Manistee Area Public Schools Faculty & Staff
On the Leading EDGE
Our students are engaged by educators that empower and inspire their students to recognize their potential, dream big, and make a difference in the world around them.
With a strong desire to rise to the needs of each and every student, the MAPS Administrative Team ensures the campus and faculty offer a diverse and expansive learning environment incorporating innovation in all facilities and programming with strong fiscal management.
Central Office & Administration
Location: 550 Maple St, Manistee, MI 49660 | Map
Telephone: (231) 723-3521
Fax: (231) 723-1507
Central Office Hours: M-F: 8am – 4:30pm
Superintendent: Ronald Stoneman
Board of Education President: Jim A. Thompson
Central Office Staff
Superintendent - email@example.com
Business Manager - firstname.lastname@example.org
Curriculum Director - email@example.com
Assistant Business Manager - firstname.lastname@example.org
Payroll/Human Resources/Insurance/Lunch - email@example.com
Administrative Assistant - firstname.lastname@example.org
E – Enrichment– Driving all students toward their full potential
D – Diversity– Providing opportunities meeting the goals of every student
G – Goal-centered– Focusing on individualized ambitions and achievement
E – Endurance– Equipping all learners with physical, emotional and academic skills for success
DISTANCE LEARNING SUPPORT
Care Connect Resources
Emergency Referrals: If any student or family member is experiencing a mental health crisis they can reach out to Centra Wellness Network at 1-877-398-2013. Centra Wellness has Therapist available and provides crisis services 24/7.
Our MAPS Care Connect team is working alongside you in providing services. They are continuing to do outreach with their caseload. Sonya, Cheryl and Priscilla are actively working with students and families and are available for new referrals. They would also like to provide clarity regarding the types of services that they are able to offer. Please remember that these services are available by referral for our students and their families, but you are also welcomed to reach out with any individual concerns that you have or support you may need.
- Stress or Trauma Screening– Emergent issue screening and coordination with supportive services.
- Resource Insecurity – Resource connections for families with community agencies providing healthcare, food, insurance, housing, and more.
- Serious and/or Chronic Mental Illness – Home based services for students/families can be provided. Video interactions available where appropriate and applicable.
Feeling anxious about COVID-19 is a normal reaction that many of us are currently managing. Under these circumstances our anxieties can motivate us to take steps for staying safe. For some, however, managing this anxiety can feel uncontrollable. This is when we know to take action. Understanding that distance learning may create challenges in understanding what a student might be experiencing, the MAPS Care Connect Team wanted to provide some guidelines for what to listen or watch for when interacting from a distance with students and families:
- Mention of strong fear and anxiety about the COVID-19 outbreak. Understanding that prolonged fear can trigger existing or underlying panic, anxiety, or depression.
- Any mention of not feeling safe in current environment or strained relationships.
- References to extreme stress and inability to manage responsibilities of work, distance learning, and home.
- Comments about loneliness and isolation that exceed sharing about missing friends.
- Reference to lack of resources causing family stress.
- Comments regarding fear of losing home or inability to support family.
Referrals can be made using this form, link is also available on the Care Connect page of our website.
The health and wellbeing of every member of our MAPS family will remain our first concern. Behavioral Health Therapist, Sonya Broadbent can be reached during the school closure by calling 231-655-3744 from 8:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We encourage you to reach out to the MAPS Care Connect Team with any questions or concerns you may have during this time. They are here to provide any level of support necessary.
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|Name||Title / Grade / Content Area|
|Andy Huber||HS/MS Principalemail@example.com|
|Kenn Kott||Assistant Principalfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kevin Schmutzler||Assistant Principal / Athletic Directoremail@example.com|
|Matt Kieffer||Student Supportfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Denise Slonecki||Administrative Assistantemail@example.com|
|Kasandra Johnson||Administrative Assistantfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Paul Howes||Guidance Counseloremail@example.com|
|Penny Kiss||Guidance Administrative Assistant / Registrarfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Todd Garber||Student Recovery Classroomemail@example.com|
|Karen Sundbeck||Student Recovery Classroomfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kelsey Rhodes||MCAN College Adviser / Credit Recovery Coordinatoremail@example.com|
|Kevin Schmutzler||Athletic Director / Assistant Principalfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Beth Forbes||Activities Secretaryemail@example.com|
|Kenneth Blakey-Shell||District Technology Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Gabe Delgado||Elementary Device Supportemail@example.com|
|Matt Froncek||Apple Certified Technicianfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|David Gagstetter||Data & Device Systemsemail@example.com|
|MMHS School Instructional Staff|
|Gregg Bennett||Social Sciencefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dan Burns||Language Artsemail@example.com|
|Troy Bytwork||Social Sciencefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Rachel Edmondson||Language Artsemail@example.com|
|Cindy Erdman||Special Educationfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Joe Hendges||Social Scienceemail@example.com|
|Kristen Johnson||Special Educationfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sam Joseph||Language Artsemail@example.com|
|Brooke Koller||Special Educationfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Andrea Mack||Instrumental Musicemail@example.com|
|Morgan Nowicki||Language Artsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cheryl O'Connor||Social Studiesemail@example.com|
|Wendy Orton||Family & Consumer Science, Special Educationfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tobia Purple||Special Educationemail@example.com|
|Dan Saylor||Social Sciencefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Polly Schlaff||Language Artsemail@example.com|
|Joel Smith||Social Studiesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Hannah Starmann||Language Artsemail@example.com|
|Michael Tilmann II||PE/Healthfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sara Workman||Special Educationemail@example.com|
|Ingrid Bond||Band Paraprofessionalfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kristen Mezeske||One to One Paraprofessionalemail@example.com|
|Cindy Sheathelm||One to One Paraprofessionalfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Robert Von Herbruck||Paraprofessionalemail@example.com|
|Jennifer Williams||MS Activities Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|MMHS School Custodial|
|Keri Carlson||Nutrition Service Directoremail@example.com|
|Stacy Applegarth||Nutrition Servicefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Courtney Gibbs||Nutrition Serviceemail@example.com|
|Melissa Gutowski||Nutrition Servicefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kendra Mikolajczak||Nutrition Serviceemail@example.com|
|Terri Morski||Nutrition Servicefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Richard Koon||Nutrition Serviceemail@example.com|
|Tiffany Remkes||Nutrition Servicefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Linda Wandrych||Nutrition Serviceemail@example.com|
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Principal: Joanie Wiersma | firstname.lastname@example.org
Administrative Assistant: Holly Dahlquist | email@example.com
3rd Grade Teacher firstname.lastname@example.org
Specials - PE/Health email@example.com
3rd Grade Teacher firstname.lastname@example.org
Math Coach email@example.com
Resource Room firstname.lastname@example.org
5th Grade Teacher email@example.com
Elementary Music firstname.lastname@example.org
Title I Reading/Literacy Coach email@example.com
5th Grade Teacher firstname.lastname@example.org
5th Grade Teacher email@example.com
Specials - Instrumental Music firstname.lastname@example.org
Long Term Substitute - 4th Grade email@example.com
5th Grade Teacher firstname.lastname@example.org
Resource Room email@example.com
4th Grade Teacher firstname.lastname@example.org
Part-Time Art (LT Sub) email@example.com
3rd Grade Teacher firstname.lastname@example.org
3rd Grade Teacher email@example.com
4th Grade Teacher firstname.lastname@example.org
Ingrid Bond email@example.com
Nicole Bruce firstname.lastname@example.org
Heidi Carter email@example.com
Carly Cheever firstname.lastname@example.org
Karla Lidtke email@example.com
Tara Lange firstname.lastname@example.org
Maggie Patterson email@example.com
Carol Hansen firstname.lastname@example.org
Terri Morski email@example.com
Julie Polcyn firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Rogers email@example.com
Clarence Schultz firstname.lastname@example.org
Don Froncek email@example.com
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Julia Raddatz, Principal firstname.lastname@example.org
Connie Miller, Administrative Assistant email@example.com
Elizabeth Adams, Kindergarten firstname.lastname@example.org
Krista Bennett, Math Coach email@example.com
McAnn Bradford, Second Grade firstname.lastname@example.org
Linda Coyle, Special Education email@example.com
Andrea Dejong, Second Grade firstname.lastname@example.org
Isabella Doolittle, Second Grade email@example.com
Deb Erdman, First Grade firstname.lastname@example.org
Amanda Feyen, Music email@example.com
Debbie Forward, First Grade firstname.lastname@example.org
Chasity Gouker, Title I Reading/Literacy Coach email@example.com
Staci Johnson, First Grade firstname.lastname@example.org
Monte Klein, Art email@example.com
Cindy Lundberg, Kindergarten firstname.lastname@example.org
Tracy Shimel, SafeNet email@example.com
Christine Slawinski, Kindergarten firstname.lastname@example.org
Bryan Tomaszewski, Second Grade email@example.com
Allison Veine, Kindergarten firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle Wilson, First Grade email@example.com
Mary Chick firstname.lastname@example.org
Andi Jones email@example.com
Rachel Lindeman firstname.lastname@example.org
Amy Miller email@example.com
Randee Oleniczak firstname.lastname@example.org
Connie Rybicki email@example.com
Kristie Schlafley firstname.lastname@example.org
Clayton Slawinski email@example.com
Anna Wojcik firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie Zajac email@example.com
Thomas Madsen firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert Jacobs email@example.com
Laura Olk firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Rogers email@example.com
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Little Chips Instructional Staff - 231-398-3758
Sandy Ludwig - Pre-School Teacher & After School Program - firstname.lastname@example.org
Amber Hiipakka - Pre-School Teacher Assistant email@example.com
MAPS Great Start Readiness Program Staff - 231-398-3757
Amy Brown, Lead Teacher firstname.lastname@example.org
Brenda Struble, GSRP Teacher Assistant email@example.com
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Guiding Our Philosophy
“Chips lead by providing an inclusive, high-quality, diverse educational environment that inspires and fulfills the goals of all learners at every stage of their journey.”
“Leading a connected Manistee learning community, which supports the educational journey of each individual student, delivering The Chippewa Edge.”
MAPS Leading-Edge Promise
We provide every student with the knowledge and values necessary to become productive and successful citizens of our world. With innovation, dedication, and integrity, we create a learning environment that inspires every student and educator to reach their highest potential.
– Deliver on our promise to help every student learn
– Support a collaborative learning and working environment
– Bring focused and positive energy to everything we do
– Minimize behaviors/actions/decisions that drain our resources
Guiding Principle: We believe all students can learn.
Non-Negotiable: Achievement – We will find the potential in each student and create an environment that supports their learning.
- Every child that enters our school district will receive our attention and dedication to finding the keys to their personal success.
Guiding Principle: All decisions we make are based upon impact to effect learning.
Non-Negotiable: Impact– We will focus all efforts on seeking ways to support and extend learning.
- Our focus is always on student learning.
- We are open-minded, lifelong learners who stay in touch with, share, and use research-based practices.
- We identify and revise practices that do not help students learn.
Guiding Principle: We focus on goals that drive achievement.
Non-Negotiable: Results– We will set measurable goals, identify improvement strategies, and skillfully adapt instruction to meet student needs.
- Assessment results are used to inform us about the effectiveness of curricular and instructional decisions.
- We analyze assessment results hold data-driven discussions and make impactful decisions for improved student achievement.
- We establish attainable goals for specific measurables, in both instructional efforts and individual student progress.
Guiding Principle: We are committed to an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust.
Non-Negotiable: Accountability– We will lead by example and take responsibility for the energy we bring to all that we do.
- We reflect the values of our Mission & Vision in our daily practice. When our actions match our words, we build trust and respect with each other, our students, and our support community.
- We work together to establish an atmosphere of trust and respect, in which we can all feel safe to communicate.
- Our interactions with students and each other are characterized by the tenets of TRACK.
- We allow individuals to feel comfortable discussing their observations or concerns with one another because they know they will not be judged or punished.
- Disagreements are treated with respect and acknowledged as an opportunity to learn and grow.
- Each individual is given equal time to express an opinion or share an idea.
Guiding Principle: We believe that all students belong to all of us.
Non-Negotiable: Guidance– We will hold ourselves responsible for supporting the educational experience of all MAPS students throughout our district.
- We accept and act on the belief that all students belong to all adults.
- We are committed to working beyond the boundaries of our classrooms and buildings to serve the needs of every student.
- We work together for the success of all students, there is no blame when things do not go well, but instead we are committed to seeking solutions to problems or setbacks in the interest of each and every student’s achievement.
Guiding Principle: Working together enables us to attain our desired outcomes.
Non-Negotiable: Collaboration-We will reach beyond our classrooms and work with each other to identify and support the strengths of every student.
- We work together to positively impact student achievement and deliver the Leading-Edge Promise.
- We focus on and speak only in solutions.
- Participation in culture building is both a right and a responsibility.
- TRACK guides the development of character and a positive school environment and is primary to our success as individuals and our ability to instill these values in our students and each other.
- Our commitment to communication allows for a productive work environment and therefore student success.
- We put education first, and we know we can deliver on this when we encourage each other to share our best ideas and work collaboratively.
- Ideas which lead to increased student learning are recognized and praised by peers.
Jefferson & Kennedy Staff Handbook
Letter from Board President and Superintendent
- While much more work needs to be done, MAPS is headed in the right direction with positive momentum behind the academic growth, instruction reforms and innovative new school choices.
- The future of growth and success of MAPS must be a top community priority that requires support from all stakeholders (students, parents, taxpayers, businesses, non-profits, foundations, government agencies, etc.).
- As a district, we must do a better job of positively engaging and aligning internal (students, parents, staff and the school board) and external (taxpayers, community organizations, businesses, non-profits, government agencies, elected officials) stakeholders around common goals and strategies to significantly improve academic achievement and high school graduation rates.
Manistee Area Public Schools Employment Postings
Manistee Area Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer.
District Policy: Nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, gender, age, disability, height, weight or marital status in all activities and employment.
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