Staff Directory

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How to Effectively Communicate with School Officials

Parents/families are often discouraged when they attempt to communicate with central office administrators and school board members and are sent back to building-based officials in order to resolve a problem their child may be experiencing in school. To prevent that frustration, parents can become informed about the order of communication, or where to begin the communication sequence regarding their problem or concern.

Many parent/family and community questions are easily and completely answered by communicating directly with the educator in charge of the class or program. Each situation should first be addressed at whatever level the initial action was taken, with appeals moving on to the next level in the chain of command. The easiest way to communicate is via email and a phone call is the next preferable way.

View the Order of Communications Plans


 

Ferndale Administration Offices

871 Pinecrest
Ferndale, MI 48220

Administration

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Hayes Goodrum, Dr. Bobbie
Administration
Superintendent
Administration
Executive Assistant
Administration
Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction
Stottlemyer, James
Administration
Director
Administration
Director
Stottlemyer, James
Administration
Director of Operations
Administration
Technology Integration Specialist
ext. 8615

Curriculum & Instruction

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Curriculum & Instruction
Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction
Curriculum & Instruction
Curriculum Coordinator
Robinson, Tiwanya
Curriculum & Instruction
Curriculum/SACC Coordinator

Enrollment & Pupil Services

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Enrollment & Pupil Services
Director
Blankenbaker, George
Enrollment & Pupil Services
Enrollment Supervisor
Daniels, Nichelle
Enrollment & Pupil Services
Enrollment Secretary
Enrollment & Pupil Services
Data Coordinator
Enrollment & Pupil Services
Pupil Accountant

Human Resources

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Human Resources
Director
Human Resources
Administrative Assistant
Human Resources
Payroll

Community Relations

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Community Relations
Director
Blankenbaker, George
Community Relations
Pupil Accounting Supervisor
Community Relations
Visual Communication Specialist
Community Relations
Webmaster

Business Services

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Business Services
Assistant Superintendent of Business and Finance
Business Services
Grant Accountant
Business Services
District Accountant

Special Education

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Kulikowski, Natalie
Special Education
Director
Special Education
Administrative Assistant

Food Service

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Food Service
Food Services Director

Technology

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Technology
Senior IT Technician

Early Childhood Center

2920 Burdette
Ferndale, MI 48220

Administration

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Administration
PreSchool Administrator
Administration
Grant Program Coordinator
Administration
Secretary

Little Eagles

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Little Eagles
Associate
Little Eagles
Associate
Little Eagles
Lead Teacher
Little Eagles
Lead Teacher
Vismara, Michelle
Little Eagles
Lead Teacher
Little Eagles
Little Eagles Associate
Little Eagles
Little Eagles Associate
Little Eagles
Little Eagles Associate
Muszynski, Kathleen
Little Eagles
Little Eagles Associate

GSRP

Name
Department
Position
Phone
GSRP
Associate
GSRP
Lead Teacher
Piacentini, Laura
GSRP
Lead Teacher
GSRP
Lead Teacher
GSRP
Lead Teacher
GSRP
Teacher

Head Start

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Head Start
Associate
Head Start
Head Start Teacher
ext. 1121
Head Start
Head Start Associate Teacher
Head Start
Head Start Assist.
Head Start
Nurse
Head Start
Nurse
Head Start
Teacher

Head Start/GSRP Blend

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Head Start/GSRP Blend
Teacher
Head Start/GSRP Blend
Teacher

Special Education

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Special Education
Occupational Therapist
Special Education
Physical Therapist
Special Education
Psychologist
Special Education
Early On Interventionist
Special Education
Early On Interventionist
Special Education
Early On Interventionist
Special Education
Social Worker
Special Education
Speech Pathologist
Special Education
Teacher
Clark, Rebecah
Special Education
ParaProfessional
Krycian, Jennifer
Special Education
ParaProfessional

Student Services

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Student Services
Social Worker

Ferndale Lower Elementary

2610 Pinecrest
Ferndale, MI 48220

Administration

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Administration
Principal
Administration
Secretary
Administration
Secretary
Administration
Instructional Aide

First Fives

Name
Department
Position
Phone
First Fives
Teacher

Kindergarten

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Kindergarten
Teacher
Kindergarten
Teacher
Pirronello, Heather
Kindergarten
Teacher
Santangelo, Giovanna
Kindergarten
Teacher
Kindergarten
Teacher

1st Grade

Name
Department
Position
Phone
1st Grade
Teacher
Mikolajewski, Nicole
1st Grade
Teacher
1st Grade
Teacher
1st Grade
Teacher
Piornack, Shannon
1st Grade
Teacher
1st Grade
Teacher

2nd Grade

Name
Department
Position
Phone
2nd Grade
Teacher
2nd Grade
Teacher
2nd Grade
Teacher
2nd Grade
Teacher
2nd Grade
Teacher
2nd Grade
Teacher
2nd Grade
Teacher

Art

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Art
Art Teacher

ESL

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Kakos-Nieman, Jenan
ESL
ParaProfessional

Language Arts

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Language Arts
Media Specialist
Language Arts
Reading Intervention Specialist (K-2)
Language Arts
ParaProfessional
Language Arts
Reading Specialist
Language Arts
Language Arts Teacher Assistant
Language Arts
Language Arts Teacher Assistant
Language Arts
Language Arts Teacher Assistant
Language Arts
Language Arts Teacher Assistant

Music

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Grammatico, Meagan
Music
Music Teacher
Mac-Smith, Cecelia
Music
Music Teacher

Physical Education

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Physical Education
Teacher
Physical Education
Teacher

Special Education

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Special Education
Occupational Therapist
Special Education
Physical Therapist
Special Education
Psychologist
Special Education
Resource Room
O'Halloran, Elizabeth
Special Education
Speech Pathologist
Special Education
Speech Pathologist
Special Education
Teacher
Special Education
ParaProfessional
Holt-Foster, Deborah
Special Education
ParaProfessional
Johnson, Delante
Special Education
ParaProfessional
McCaskill, Andrew
Special Education
ParaProfessional
Special Education
ParaProfessional
Special Education
ParaProfessional
Special Education
ParaProfessional

SACC

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Robinson, Tiwanya
SACC
SACC Coordinator
SACC
SACC Assistant
Stan-Scrimger, Carolann
SACC
SACC Assistant
SACC
SACC Assistant
SACC
SACC Assistant

Staff

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Staff
Parent Liaison
Staff
Teaching and Learning Specialist
Staff
Building Substitute

Student Services

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Student Services
Behavior Interventionist
Gondek-Stankos, Jenelle
Student Services
Mental Health Specialist
Student Services
Social Worker

Social Worker

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Social Worker
Social Worker

Parent Organizations

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Burley, Andrea
Parent Organizations
PTA President

Ferndale Upper Elementary

24220 Rosewood
Oak Park, MI 48237

Administration

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Administration
Principal
Administration
Secretary
Administration
Secretary

3rd Grade

Name
Department
Position
Phone
3rd Grade
Teacher
3rd Grade
Teacher
3rd Grade
Teacher

4th Grade

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Ewart-Wren, Michelle
4th Grade
Teacher
4th Grade
Teacher
4th Grade
Teacher
4th Grade
Teacher
4th Grade
Teacher

5th Grade

Name
Department
Position
Phone
5th Grade
Teacher
5th Grade
Teacher
5th Grade
Teacher
5th Grade
Teacher
5th Grade
Teacher
5th Grade
Teacher

Montessori

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Montessori
Montessori Teacher
Westrick, Mikaela
Montessori
Language Arts Teacher Assistant

Art

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Art
Art Teacher
Art
Art Teacher

Language Arts

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Language Arts
Spanish Teacher

Music

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Music
Band Teacher
Schroeder, Kimberly
Music
Band Teacher
Music
Orchestra Teacher
Music
Orchestra Teacher
Hillebrand, Debbie
Music
Vocal Music Teacher

Physical Education

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Mitchell, Michael
Physical Education
Teacher

Special Education

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Special Education
Occupational Therapist
Special Education
Occupational Therapist
Special Education
Physical Therapist
Gillespie, Sherry
Special Education
Psychologist
Special Education
Resource Program Teacher
Special Education
Resource Program Teacher
Special Education
Resource Program Teacher
Special Education
Social Worker
Special Education
Speech Pathologist
Special Education
ParaProfessional
Special Education
ParaProfessional
Special Education
ParaProfessional
Special Education
ParaProfessional
Special Education
ParaProfessional
Special Education
ParaProfessional
Special Education
ParaProfessional
Special Education
ParaProfessional
Special Education
ParaProfessional
Special Education
ParaProfessional

SACC

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Robinson, Tiwanya
SACC
SACC Coordinator
SACC
SACC Leader
SACC
SACC Assistant

Student Services

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Student Services
Behavior Interventionist
Gondek-Stankos, Jenelle
Student Services
Mental Health Specialist
Student Services
Reading Specialist

Parent Organizations

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Cockroft, Andrese
Parent Organizations
Elementary Liason
Burley, Andrea
Parent Organizations
PTA President

Ferndale Middle School

725 Pinecrest
Ferndale, MI 48220

Administration

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Daugherty, Melissa
Administration
Principal
Administration
Assistant Principal
Administration
Secretary
Administration
Secretary
Gregory-Webb, Kristin
Administration
Mental Health Specialist

PLTW

Name
Department
Position
Phone
PLTW
Teacher

Art

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Art
Art Teacher

Dance

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Dance
Teacher

Drama

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Smith-Maurer, Melissa
Drama
Teacher

ESL

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Niculescu, Mihaela
ESL
Teacher
Kakos-Nieman, Jenan
ESL
ParaProfessional

Language Arts

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Language Arts
ELA Teacher
Williams, Valeria
Language Arts
ELA Teacher
Language Arts
Spanish Teacher
Piornack, Richard
Language Arts
Teacher
Language Arts
Teacher

Math

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Math
Math Teacher
Math
Math Teacher
Lemieux, Stephanie
Math
Math Teacher
Math
Math Teacher
Math
Math Teacher
Math
Teacher

Music

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Music
Band Director - Jazz
Music
Band Teacher
Music
Orchestra Teacher
Schroeder, Kimberly
Music
Vocal Music Teacher

Physical Education

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Physical Education
Teacher
Warkoczeski, Anthony
Physical Education
Teacher

Science

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Cristofaro, Sabrina
Science
Science Teacher
Science
Science Teacher
Science
Teacher
Science
Teacher
Science
Teacher

History & Social Studies

Name
Department
Position
Phone
History & Social Studies
Social Studies Teacher
History & Social Studies
Teacher
History & Social Studies
Teacher

AVID

Name
Department
Position
Phone
AVID
AVID Teacher
AVID
AVID Teacher

Athletic

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Athletic
Athletic Director
Warkoczeski, Anthony
Athletic
FMS Athletic Director
Athletic
Athletic Secretary

Special Education

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Special Education
ASD - Teacher
Special Education
Teacher Consultant Transition Coordinator
Special Education
Occupational Therapist
Special Education
Physical Therapist
Gillespie, Sherry
Special Education
Psychologist
Special Education
Psychologist
Special Education
Resource Program Teacher
Special Education
Resource Program Teacher
Special Education
Resource Program Teacher
Special Education
Social Worker
Engles-Catallo, Alexandria
Special Education
Speech Pathologist
Special Education
Speech Pathologist
Gearns, Katherine
Special Education
Teacher
Special Education
ParaProfessional
Special Education
ParaProfessional
Halliburton, Deidre
Special Education
ParaProfessional
Special Education
ParaProfessional

Staff

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Staff
Police Liaison
Staff
staff

Counseling Center

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Kennedy, Briannia
Counseling Center
Restorative Practices Coordinator
Counseling Center
Counselor
Counseling Center
Counselor

Student Services

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Student Services
Reading Specialist

Maintenance

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Maintenance
Custodian

Food Service

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Food Service
Director

Technology

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Technology
Teacher

Ferndale High School

881 Pinecrest
Ferndale, MI 48220

Administration

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Administration
Principal
Administration
Executive Vice Principal
Administration
Executive Vice Principal
Administration
Secretary
Administration
Secretary
Administration
Secretary
Stewart, LaNiece'
Administration
Secretary
Gregory-Webb, Kristin
Administration
Mental Health Specialist

Drama

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Smith-Maurer, Melissa
Drama
Teacher

ESL

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Niculescu, Mihaela
ESL
Teacher
Kakos-Nieman, Jenan
ESL
ParaProfessional

Fine Arts

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Fine Arts
Band Director
Johnstone, Stella
Fine Arts
Art Teacher
Fine Arts
Art Teacher
Santilli, Danielle
Fine Arts
Business Teacher
Fine Arts
Marketing Teacher
Fine Arts
Orchestra Teacher
Fine Arts
Dance Teacher
Komlen-Amadei, Kelly
Fine Arts
Teacher
Schroeder, Kimberly
Fine Arts
Vocal Music Teacher

Language Arts

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Language Arts
English Teacher
Language Arts
English Teacher
Language Arts
English Teacher
Language Arts
English Teacher
Language Arts
English Teacher
Language Arts
Spanish Teacher
Language Arts
Spanish Teacher
Gizicki, Stephanie
Language Arts
Reading Specialist

Math

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Math
Math Teacher
Math
Math Teacher
Math
Math Teacher
Math
Math Teacher
Math
Math Teacher
Lopiccolo, Shannon
Math
Math Teacher

Physical Education

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Physical Education
Teacher
Physical Education
Teacher

Science

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Science
Science Teacher
Science
Science Teacher
Murphy, Christine
Science
Science Teacher
Telesford, Maurice
Science
Science Teacher
Science
Science Teacher

History & Social Studies

Name
Department
Position
Phone
History & Social Studies
Teacher
History & Social Studies
Teacher
History & Social Studies
Teacher
History & Social Studies
Teacher
History & Social Studies
Teacher

Athletic

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Athletic
Athletic Director
Athletic
Athletic Secretary

Special Education

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Special Education
ASD - Teacher
Special Education
Adult Transition Teacher
Special Education
Teacher Consultant Transition Coordinator
Special Education
Occupational Therapist
Special Education
Physical Therapist
Gillespie, Sherry
Special Education
Psychologist
Special Education
Psychologist
Special Education
Resource Room
Special Education
Resource Room
Special Education
Resource Room
Special Education
Resource Room
Engles-Catallo, Alexandria
Special Education
Speech Pathologist
Special Education
Speech Pathologist
Special Education
Teacher
Special Education
ParaProfessional
Special Education
ParaProfessional
Special Education
ParaProfessional
Special Education
ParaProfessional
Special Education
ParaProfessional
Special Education
ParaProfessional
Special Education
ParaProfessional
Halliburton, Deidre
Special Education
ParaProfessional
Special Education
ParaProfessional
Special Education
ParaProfessional

Counseling Center

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Kennedy, Briannia
Counseling Center
Restorative Practices Coordinator
Ivanov, Stephanie
Counseling Center
Counselor

Student Services

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Student Services
Social Worker

Ferndale Youth Assistance

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Ferndale Youth Assistance
Social Worker

University High School

2521 Bermuda
Ferndale, MI 48220

Administration

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Administration
Principal
Administration
Assistant Principal
Administration
Athletic Director
Administration
Secretary
Scott-Bright, Angela
Administration
Enrollment Secretary

Business

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Business
Business Teacher
Business
Business Teacher

Art

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Art
Art Teacher

Computer Science

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Computer Science
Teacher

English

Name
Department
Position
Phone
English
ELA Teacher
Brimacombe, Brooke
English
Teacher
English
Teacher
English
Teacher

Language Arts

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Language Arts
English Teacher
Language Arts
Spanish Teacher
Language Arts
Spanish Teacher

Math

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Math
Math Teacher
Math
Math Teacher
Math
Math Teacher
Handyside, Leslie
Math
Teacher

Physical Education

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Physical Education
Health/ Physical Education Teacher

Science

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Science
Teacher
Science
Teacher
Science
Teacher
Science
Teacher

History & Social Studies

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Goodsell, Bronson
History & Social Studies
Social Studies Teacher
History & Social Studies
Teacher
History & Social Studies
Teacher

Athletic

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Athletic
Athletic Director
Athletic
Athletic Secretary

Special Education

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Gillespie, Sherry
Special Education
Psychologist

Staff

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Staff
Restorative Practices Coordinator
Staff
Security Guard

Student Services

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Student Services
Student Support Coach
Student Services
College Success Advisor
Tootikian-Hachigian, Patricia
Student Services
Counselor
Student Services
Social Worker

Tri-County Educational Center

21131 Gardenlane
Ferndale, MI 48220

Administration

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Administration
Principal
Administration
Assistant Principal
Michalik, Madeline
Administration
Secretary
Lisiscki, Elizabeth
Administration
Enrollment Secretary
Administration
Data & Program Analyst

English

Name
Department
Position
Phone
English
ELA Teacher
English
Teacher
English
Teacher

ESL

Name
Department
Position
Phone
ESL
Teacher

Language Arts

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Language Arts
ESL Teacher

Math

Name
Department
Position
Phone

Science

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Kotulis, Elizabeth
Science
Science Teacher
Science
Teacher

History & Social Studies

Name
Department
Position
Phone
History & Social Studies
Teacher

Special Education

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Gillespie, Sherry
Special Education
Psychologist

Staff

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Staff
Police Liaison

Counseling Center

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Counseling Center
Career Readiness Counselor
Malnofski, Heather
Counseling Center
Counselor
Counseling Center
Counselor

Transportation Center

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Transportation
Transportation Supervisor
Sanders, Patricia
Transportation
Dispatcher