I obtained my undergraduate degree and teacher certification from Eastern Michigan in 2003. In 2009, I received my Master’s in educational leadership and acquired my administrator’s license.
Having a unique perspective, I have had the opportunity to serve at four NHA schools: Triumph, Taylor Exemplar, Fortis, and now Keystone. Along the way, each school, with its exceptional group of people, have played a role and continue to influence my journey as an NHA leader.
Children are the priority. Our focus is on educating the whole-child and doing what is in the best interest of our students based upon researched best practices. Our teachers and staff are passionately committed. Students here are first. At NHA, we are transforming education for the benefit of this generation and generations to come. Fostering a growth mindset and the love of life-long learning, our students know they have what it takes to realize their potential.
My husband Darin and I have been married since 1999. Together we have a daughter, Lily, a fellow Comet. A nature enthusiast at heart, I enjoy doing anything with my family that takes place outdoors: bike riding, walks in the park, Little League softball, and gardening to name a few. One of my most favorite things to do is capture life, so I often carry my camera, because I never know when the perfect picture might present itself, and I surely don’t want to miss it!
I attended Adrian College and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education in 1997. I attended Western Michigan University and earned a Master of Arts in Curriculum in 2003. I am currently working on a second Master’s of Science in Educational Leadership at Concordia University.
I enjoy empowering students and giving them the tools and encouragement needed to be successful. I truly enjoy the relationships I have built with our students, parents, and staff at Keystone and I welcome all new families to our community. I like that I am learning and growing each day. I feel blessed to work with such an amazing and gifted staff at Keystone Academy.
My husband Pete is an assistant principal for Livonia Public Schools and is very active with high school hockey. Pete and I have 2 boys named Ethan and Cole. Staying healthy and being active is very important to our family. I love to go shopping, exercise, watch and/or participate in sports, go out to eat, and spend time with family and friends. We love the Ohio State Buckeyes!
I have been at Keystone Academy since 2004. Before joining the Keystone team, I had three years of experience in teaching first grade. My professional experience began at Michigan State University where I received my Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and completed a one-year student teaching internship in a first grade classroom. I then taught first grade for two years prior to joining Keystone Academy in 2004. Upon joining Keystone Academy I taught first grade for two years and third grade for three years. I was also the Academic Specialist for two years and the Interim Dean 6-8 for the remainder of the 2010-2011 school year.
There are so many things that I like about working at Keystone Academy. The thing that I like the most is that I feel like I am part of a community of educators. The teachers and families truly have the same goal in mind of educating each child. I am so blessed to be part of such an amazing community at Keystone Academy.
My husband is Chris Hartsock and he is a sales engineer and lacrosse coach. We have a dog named Maggie. We are active in different events throughout the year. We enjoy watching sporting events such as college football and basketball especially the Michigan State University Spartans!
I began my college career at Central Michigan University, graduating in December 1992 with a degree in Recreation Administration. I graduated from Oakland University in 2001 with a degree in Elementary Education, received a Master of Arts in Education in Reading in 2006, Master of Education in Special Education in 2009 and a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership in April 2012 from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
I have been in education for the past 18 years. My career began as a Substitute Teacher with the Detroit Public Schools in March of 1993 at Dossin Elementary School working my way to becoming a certified teacher in 2001. Special Education pulled me to Cooley High School where I taught a self-contained English course for varying levels and disabilities in 2004. My last assignment for the Detroit Public Schools was at Cody College Preparatory Upper High School as a Co-teacher in English and Chemistry.
Seeing that this is my first year with Keystone, I am most impressed with the incredible passion for student achievement. It is evident that student success is a key goal at Keystone. I am truly excited about building relationships with students, parents and staff and being a part of the National Heritage Academies organization. Another impressive, and important factor that I have discovered at Keystone is the family atmosphere that is present from the moment you drive up! It says a lot when you are excited about morning arrival! I feel as if I am finally where I need to be!
I have been married since 1995 to my husband Gicentroy and have two beautiful children, Gicentroy III and Tori. Being active at our church, Brightmoor Christian Church is very important to our family as well as spending time together. I enjoy watching movies, eating out and spending time with family and friends!
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