enjoys being with her husband and three sons watching football, camping, and skiing.
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Delores Bray
English/Apex
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Justin Breese
English/Latin
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Ryan Broome
Band
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Mark Brown
Math
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About Mark Brown

Mr. Brown attended Michigan State and graduated from Grand Valley State University. He has worked at Grant for over 20 years. When not working, he enjoys restoring old cars and listening to classic rock.
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Colleen Comstock
Spanish
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About Colleen Comstock

Mrs. Comstock has been teaching at Grant since 1992. She received her degrees from Central Michigan University and Grand Valley. She loves interacting with students and the small town atmosphere in Grant.
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Devon Conley
Social Studies
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About Devon Conley

Mr. Conley earned his teaching certificate from Grand Valley. When he isn't teaching, you can find Mr. Conley on the football field or enjoying his family. He is also an avid guitar player and Batman comic collector.
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Megan Cruzan
Science
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About Megan Cruzan

Mrs. Cruzan graduated from Ferris State University. When not at school, she spends her time bowling, playing softball, collecting insects, and exploring Pinterest.
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Leslye Fries
Special Education
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Kathy Geers
Special Education
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About Kathy Geers

Ms. Geers graduated from Grand Valley State University and has been teaching since 1999. She has one daughter and two pets. When not working, she enjoys sporting events—especially watching her niece play basketball.
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Stephanie Gemmen
English
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Allison Kantola
Social Studies
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About Allison Kantola

Mrs. Kantola has taught at Grant since 2002. She teaches several social studies classes and serves as our Close Up club advisor. Mrs. Kantola enjoys reading, playing sports, and hanging out with her family.
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Scott Keelean
PE/Health
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About Scott Keelean

Mr. Keelean started teaching in 1995. He has been at Grant since 2001 where he teaches physical education and coaches football. He enjoys spending time with his family, exercising, lifting weights, hunting, and fishing.
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Nazariy Kluchkovskiy
Science
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Jill Kuebler
Art
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About Jill Kuebler

Mrs. Kuebler graduated from Western Michigan University in 1992 with a bachelor's in art education. She then earned her master's degree in educational leadership from Grand Valley. She lives in Grant with her husband and fur babies—two dogs and a horse.
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Mike Maksimchuk
Science
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About Mike Maksimchuk

Mr. Maksimchuk is from Calumet, on the Upper Peninsula. He graduated from Michigan Tech and began teaching in Grant until 2015. His hobbies include sailing and hiking.
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Kyle Morrison
CTE
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About Kyle Morrison

Mr. Morrison didn't start out in the education field, but he loves it! From 1990 to 2004, he pursued careers in hospitality, banking, and retail management. He eventually went back to school and graduated with his third bachelor's degree and a teaching certificate in 2006. He spent the first few years helping students with career placement before jumping into the classroom in 2015.
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Maxine Schneider
English
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About Maxine Schneider

Mrs. Schneider graduated from Grand Valley State University. She is a big hockey and baseball fan and enjoys watching the Detroit Redwings and Tigers. During the summer, she works at Fifth Third Ballpark where she can watch the West Michigan Whitecaps.
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John Solis
Math
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About John Solis

Mr. Solis has been teaching at Grant since 1997. He graduated from Big Rapids High School before attending Ferris State University.
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Andy Starr
Science
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About Andy Starr

Mr. Starr earned a science degree at Grand Valley, where he did undergraduate research. He started teaching at Grant in 2013. He also serves as our resident Quiz Bowl and Magic Club advisor. In his free time, he enjoys video games and camping.
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Lance Stray
Social Studies
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About Lance Stray

Mr. Stray graduated from Grant High School in 1988, earned his degree in 1991 from Ferris State University, and returned to Grant to pass his passion for learning to the next generation.
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Lynette Suchner
Special Ed
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Lukas Sweers
Choir
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Mark Walters
English
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About Mark Walters

Mr. Walters has been teaching at Grant since 1990. He met his wife in high school, and the pair recently celebrated their 30th anniversary! Mr. Grant is also our girls softball, basketball, and tennis coach.
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Joanne Young
Special Ed
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About Joanne Young

Mrs. Young graduated from the University of Michigan. After college, she married her husband and moved to California where she taught while Mr. Young served in the United States Air Force. She returned to Michigan and eventually began teaching at Grant High School. She enjoys the beach and spending time with her two grandchildren, Brandon and Mackenzie.
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Support Staff

ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT

Paige Paulson
Athletic Director
P: (231) 834.5622 Ext. 5478
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Tyler DeBrot
Athletics Trainer
P: (231) 834.7119
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CLASSROOM SUPPORT

Chris Alverson
Aide
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Barb Throop
Media Specialist
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Jamie Parker
SPED Aide
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Ellen Williams
Aide
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GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT

Tricia Schuitema
Counselor
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About Tricia Schuitema

Mrs. Schuitema went the Northern Arizona University, Oakland University, Aquinas College, and Grand Valley State University. She taught Health and PE for 15 years, and since 2004, has been the high school counselor.
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Tammy Sullivan
Counselor
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Taylor Scheidel
College Advisor
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OPERATIONS

Ron Anderson
Custodian
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Tina Scherer
Custodian
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