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Dan Bartels, Principal

 

Education:

  • Cornerstone University - Bachelor's Degree in Teaching- Math Major
  • Grand Valley State University - Master's Degree in Educational Leadership

Previous Education Experience:

I taught two years before moving to Excel. The total amount of years of experience I have in education is 16.

What do you like most about working here?

I love working in a positive climate where there is a common goal towards respecting students and encouraging them through their best effort to be the absolute best students they can be in both academically, and in their character.
 

Other work experience we might want to mention:

I have coached baseball and basketball and was a camp counselor. I always have loved working with children!
 

Personal:

I have a wonderful wife and four children that are all an absolute blessing in my life. I love to spend time with my family, and also love to play and watch all types of varied sports. My favorite sports team to cheer for is the Detroit Lions.
  
 

Angie Spears, Upper Elementary Dean

 

Education:

  • Grand Valley State University - Bachelor's Degree - Elementary Education
  • Western Michigan University - Master's Degree - Educational Leadership
 

Previous Education Experience:

I taught Alternative Ed in Coopersville Public Schools my first year out of college. (That was quite an experience!) Then I was hired at Excel to teach 6th grade, which I taught for two years. I moved to 4th grade and LOVED it. I taught that for four years, until I started a family.

What do you like most about working here?

I love working with students and seeing them grow. The reason I went into education was because I believe in the potential for greatness in each child. It is a privilege to walk alongside students and help them see what they are capable of if they work hard. We also have an amazing staff! They are dedicated to excellence, and they push me to be my best.
  

Personal:

I love to read, and have been known on vacations to read for seven hours straight. (Only stopping for lunch.) I am blessed with a great family. My two daughters attend Excel, and I couldn’t be happier with their experience! We love to travel together and enjoy being outside.
 
 

Ryan Winter, Middle School Dean

Franklin Wright, Lower Elementary Dean

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