Teacher Spotlight

Teacher Spotlight: Karen Shineldecker, lifelong pursuit of science.

March 9, 2021

Teacher Spotlight: Karen Shineldecker, lifelong pursuit of science. By Kate Krieger-Watkins, staff writer. Teacher Spotlight is a presentation of Shelby State Bank, www.shelbybank.com with offices in Ludington, Pentwater, Shelby, Hart, Hesperia, Manistee, Montague, Whitehall, North Muskegon, and Fruitport.  LUDINGTON – Following in her grandmother’s footsteps, Ludington Area Schools teacher, Karen Shineldecker knew she wanted to become a teacher at a…

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Teacher Spotlight: Keri Hansen, preparing special students for life.

March 4, 2021

Teacher Spotlight: Keri Hansen, preparing special students for life. By Kate Krieger-Watkins, staff writer. Teacher Spotlight is a presentation of Shelby State Bank, www.shelbybank.com with offices in Ludington, Pentwater, Shelby, Hart, Hesperia, Manistee, Montague, Whitehall, North Muskegon, and Fruitport.  LUDINGTON – Keri (Cole) Hansen always knew she wanted to work with kids and to help make a difference in their…

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Teacher Spotlight: Elliot Plummer, a life of music and family.

February 23, 2021

Teacher Spotlight: Elliot Plummer, a life of music and family. By Kate Krieger-Watkins, staff writer. Teacher Spotlight is a presentation of Shelby State Bank, www.shelbybank.com with offices in Ludington, Pentwater, Shelby, Hart, Hesperia, Manistee, Montague, Whitehall, North Muskegon, and Fruitport.  LUDINGTON – Inspired by family and former teachers, Ludington Area School District teacher, Elliot Plummer knew from a young age…

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Teacher Spotlight: Jamie Bandstra, leading G2S.

February 16, 2021

Teacher Spotlight: Jamie Bandstra, leading G2S. By Kate Krieger-Watkins, staff writer. Teacher Spotlight is a presentation of Shelby State Bank, www.shelbybank.com with offices in Ludington, Pentwater, Shelby, Hart, Hesperia, Manistee, Montague, Whitehall, North Muskegon, and Fruitport.  CUSTER TOWNSHIP – From a young age, Gateway to Success Academy (G2S) Superintendent Jamie Bandstra knew from watching his parents, both professors at Ferris…

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Teacher Spotlight: MCC’s Dumas retires after 3 decades. 

February 9, 2021

Teacher Spotlight: MCC’s Dumas retires after 3 decades.  By Kate Krieger-Watkins, staff writer. Teacher Spotlight is a presentation of Shelby State Bank, www.shelbystatebank.com with offices in Ludington, Pentwater, Shelby, Hart, Hesperia, Manistee, Montague, Whitehall, North Muskegon, and Fruitport.  SCOTTVILLE – After 31 years in education, Mason County Central teacher Scott Dumas, has retired. Dumas, a native of Scottville, said school…

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