Meet Our New Staff

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Jackie Botsford is a second grade teacher at Dye Elementary. Her hobbies include reading, volleyball, spending time with her family and watching movies. She has been on mission trips to Mexico City and to South Africa. Jackie dreams of one day visiting New Zealand, Italy and Hawaii. She is excited to be a part of C-A and states “I love children and have a passion to see all my students reach their goals and excel in their learning.”

Angela Boyd is excited to join Dye Elementary and work with C-A families and students. Her spare time is filled with reading, camping, spending time with family and supporting C-A Football.

Kaitlyn Brasher is the art teacher at the Middle School. She has been fortunate to travel all over the country through golf and she would like to continue her travels; especially to places outside of the U.S. She is excited to join the C-A community and states “Art has always been my biggest passion and I’m excited to show my students how it can positively affect their lives.”

Linda Cerulli joins Dye Elementary as a 2nd/3rd grade teacher. She enjoys reading and cooking. She has traveled with her husband to Washington, D.C. and toured the White House.

Rebecca Cole is joining Randels Elementary as a paraprofessional and looks forward to working with new students and teammates and is hoping to make a difference. She has traveled to Key West  this Spring and would like to explore other tropical beaches.

Merideth Collins is a math and science teacher at the Middle School. She enjoys skiing and snowboarding and has spent 23 seasons as a volunteer member of the Pine Knob Ski Patrol performing first aid and snow sport safety. One day she would like to go to Sicily to visit her family there. Merideth is looking forward to sharing her stories and experiences while providing the best possible educational opportunities with students at the Middle School.

Megan Darley is a fifth grade teacher at Dye Elementary. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, drinking coffee and cooking. She also enjoys walking her dogs Oliver and Winchester. Travels have taken her to Mexico, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Canada and all over the United States. One day she dreams of going to Greece with her husband Jacob.

Kally Grover will be at Randels Elementary as a speech-language pathologist. She is looking forward to being with C-A in an elementary setting.

Samantha Hamilton is school counselor at both Dillon and Rankin Elementaries. Her spare time is filled with family, running, and her dog, Brody. One day she dreams of travelling to Europe. She is looking forward to working with kids and families.

Mary Haslinger has joined Carman-Ainsworth as the Interim Principal of the Middle School. She has had opportunities to travel to Samoa, Peru, Mexico, Maine, Colorado, California, North Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio, and Washington D.C. Her spare time is filled with everything from spending time with family to golf, hiking, reading, camping, watching the Detroit Tigers, as well as most other sports. She enjoys the energy of Middle School students and their desire to impact the community and looks forward to building relationships with students and staff.

Amy Hosmer is excited to be a Cav and is looking forward to meeting more of the Middle School staff and students in her position there. She has spent time as a Special Olympics coach. She has also traveled to Kenya and Uganda as well as to California and South Carolina. She would like to go to Alaska and Hawaii.

Courtney Hoyes is a fifth grade teacher at Randels Elementary. She enjoys playing golf, dancing, cooking and baking. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends and caring for her animals. She dreams of one day going someplace warm and tropical and staying in a tiki hut on the water. Possibly in the Maldives or Bora Bora.

Brandy Jones is our Dean of Students at Dye Elementary. She fills her spare time with family, reading, traveling, camping, and scrap booking. Travels have taken her to various states including Texas and Washington, D.C. She has also been to Barbados and Jamaica and would like to go to Africa.  She also enjoys volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flint and Genesee County. She is a graduate of C-A and feels honored to return to serve her community.

Andrew Knuuti is teaching at the High School. He and his wife, Kimberly, have vacationed to Florida and also been on a cruise. Andrew likes to fix anything that breaks and also likes to watch baseball, basketball, and football. He looks forward to learning and working with each and everyone.

Jacqueline Luea is a Speech Pathologist at Dye Elementary. She enjoys soccer, biking, ready, and time with family. She would also like to visit all 50 states having already been to 35 of them.

Lisa Maas is teaching writing to sixth graders. She loves scrap booking and family trips to Disney. She is looking forward to getting to know the kids and staff at the Middle School.

Aldrich Morgan is joining the Middle School as a paraprofessional. He is looking forward to working in the classroom with students. He has traveled to Hawaii and Canada and would like to visit Columbia.

Jeff Nagy is a math teacher at the High School. He is a graduate of Flint Central and enjoys hunting, fishing, family and the Detroit Tigers.

Alyssa Nowak will be at the Middle School in the self-contained special education classroom. She loves sports having played college basketball. She also enjoys downhill skiing, water skiing, and beach volleyball. She especially loves to be at the beach for Spring Break.

Amanda Palen-Rendon loves reading and learning and is a huge animal lover. She also enjoys watching the Detroit Red Wings.  She also enjoys travelling up north with her husband, Michael, to relax by the water and enjoy the serenity of nature.

Jeff Piechowski is a 20-year veteran of TV and radio news with an Emmy-nomination! He is now a long-term sub at Atlantis where he had been teaching in the Under 16 program. He enjoys working with students there and watching them grow and succeed.

Christine Rainwater will be at Randels this year as a Resource Room teacher. She loves spending time up north and enjoying time outdoors. She also likes to read and craft on her cricut. She is happy to be a part of the C-A team and looks forward to a great year at Randels.

Sarah Ricketts joins the High School staff this year. She loves to read, cook, travel, and spend time with her family. She has been to 40 of the 50 states and to 4 countries.

Lindsey Ridley is joining the main office of the High School as Assistant Secretary. She enjoys watching Tigers baseball, is a MSU fan and a movie buff. She also enjoys travelling and spending time with family.

Justine Turner is a first-year teacher and will be in the Kindergarten/1st grade split at Rankin Elementary. She enjoys tennis, camping, and being outdoors. She has been to Florida, the Bahamas, Tennessee, South Carolina, and would love to one day go to Greece, France, and Hawaii.

Dorene Warren is a third grade teacher at Dye Elementary. She is an avid reader and a HUGE Michigan Football Fan. During each summer she and her family make their way to the  U.P. Dorene is excited to be teaching in C-A and being closer to home. She is a grad of Flint Northern.

Sally Young is our new Atlantis Alternative building secretary.  She has been a teacher, Boy Scout Counselor and American Red Cross Instructor. Spare time is enjoyed with family going camping and swimming.