University High School Staff

Principal: David Gardner

David Gardner graduated from Wayne State University and has been an educator since 2006. He has been an educator at Ferndale Public Schools, specifically at University High School, since then.  He has worked tirelessly as a classroom teacher, counselor, assistant principal, and finally principal to ensure the success of every student at UHS.  

"I am excited and prepared to continue working on behalf of the students, families, and staff of UHS and Ferndale Public Schools. I recognize the strong work ethic and innovative practices of the UHS team and pledge to support them as we continue our journey of equity through inclusive and relevant curriculum and instruction and meaningful socio-emotional practices. UHS is a special place and I consider myself fortunate to be given the opportunity to continue the growth of its student-centered culture,"

David Gardner
Principal
University High School

Contact Mr. Gardner by email at David.Gardner@FerndaleSchools.org or call (248) 586-8852.

Staff Directory

Administration

Principal

Name
Position
Phone
Gardner, David
Principal

Assistant Principal

Name
Position
Phone
Patterson, Julie
Assistant Principal

Athletic Director

Name
Position
Phone
Shamaoun, Alex
Athletic Director

Secretary

Name
Position
Phone
Sabbag, Sue
Secretary

Enrollment Secretary

Name
Position
Phone
Skop, Patti
Enrollment Secretary

Business

Business Teacher

Name
Position
Phone
Cook, Grace
Business Teacher
Hudson, Rebecca
Business Teacher

Art

Art Teacher

Name
Position
Phone
Hudson, Rebecca
Art Teacher

Computer Science

Teacher

Name
Position
Phone
Bryant, Sherri
Teacher

English

ELA Teacher

Name
Position
Phone
Kleven, Ryan
ELA Teacher

Teacher

Name
Position
Phone
Brimacombe, Brooke
Teacher
Goodson, Amanda
Teacher
Rodgers, Sarah
Teacher

Language Arts

English Teacher

Name
Position
Phone
Exelby, David
English Teacher

Spanish Teacher

Name
Position
Phone
McCormick, Tara
Spanish Teacher
McLaren, Heather
Spanish Teacher

Math

Math Teacher

Name
Position
Phone
Pickett, Kevin
Math Teacher

Teacher

Name
Position
Phone
Handyside, Leslie
Teacher
Wilson, Jovaughn
Teacher

Physical Education

Health/ Physical Education Teacher

Name
Position
Phone
Hester, Desden
Health/ Physical Education Teacher

Science

Teacher

Name
Position
Phone
Haynes, Sosha
Teacher
Maki, Kenton
Teacher
Shamaoun, Alex
Teacher
Thomas, Lauren
Teacher

History & Social Studies

Social Studies Teacher

Name
Position
Phone
Goodsell, Bronson
Social Studies Teacher

Teacher

Name
Position
Phone
Gillespie, Liz
Teacher
Rodgers, Sarah
Teacher

Athletic

Athletic Director

Name
Position
Phone
Butler, Shaun
Athletic Director

Athletic Secretary

Name
Position
Phone
Burnham, Theresa
Athletic Secretary

Special Education

Psychologist

Name
Position
Phone
Gillespie, Sherry
Psychologist

Staff

Restorative Practices Coordinator

Name
Position
Phone
Clay, Rosie
Restorative Practices Coordinator

Security Guard

Name
Position
Phone
Hildreth, Noel
Security Guard

Student Services

Student Support Coach

Name
Position
Phone
Nicks, Joshua
Student Support Coach

College Success Advisor

Name
Position
Phone
Royal, Eric
College Success Advisor

Counselor

Name
Position
Phone
Tootikian-Hachigian, Patricia
Counselor

Social Worker

Name
Position
Phone
Riley, Kirsten
Social Worker