Upper Elementary Staff

Principal: Katie Jeffrey

Katie Jeffrey is a graduate of Ferndale High School and Michigan State University and has been a Ferndale Public Schools educator since 2005. After working as a teacher and administrator at University High School for eleven years, Mrs. Jeffrey is excited for a new journey and the opportunity to build a new school family at Ferndale Upper Elementary School (FUEL).

Our goal is to help FUEL our young learners' minds and hearts through inquiry-based instruction and a culture of kindness. Mrs. Jeffrey can be reached by contacting the school office at 248-547-0880 or via email at 
katharine.jeffrey@ferndaleschools.org

Secretaries

Marcie DuPuis
Rosemarie Slomkowski

Staff Directory

Administration

Principal

Name
Position
Phone
Katie Jeffrey
Principal

Secretary

Name
Position
Phone
Marcie DuPuis
Secretary
Kelly Jacobs
Secretary

3rd Grade

Teacher

Name
Position
Phone
Lindsay Gonska
Teacher
Ian Grzesik
Teacher
Shannon Nagaj
Teacher
Michael Peri
Teacher
Jodi Prince
Teacher
Toni Trolinger
Teacher

4th Grade

Name
Position
Phone
Michelle Ewart-Wren
Teacher
Maisson Fennig
Teacher
Anton Gjonaj
Teacher
Michele Harris
Teacher
Roberta Lusk
Teacher
Nicole Murrell
Teacher

5th Grade

Name
Position
Phone
Lauren Carp
Teacher
Vaughn Davis
Teacher
Lori Lepp
Teacher
Nick Takach
Teacher
Margy Watson
Teacher
Greg Williamson
Teacher

Montessori

Montessori Teacher

Name
Position
Phone
Amy Pommereau
Montessori Teacher

Art

Art Teacher

Name
Position
Phone
Ashley Balogh
Art Teacher
Lori Tousignant
Art Teacher

Language Arts

Spanish Teacher

Name
Position
Phone
Benito Uresti
Spanish Teacher

Music

Band Teacher

Name
Position
Phone
Elon Jamison
Band Teacher
Kimberly Schroeder
Band Teacher

Orchestra Teacher

Name
Position
Phone
Timothy Burke
Orchestra Teacher

Vocal Music Teacher

Name
Position
Phone
Debbie Hillebrand
Vocal Music Teacher

Physical Education

Teacher

Name
Position
Phone
Michael Mitchell
Teacher

Special Education

ASD - Teacher

Name
Position
Phone
Heather Williams
ASD - Teacher

Occupational Therapist

Name
Position
Phone
Kc Hammerle
Occupational Therapist
Megan Meloche
Occupational Therapist

Physical Therapist

Name
Position
Phone
Torre Church
Physical Therapist

Psychologist

Name
Position
Phone
Sherry Gillespie
Psychologist

Resource Program Teacher

Name
Position
Phone
Sandra Bruner
Resource Program Teacher
Kristiana Fox
Resource Program Teacher
Amanda Marentis
Resource Program Teacher

Social Worker

Name
Position
Phone
Alissa Roznowski
Social Worker

Speech Pathologist

Name
Position
Phone
Hallie Griffin
Speech Pathologist

ParaProfessional

Name
Position
Phone
Annie Harris
ParaProfessional
Cara Keefe
ParaProfessional
Angel Kindred
ParaProfessional
Helen Kregear
ParaProfessional
Marla Taylor
ParaProfessional

SACC

SACC Leader

Name
Position
Phone
Katherine Segal
SACC Leader

SACC Assistant

Name
Position
Phone
Glenda Hamilton
SACC Assistant

Student Services

Behavior Interventionist

Name
Position
Phone
Fred George
Behavior Interventionist

Reading Specialist

Name
Position
Phone
Melanie Jones
Reading Specialist

Parent Organizations

PTA President

Name
Position
Phone
Andrea Burley
PTA President