Katie Johnston

Early Childhood Teacher – Special Education – 1755 Provider

Molly Thiel

Special Education Resources website or other links thielmo@benzieschools.net

Gib Lucas

Special Education   Gib Lucas is a special education teacher who loves being a part of the Benzie Central team.  He currently teaches Resource Math and Resource Algebra and is co-teacher in Chemistry, Algebra 1-A, and Algebra 2.  Born and raised in Northwest Michigan, he received his Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration and … Continued

Belva Whaley

Special Education   Belva Whaley grew up in Midland, Michigan and graduated from Bay City Western High School.  She attended Delta College in University Center, Michigan, and United Wesleyan College in Allentown, Pennsylvania where she graduated with a B.S. Degree in Youth Ministry.  Mrs. Whaley returned to college at Northwestern Michigan College and Grand Valley … Continued

Rico Cruz

Special Education   I am the Middle School Special Education Teacher at Benzie Central.  This is my 4th year of teaching at Benzie.  Previously I taught in the pre-school and elementary level at Suttons Bay Schools.  Teaching marks a second career for me as I originally graduated from CMU with a degree in Resort Management.  … Continued

Steve Cox

Steve Cox Special Education   What’s Happen’n ?! My name is Steve Cox and I’ve been the Special Education Teacher at Betsie Valley since 1995. My high school alma mater is Caledonia, just southeast of Grand Rapids. Upon graduating Caledonia I played football for Grand Rapids Junior College. I then attended South Carolina State College … Continued