Traci Kelly

Kindergarten My name is Traci Kelly and I am a Kindergarten teacher at Crystal Lake Elementary.  I have been a teacher at Benzie Central since 2000. I grew up in Suttons Bay, Michigan and went to college at Indiana University.  After college, I moved back to northern Michigan and began teaching at Benzie Central.   … Continued

Wakako Wynkoop

Kindergarten   Ms. Wynkoop spent her first summer in Benzie County in 1979.  After obtaining a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2001, she found little satisfaction in the work-a-day office world.  In pursuit of greater, more meaningful work, she enrolled in the College of Education at the University of Iowa, Iowa … Continued

Janene Gee

Janene Gee Kindergarten My name is Janene Gee and I am excited to be teaching Kindergarten at Lake Ann Elementary. Betsie Valley has been my home for the past six years; I previously taught preschool through Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency. All of my teaching experience is within the realm of early childhood; I taught … Continued

Courtney Noffsinger

2nd Grade   I have been teaching at Platte River since 2000 and can’t imagine a better school full of amazing staff and families.  My husband Michael and I love living on the Platte River and both grew up in Benzie County.  I have taught First Grade for 6 years, but have also spent time … Continued
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