KSSN Spotlight is a showcase of one of our dedicated partners or staff members who works tirelessly on behalf of children and families.
For the month of February, we are shining a bright spotlight on Duane Bacchus, our community school coordinator at Godwin Heights High School. Duane, who has been the coordinator at Godwin Heights for 2.5 years, centers his work on improving student attendance.
For the month of December, we are proud to shine a bright spotlight on community partner, Benjamin Oliver. Ben has been with the Grand Rapids Community Foundation for 4.5 years as the Challenge Scholars Advisor.
For the month of November, we are shining a bright spotlight on Jessica Bradley, our community school coordinator at East Kentwood High School. Jessica, who has been with KSSN for 1.5 years, provides support to students to help them overcome barriers and become their best selves.
October 2017 is National Principals Month, and we couldn’t think of better people to feature than two of our many amazing principals--new-to-KSSN principal, Jenny Graham, of Glenwood Elementary in the Kentwood Public Schools district, and KSSN veteran principal, Jerry McComb, of Gerald R. Ford Academic Center in the Grand Rapids Public Schools district. Last school year was Glenwood’s first as a community school, while Gerald R Ford Academic Center has been with KSSN for seven years. For our October Spotlight, we get to know both principals a little better, and get their advice for other principals on how to make community schools work in their buildings.
For the month of June, we are shining a bright spotlight on Bianca Edwards, our community school coordinator at Godfrey-Lee Early Childhood Center (GLECC). As a community school coordinator, Bianca works closely with Principal Pete Geerling, assessing the needs of the students and families, and assisting families with access to resources around the community. She also meets regularly with parent volunteers and creates various parent engagement opportunities.