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In a unanimous vote, the Board of Education hired Dr. Heidi Kattula

He graduated from Harvard, served in the Peace Corps in Swaziland, graduated from Harvard medical school, and now he's an associate professor at Ohio State's medical school. Dr. Jim MacDonald goes back to where it all began.

Spring fundraising campaign generates nearly $240,000 for East Grand Rapids Public Schools

Twice a year, the Foundation Board meets to consider grant proposals submitted by teachers, students, and community members. This spring's meeting was particularly interesting.

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Natalie Fratto '08 has a burgeoning career in venture capital and tech banking. She's come a long way since her first job at Jersey Junction had her smelling like waffle cones all summer.

The grant will fund additions to classroom libraries in language arts classrooms in all three grades at the middle school.

East alum Erika Wozniak '00 was chosen as the American Federation of Teachers “Everyday Hero” Award winner in 2016. Her advice to young Pioneers? Lead with intention.

The Foundation and the middle school's Champions of Diversity Committee are teaming up to provide diversity training for students.

Katie (Pantlind) Michell's 1991 graduating class had only 130 students, one of the smallest in the school's history. Today she's back at the high school, teaching English and running the East Vision newspaper. "Keep your eyes and ears open to where you can best use your talents," she says. "If it’s here, then great."

To find out about some of the exciting things happening in our schools, visit the East Grand Rapids page on the School News Network.

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