2018-07-05 / Front Page

Flushing School Board approves hiring of four new teachers

By Ben Gagnon
810-452-2661* bgagnon@mihomepaper.com

FLUSHING —The Flushing Board of Education approved the hiring of four new certified teachers at last Tuesday’s meeting. Three special education instructors and a social worker will be joining the district for the 2018/2019 school year and starting work on Aug. 17.

The district’s new special education instructors will teach at Flushing High School. The group is comprised of Kelly Goode (English), Jody Kruse (Math) and Melody Milliman (Social Studies).

Goode, who most recently taught at Genesee High School from August 2017 to June 2018, has over 10 years of teaching experience. She received her Master’s degree from Saginaw Valley State University and is currently working on her second Master’s at SVSU.

Kruse previously taught at Kearsley Community Schools for 11 years and earned her Master’s from the University of Michigan- Flint. As a Flushing resident, she said she felt drawn to teach within her hometown district and be closer to her kids, who attend FCS.

Milliman is coming to FCS after teaching at Mt. Morris Schools from December 2014 to June 2018. She is a Flushing graduate and also a current resident of the city. She obtained her Master’s from SVSU.

Holly Skiver, a social worker who was at Shiawassee RESD for over seven years, will service the Early Childhood Center, Seymour Elementary and Flushing Middle School. She received her Master’s from Wayne State University.

Each instructor was introduced to the board by Deputy Superintendent Matt Shanafelt, who commended the group as “the best of the best in a very strong candidate pool.”

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