OUR COORDINATORS & ADMINistrative STAFF

  • Juan Arangure

    Juan Arangure is the Community School Coordinator at West Elementary in Wyoming Public Schools. He has been a substitute teacher and worked in after-school programs in GRPS while he finished his bachelor’s degree at Grand Valley State University. He also spent time teaching various sports to students at a migrant summer program. Contact JP at 616-530-7533, x4673.

  • Meghan Aupperlee

    Meghan Aupperlee is the Community School Coordinator for the student programs at the Kent Intermediate School District (ISD). She has worked in the social work field in a variety of capacities, including group facilitation for after-school programming, substance abuse prevention, and prevention program administration. Contact Meghan at 616-447-2413.

  • Cinda Birely

    Cinda Birely is the Community School Coordinator at Appleview Elementary in Sparta Area Schools. Previously, she worked as a Behavior Interventionist with elementary-aged students. She also has experience working in foster care and as an adult mental health case manager. Contact Cinda at 616-887-1743, x4217.

  • Shatawn Brigham

    Shatawn Brigham is the Community School Coordinator at Glenwood Elementary in Kentwood Public Schools. He has worked in the field of education for close to 20 years, along with residential and foster care, and has a Master's Degree in Education Leadership. Contact Shatawn at Glenwood at 616-365-2379, x123.

  • Cheyenne Buelterman-Fernandez

    Cheynne Buelterman-Fernandez is the Community School Coordinator at Stocking Elementary School in Grand Rapids Public Schools. Her work includes a Program Facilitator at the YMCA, a Health Insurance Assistance Coordinator at Cherry Health AmeriCorps, and a Youth Development Specialist in Peru with the Peace Corps. Contact Cheyenne at 616-819-2911.

  • Amanda Burrell

    Amanda Burrell is the Community School Coordinator for Cedar Springs Public Schools.  Prior to KSSN, she spent nearly seven years working in the child welfare system, licensing foster homes and placing children. She is passionate about supporting students and families through community connections and education. Contact Amanda at 616-696-9100, x6278.

  • Cindy Conkle

    Cindy Conkle is the Community School Coordinator at Coit Creative Arts Academy and Harrison Park in Grand Rapids Public Schools. Contact Cindy at 616-308-4977.

  • Teresa Cruz-Vega

    Teresa Cruz-Vega is the Community School Coordinator at Southwest Community Campus in Grand Rapids Public Schools. Contact Teresa at 616-819-7991.

  • Lynnae Edmond

    Lynnae Edmond is the Community School Coordinator at Gerald R. Ford Academic Center in Grand Rapids Public Schools. She has worked for Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative as a preschool teacher, and loves being part of the Gerald R. Ford community. Contact Lynnae at 616-819-7581.

  • Bianca Edwards

    Bianca Edwards is the Community School Coordinator at Godfrey-Lee Early Childhood Center in Godfrey-Lee Public Schools. She has worked various jobs at Tall Turf Ministries and has her Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Calvin College. Contact Bianca at 616-452-8703, x1324.

  • Amber Fox

    Amber Fox is the Director of Integrated Supports and a Team Lead for KSSN. Over the last 25 years, she has worked in social work, education, out-of-school time programming, parent engagement, and program development. She is also a certified Youth Mental Health First Aid trainer. Contact Amber at 616-447-2446.

  • Sarai Gamez

    Sarai Gamez is the Community School Coordinator at Parkview Elementary in Wyoming Public Schools. Contact Sarai at 616-530-7572, x4706. 

  • Pablo Garcia

    Pablo Garcia is the Community School Coordinator at Westwood Middle School and Union High School in Grand Rapids Public Schools. Contact Pablo at 616-819-5201.

  • Kelsey Gruber

    Kelsey Gruber is the Community School Coordinator at Godwin Heights High School in Godwin Heights Public Schools. She has worked in non-profit and community development for over eight years, using her bilingual abilities as a way to empower and advocate for the communities she serves. Contact Kelsey at 616-2050, x2325.  

  • Sydney Hanlon

    Sydney Hanlon is the Team Lead for Godfrey-Lee Public Schools. She also serves at the Executive Assistant to the Superintendent at Godfrey-Lee Public Schools. She has her MSW degree from Wayne State University and has worked in various non-profit organizations throughout Detroit. Contact Sydney at 616-243-0533.

  • Brandon Hassevoort

    Brandon Hassevoort is the Community School Coordinator at Southwood Elementary in Kentwood Public Schools. He has spent time working with upper elementary and middle school aged students as a Summer Day Camp Counselor at the YMCA. He has worked in various social work roles such as community outreach and program assessments. Contact Brandon at 616-426-4266.

  • De'Ondre Hogan

    De'Ondre Hogan is the Community School Coordinator at East Kentwood Freshman Campus in Kentwood Public Schools. Contact DJ at 616-698-9292, x41408.

  • Courtney Knudson

    Courtney Knudson is the Community School Coordinator at Sparta Middle School in Sparta Area Schools. She has a social work background with experience in substance abuse and mental health. Previously, she worked as a case manager for a women's reentry program facilitating a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy group. Contact Courtney at 616-887-8211, x2306.

  • Della Levi

    Della Levi is the Community School Coordinator at Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Academy in Grand Rapids Public Schools. She has worked in child welfare and substance abuse prevention for over twenty years. Contact Della at 616-819-7736.

  • Stephen Lovell

    Stephen Lovell is the Community School Coordinator at Alpine Elementary in Kenowa Hills Public Schools. He has spent time as a teacher in South America, and most recently was a nutrition educator in various elementary schools in the Grand Rapids area. Contact Stephen at 616-784-0884, x5240.

  • Earnestine Mays

    Earnestine Mays is the Community School Coordinator at Campus Elementary in Grand Rapids Public Schools. She has a diverse background, having worked in domestic violence, adoption, and adult and children’s mental health. She has been an advocate, mentor, crisis counselor, case manager, and Child and Family Therapist. Contact Earnestine at 616-819-7823.

  • Kristen Moss

    Kristen Moss is a Team Lead. Previously she was a Community School Coordinator in Kentwood Public Schools. She has a passion for youth development, diversity issues, and family and community engagement. She is currently obtaining her MSW degree. 

  • Claire Mulder

    Claire Mulder is the Community School Coordinator at East Kentwood High School in Kentwood Public Schools. She has a Master's degree in Social Work. Contact Claire at 616-426-4441.

  • Margie Muñoz

    Margie Muñoz is the Community School Coordinator at Godwin Heights Middle School in Godwin Heights Public Schools. Prior to joining KSSN, Margie worked as a Direct Care Counselor at the Emergency Shelter, coordinated summer programming through the YWCA, and worked as a Bilingual Teacher Assistant at Sparta High School. Contact Margie at 616-252-2070 x3095.

  • Alma Obande

    Alma Obande is the Community School Coordinator at César E. Chávez Elementary in Grand Rapids Public Schools. She has a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from GVSU. Prior to KSSN, Alma worked as a Child Protective Services Investigator, and has experience in office administration, human services, and ministry.  Contact Alma at 616-819-5864.

  • Carol Paine-McGovern

    Carol Paine-McGovern is the Executive Director of KSSN. She has worked in public health at the local and state levels, along with working as a policy analyst for the Oklahoma House of Representatives. She started the Healthy Start program in Kent County, and has extensive experience in philanthropy. Contact Carol at 616-447-2480.

  • Janet Piccolo

    Janet Piccolo is the Community School Coordinator at Godfrey Elementary in Godfrey-Lee Public Schools. She has been a Family Coach, Childhood Lead Poisoning Outreach Coordinator, to a Volunteer Facilitator of meals/projects for preschool playground builds. With twenty years of experience, she is passionate about serving families and empowering students of all ages. Contact Janet at 616-243-0533, x2325.

  • Sonia Riley

    Sonia Riley is the Community School Coordinator at Dickinson Academy and Harrison Park in Grand Rapids Public Schools. She has worked in the Community Educator/ Health Worker field in various roles. She serves on the national board of The People, GRCC Juvenile Advisory Board, and is appointed to the Community Enrichment Commission of the City of Wyoming. Contact Sonia at 616-819-2585.

  • Anna Rivera

    Anna Rivera is the Community School Coordinator at Gladiola Elementary in Wyoming Public Schools. She has a BSW from Ferris State University and has served as a mentor, a program liaison for a college readiness program, and continues to encourage education for all. She is passionate about positive school climate and being able to serve the Spanish speaking community. Contact Anna at 616-530-7596, x4163.

  • Adrien Robinson

    Adrien Robinson is the Community School Coordinator at Grandville East Elementary in Grandville Public Schools. Contact Adrien at 616-633-7482.

  • Sarah Schantz

    Sarah Schantz is the Community School Coordinator at West Godwin Elementary in Godwin Heights Public Schools. She has worked in various social work and educational capacities, including after-school programming and teaching English abroad. Contact Sarah at 616-325-1980.

  • Sara Scott

    Sara Scott is the Community School Coordinator at Sibley Elementary in Grand Rapids Public Schools. She served for two years in the Cherry Health AmeriCorps program where she helped people enroll for health insurance and state benefits.  She also facilitated after-school programs and brought a new running program to Kent County called Total Trek Quest. Contact Sara at 616-819-7746.

  • Michelle Steffens

    Michelle Steffens is the Community School Coordinator at Pinewood Middle School in Kentwood Public Schools. She has worked in education for five years and is currently working on her M.Ed. She has facilitated creative writing workshops for youth, and believes that empowering a community begins by fostering just relationships. Contact Michelle at 616-455-1224, x33203.

  • Noele Stith

    Noele Stith is the Community School Coordinator at Valleywood Middle School in Kentwood Public Schools. She has extensive experience in the non-profit sector, and specializes in working in leadership development and equity and inclusion. Contact Noele at 616-538-7670, x34255.

  • Andy Tevlin

    Andrew Tevlin is the Community School Coordinator at Discovery and Bowen Elementary Schools in Kentwood Public Schools. He has previously worked in various roles for Kentwood Public Schools and Ferris State University. Contact Andy at 616-871-1081, x19115.

  • Jackee Thompson

    Jackee Thompson is the Community School Coordinator at Lee Middle School in Godfrey-Lee Public Schools. Contact Jackee at 616-452-3296, x7323.

  • Jessica Tornow

    Jessica Tornow is a Team Lead and also oversees the KSSN Internship Program. Previously she was a Community School Coordinator in Kentwood. She has her MSW degree, and experience working in child welfare and after-school programming. 

  • Brianna Vasquez de Pereira

    Brianna Vasquez de Pereira is the Operations Manager for KSSN. Previously, she was a Community School Coordinator for six years. Her passion for education and equity grew as a middle and high school teacher in the USA and Guatemala. Contact Brianna at 616-365-2379.

  • Zaira Vicario de Zapata

    Zaira Vicario de Zapata is the Community School Coordinator at Burton Elementary in Grand Rapids Public Schools. Prior to KSSN, she served as a Primary Literacy Educator for the Peace Corps while living in the Dominican Republic.  Her background in social justice, community activism and empowering families drives her work.  Contact Zaira at 616-819-4319.

  • Jodi West

    Jodi West is the Community School Coordinator at Ridgeview Elementary, and is the Team Lead for KSSN Coordinators in the Sparta Area Schools district. She previously served as a preschool teacher, a parent educator, and an ESL teacher for adult learners. Contact Jodi at 616-887-8218, x3001.