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Education Service Center

Student success is not only dependent on a quality instructional staff, but also a dedicated staff of support services employees. The Education Service Center is home to the superintendent and central office administrators as well as the departments of: business services, communications, human services, information services, instructional services, operations, special education, technology services, transportation, and the Northwest Ottawa Recreation Program. Staff members in each of these departments strive to provide the best possible support to staff, students, parents, and community members.

Business Services

The Business Services Department is responsible for the overall business operations of the District including: budgeting and forecasting, cash management and investing, accounts payable and receivable, financial accounting and reporting, auditing, liability insurance, and property management.

Lyndsey Fleser
Executive Director
616.850.5046
Keena Steinke
Fringe Benefits
616.850.5035
Elizabeth Sleva
Accounts Payable Coordinator
616.850.5029
Char VanderStel
Payroll Coordinator
616.850.5030
Sandra Graybill
Accounting Coordinator
616.850.5032

Human Services

The Department of Human Services oversees the selection and development of high quality administrators, teachers, and support staff. Department staff provide employees, parents, students, and the community with a continuum of responsive, caring, professional services and programs that are state and federal compliant; aimed at enhancing the school environment and experience for our students; and work environment and experience for our employees.

Scott Grimes
Deputy Superintendent
616.850.5000
Christine Hajdu
Coordinator
616.850.5002
Dawn Kelley
Administrative
616.850.5065
Christine Vallie
Receptionist
616.850.5000

Instructional Services

The office of Instructional Services promotes excellence in curriculum, instruction and assessment. By providing research, leadership and resources, we support a learning community of students, staff and parents to maximize learning and success for all.

Mary Jane Evink
Executive Director
616.850.5075
Barb Lulofs
Grant Coordinator
616.850.5075
Sarah Elliott
Homeless Liaison
616.850.5045
Melissa Nienhouse
Testing Coordinator
616.850.5076
Abby Teasley
Migrant Recruiter
616.850.6686

Operations

This department is responsible for the daily operations of 12 buildings within the district, as well as the Responsibilities include providing a safe and clean environment for students, staff and the community, and the upkeep of all building grounds.

Jason Mackay
Director
616.850.5120
Anita Dusnik
Secretary
616.850.5120

Special Education

The Department of Special Education provides a continuum of classroom programs and services for students with special needs. Support services include school psychologists, school social workers, special educational teacher consultants, speech and language therapists, occupational therapist and a physical therapist. Services are provided for special education students in all grades based upon their individual needs. Programs and support services are also provided by the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District.

Kate Augustyn
Director
616.850.5140
Lisa Lowe
Administrative Secretary
616.850.5142

Technology Services

The Technology Mission Statement is to "Provide Accessible and Dependable Technology to Enhance Education For All." Every building in the district is connected to our infrastructure backbone via high-speed fiber optic cable. Every building is fed voice, data, and video through this network. Our fiber backbone connects to the Merit network fiber pipeline through the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District.

Name
Position
Phone
Cecil Hammond
Director
616.850.5040
Matthew Leigh
Network Operations Coordinator
616.850.5042
Ingrid Hines
Applications/Integration Coordinator
616.850.5055
Alex Corder
Help Desk Coordinator
616.850.5040
Tanya Johnson
Technology Specialist
616.850.5044
Brandon Newell
Technology Specialist
616.850.5092
Mary Jo Ortquist
Technology Specialist
616.850.5047
Carly Grimes
Chromebook Help Desk
616.850.6440
Heather Klingensmith
Chromebook Help Desk
616.850.6540
Mandy Miller
Chromebook Help Desk
616.850.6040

Transportation

The Transportation Department logs over one million operating miles yearly in support of the district's travel needs throughout the 100-square-mile district. A dedicated group of drivers and substitute drivers provide safe service to over 4,000 students daily, and drive over 70,000 miles in support of field trips and athletic events. The two full-time mechanics work to ensure that the district’s 65 buses remain safe and reliable. The Grand Haven Area Public Schools Transportation Department prides itself on a record of professional dedication and safety, and strives to provide the best possible service.

Thereasa Klouw
Director
616.850.5150
Amanda Chciuk
Secretary
616.850.5150
Amanda Briegel
Dispatcher
616.850.5150

Contact Us

Education Service Center

1415 Beechtree Street
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Phone: 616.850.5000
Fax: 616.850.5010
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Andrew Ingall
Superintendent
616.850.5015
Cheri Dew
Executive Administrative Assistant
616.850.5015

Hours

Monday - Friday
7:30am - 4:30pm