Teacher Spotlight

Educator Spotlight: Jess Blauwkamp, G2S.

November 27, 2021

Educator Spotlight: Jess Blauwkamp, G2S. By Kate Krieger-Watkins, Staff Writer. Educator Spotlight is a presentation of is a presentation of Smith & Eddy Insurance, with offices in Scottville and Manistee, offering discounts for MEA members and school employees. SCOTTVILLE – With a passion for getting to know her students, educationally, socially and emotionally, Gateway to Success (G2S) teacher Jess Blauwkamp…

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Educator Spotlight: LHS’s Deb Follrath.

November 21, 2021

Educator Spotlight: LHS’s Deb Follrath. By Kate Krieger-Watkins, Staff Writer. Educator Spotlight is a presentation of is a presentation of Smith & Eddy Insurance, with offices in Scottville and Manistee, offering discounts for MEA members and school employees. LUDINGTON – With the most seniority with Ludington Area Schools, high school physical education teacher, Deb Follrath is in her 38th year…

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Educator Spotlight: Jan Bigalke of Ludington Area Catholic. 

November 12, 2021

Educator Spotlight: Jan Bigalke of Ludington Area Catholic.  By Kate Krieger-Watkins, Staff Writer. Educator Spotlight is a presentation of is a presentation of Smith & Eddy Insurance, with offices in Scottville, Ludington, and Manistee, offering discounts for MEA members and school employees. LUDINGTON – Ludington Area Catholic principal, Jan Bigalke said she was called to education by God and knows…

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Educator Spotlight: LHS’s Warren Stowe

October 21, 2021

Educator Spotlight: LHS’s Warren Stowe By Kate Krieger-Watkins, Staff Writer. Educator Spotlight is a presentation of Shelby State Bank, with offices in Ludington, Pentwater, Shelby, Hart, Hesperia, Manistee, Montague, Whitehall, North Muskegon, and Fruitport.  LUDINGTON – Warren Stowe is loving life back in Ludington, teaching at his alma mater. The 2000 graduate of Ludington High School has been teaching science…

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Educator Spotlight: Lois Bongard-Newkirk, Covenant Christian School.

October 13, 2021

Educator Spotlight: Lois Bongard-Newkirk, Covenant Christian School. By Kate Krieger-Watkins, Staff Writer. Educator Spotlight is a presentation of Shelby State Bank, with offices in Ludington, Pentwater, Shelby, Hart, Hesperia, Manistee, Montague, Whitehall, North Muskegon, and Fruitport.  AMBER TOWNSHIP – Many educators spend their entire or almost entire career teaching the same grade level, but that definitely does not apply to…

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