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Meet Our Leadership Team

Dan Bartels

Dan Bartels


Krystina Gibson

Krystina Gibson

Dean of Lower Elementary

Amy Buys

Amy Buys

Dean of Upper Elementary

Jill LeBlanc

Jill LeBlanc

Dean of Middle School

Wendy Wells

Wendy Wells

Academic Intervention Coach

Principal Dan Bartels Honored for Twenty-Five Years of Service

Principal Bartels was recently honored during the NHA Eagle Awards for his twenty-five years of service at Excel Charter Academy. Mr. Bartels started out as a middle school math teacher, then moved to the assistant principal role in 2005, and became the principal of Excel in 2009. Thank you for your service, Principal Bartels!

Meet Our School Board

Our School Board draws from the best local civic and community leaders. They volunteer their time and energy to ensure students at Excel Charter Academy receive the best education possible. For a schedule of Board meetings, minutes, and more information, visit the Board Documents page or contact us at 616-281-9339.

Dale Mowry


Mark Brieve


Jenny Gomez Cabrera


Ben Williams


Kris Mauren


Kristy McWilliams


Janorisè Robinson


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What Excel Charter Academy Parents Are Saying

"I value the Moral Focus curriculum and I think the leadership has demonstrated a commitment to supporting every child. My 6th grader has had teachers who were clearly seeking connection and were positive role models."

- Excel Charter Academy Parent


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We are authorized by Grand Valley State University. They sponsor and monitor us to ensure we achieve academic results and uphold the promises made in our charter.

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