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Roger Smith

Principal Roger Smith

Roger Smith is a proud 1974 graduate of Ferndale High School, as are his two sons, in 2005 and 2008. After earning his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Wayne State University, he began teaching at his alma mater in 1983 as the high school band and orchestra director. Mr. Smith has also coached volleyball for eleven years. In 2005, he earned his degree in Educational Leadership from Oakland University and became an Assistant Principal at FHS.

"My vision for Ferndale High School is to create a school with a safe, nurturing and welcoming atmosphere, where the work the students do is engaging, important and challenges them to meet their individual potential. We will carry on the tradition of academic excellence by working with our outstanding staff, dedicated and caring parents, supportive community and, of course, our wonderful student body. I believe that we will develop students of strong character, work ethic, citizenship and academic achievement. As a staff, we are dedicated to being Focused Highly onStudent Achievement for each and every student. I am proud and honored to be the principal of Ferndale High School. Go Eagles!"

 To learn more about Ferndale High School, please call Principal Roger Smith at 248-586-8621or email him at Roger.Smith@ferndaleschools.org.

Assistant Principal

Shaun Butler

Athletics Director

Shaun Butler

Athletics Admin Assistant

Theresa Burnham 

College & Career Center

Name Position Phone
Lewis, Daniel College Success Advisor

Administration

Name Position Phone
Bruner, Eric Executive Vice Principal 248-586-8767
Butler, Shaun Assistant Principal 248-586-8629
Butler, Shaun Athletics 248-586-8629
Deel, Dottie Secretary 248-586-8621
Gearing, Marie Secretary 248-586-8812
Heron, Shannon Secretary 248-586-8643
Smith, Roger Principal 248-586-8626

Athletic

Name Position Phone
Burnham, Theresa Secretary 248-586-8600

Business

Name Position Phone
Haas, James Business Teacher

Dance

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

Drama

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

English

Name Position Phone
Cooper, Marie Teacher 248-586-8600
Kallenbach, Amanda English Teacher
Morrison, Rachel Teacher 248-586-8600
Pagonas, Kandis Teacher 248-586-8600
Roulo, Kylie Teacher 248-586-8600

ESL

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

Ferndale Youth Assistance

Name Position Phone
Hicks, Melinda Secretary 248-586-8600
Klos, Lauren Case Worker 248-586-8600

Fine Arts

Name Position Phone
Scott, Cliff Teacher 248-586-8600

Language Arts

Name Position Phone
Gray, Stephanie English Teacher
LoPiccolo, Julie Teacher 248-586-8600
Mell, Jacob Spanish Teacher
Palizzi, Lisa Teacher 248-586-8600
Scobie, Stephanie Reading Specialist
Turner, Michael Spanish Teacher

Math

Name Position Phone
Eberle, Deanna Teacher 248-586-8600
Fellman, Pete Teacher 248-586-8600
Gordon, Karen Teacher 248-586-8600
Haddad, Rachel Math Interventionist
Kelly, Brian Teacher 248-586-8600
Lopiccolo (Pietras), Shannon Teacher 248-586-8600
Maisel, Kelly Teacher

Music

Name Position Phone
Burke, Tim Orchestra Teacher 248-547-0880
Jamison, Elon Band Director 248-547-0880
Moy, Ben Orchestra Teacher 248-547-0880
Schroeder, Kim Band Teacher 248-547-0880

Physical Education

Name Position Phone
Garlow, David Teacher
Gregg, Casey Teacher 248-586-8600
Leonard, Monica ParaProfessional 248-586-8600

Professional Studies

Name Position Phone
Oliver, Charlotte Business Teacher 248-586-8846

Science

Name Position Phone
Dunlap, Ryan Teacher 248-586-8600
Maes, Alison Teacher 248-586-8600
Mathews, Elin Teacher 248-586-8600
Murphy, Christine Teacher 248-586-8600
Telesford, Maurice Teacher 248-586-8600
Veresh, Tracy Teacher 248-586-8600

Social Studies

Name Position Phone
Gray, Stephanie Social Studies Teacher
Henderson, Bob Teacher 248-586-8600
Huyck, Marcus Teacher 248-586-8600
Kallenbach, Amanda Social Studies Teacher
Reosti, Marc Teacher 248-586-8600
Welborn, Scott Teacher 248-586-8600
Whalen, Todd Teacher 248-586-8600

Special Education

Name Position Phone
Berris, Jacki Teacher 248-586-8600
Campbell, Naomi ParaProfessional 248-586-8600
Cardelli, Paula Consultant 248-541-1783
Carney, Kelly ParaProfessional 248-586-8600
Ceglarek, Amy Teacher 248-586-8600
Celo, Violeta ParaProfessional 248-586-8600
George, Fred Teacher 248-547-0880
Hand, Michael Teacher 248-586-8600
Jackson, Laverne ParaProfessional 248-586-8600
Kata, Nicole Teacher 248-586-8600
Kelly, Anne Social Worker 248-541-1783 x4094
McNally, Patrick Teacher
Owens, Lisa Speech Pathologist 248-547-0880
Rembert, Sheila ParaProfessional 248-586-8600

Staff

Name Position Phone
Kakos-Nieman, Jenan Para Professional 248-548-1950
Shaw, Amber psychologist 248-586-8600

Student Services

Name Position Phone
Ellis, Kim Counselor 248-586-8600
Wiley, Kathy Counselor 248-586-8640