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Jason Gillespie

Principal Jason Gillespie

Jason Gillespie most recently taught 5th grade at Coolidge Intermediate School. He has 13 years of middle school teaching experience within Ferndale Public Schools in the math, science and social studies departments.

Mr. Gillespie has a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Michigan State University and a master's degree in School Leadership and Administration from Wayne State University.

He is a proud graduate of Ferndale High School (Class of ‘92) and is a third-generation Ferndale Public Schools educator. His wife is also a teacher at University High School in Ferndale. Together they have 3 children.

"My vision is to provide a well-rounded middle school education in a safe and nurturing environment," says Mr. Gillespie. "One that encompasses high academic expectations and provides a rigorous and engaging curriculum while inspiring a passion for learning. Furthermore, it must include an athletic program that develops the body and mind, fine arts opportunities that encourage creativity, and extracurricular activities that deepen the middle school experience."

Contact Mr. Gillespie at Jason.Gillespie@FerndaleSchools.org  or call 248/586-8830.  

 

Assistant Principal

Bob Francis  

Secretaries

Jean Bokram
Deborah Lofton

Counselor

Ms.Carolyn Nicholson, LPC
248 586-8839 

Administration

Name
Position
Phone
Bokram, Jean
Secretary
248-586-8759
Francis, Bob
Assistant Principal
248-541-1783
Gillespie, Jason
Principal
248-586-8830
Lofton, Deborah
Secretary
248-586-8900

Curriculum & Instruction

Name
Position
Phone
Maes, Tom
Math Coordinator
248-586-8666

Special Education

Name
Position
Phone
Ceglarek, Amy
Teacher
248-586-8600
Eby, Kimberly
ParaProfessional
Harvey, Theresa
Reading Specialist
248-547-1700
Huff, Michael
Teacher
248-541-1783
Kata, Nicole
Teacher
248-586-8600
Perri, Angela
Teacher

6th Grade

Name
Position
Phone
Blatt, Aaron
Teacher
Klaper, Caitlin
Teacher
Morden, Michelle
Teacher
248-547-1700
Sigler, Mike
Teacher
248-547-1700
Zold, Elaine
Teacher
248-547-0880

Dance

Name
Position
Phone
Whinham, Jan
Teacher
248-586-8600

Drama

Name
Position
Phone
Smith, Melissa
Teacher
248-586-8600

English

Name
Position
Phone
Pagonas, James
English Teacher

ESL

Name
Position
Phone
Niculescu, Mihaela
Teacher
248-541-1783

History

Name
Position
Phone
Jeffrey, Scott
Teacher
248-541-1783
Pagonas, James
Teacher
Whalen, Todd
Teacher
248-586-8600

Language Arts

Name
Position
Phone
Ferrini, Mary
Teacher
248-541-1783
Piornack, Rick
Teacher
248-541-1783
Spanish Teacher
Uresti, Benito
Spanish Teacher

Math

Name
Position
Phone
Austin, Nathan
Teacher
Haddad, Rachel
Math Interventionist
Hancock, Allison
Teacher
248-541-1783
Jeena, Philip
Teacher
Murdock, David
Teacher
248-586-8846

Music

Name
Position
Phone
Band Director - Jazz
248-547-0880
Jamison, Elon
Band Teacher
248-547-0880
Orchestra Teacher
248-547-0880
Schroeder, Kim
Vocal Music Teacher
248-547-0880

Physical Education

Name
Position
Phone
Garlow, David
Teacher
Warkoczeski, Tony
Teacher
248-541-1783

Science

Name
Position
Phone
Coram, Samantha
Teacher
Dunlap, Ryan
Teacher
248-586-8600
Evans, Akilah
Teacher
248-541-1783
Jeena, Philip
Teacher
Philip, Jeena
Teacher
1-248-586-8831 x2222

Social Studies

Name
Position
Phone
Pagonas, James
Social Studies Teacher
Whalen, Todd
Teacher
248-586-8600

Staff

Name
Position
Phone
Allen, Akisha
ParaProfessional
248-541-1783
Danielson, Janessa
Police Liaison
248-541-1783
Kakos-Nieman, Jenan
ParaProfessional
248-548-1950
Ponkey, Barbara
staff

Student Services

Name
Position
Phone
Bruner, Sandra
Resource Room
248-548-1950
Nicholson, Carolyn
Counselor
248-541-1783 x8839

Social Worker

Name
Position
Phone
Kelly, Anne
Social Worker
248-541-1783 x4094

Maintenance

Name
Position
Phone
Newton, Eric
Custodian

Food Service

Name
Position
Phone
Johnson, Yolanda
Cafeteria Director
248-541-1783