Sarah Dodge

1st Grade My name is Sarah Dodge and I have lived in the area for most of my life.  I graduated from Benzie Central and continued my education at Michigan State University.  At MSU, I earned a bachelor of science in child development/elementary, and language arts.  After graduation, I returned to Northern Michigan and have taught … Continued

Kim Gramzow

Kim Gramzow 1st Grade My name is Kimberly Gramzow and I teach first grade at Betsie Valley Elementary. I received my teaching degree from Central Michigan University and my Masters in Educational Technology from Grand Valley State University.   I began my teaching career downstate where I taught First and Second grades.  After I married and … Continued

Melissa Burch

1st grade   My name is Melissa Burch.  I am a native of Benzie County.  I am married to Tyson and have three daughters, Riley (a sophomore at Grand Valley,) Morgan is a senior at Benzie and Peyton is a Sophomore.  We have an English Springer Spaniel, named Boone, who thinks he’s pretty important in … Continued