Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District
Spring Special Edition
Please join us for the TBAISD Annual Recognition Night on Tuesday, May 14 at the Hagerty Center to celebrate highlights of the year. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. with program beginning at 5:30 p.m., lasting approximately one hour. This year we honor 15 individuals who are retiring with a combined 277 years of service to TBAISD! We also recognize many others who continue to lead our region to great heights in education through their continued service. Don’t forget, this year’s Standard School Award winner will be announced! Join in the celebration and take a moment to reflect on the past year’s accomplishments. Make your reservation by May 7 with Renee Childers, ext. 26212 or Special thanks to TBAISD Education Professional Association and the Education Support Personnel Association for financial contributions to support this event. We’ll see you at Recognition Night!
2019 TBAISD Retirees

Mary Aldridge, 24 years*
Kat Antrim, 21 years
Rasa Baker, 17 years
Dawn Gordon, 25 years
Kathleen Gray, 10 years*
Julie LaHaye, 11 years*
Kim Loznak, 20 years
Deb McColl, 19 years
Deb Nelson, 25 years
Suzanne Parker, 28 years
Janet Ruggles, 18 years
Karen Spring, 6 years
Cindy Stemple, 21 years
Rick Vandermolen, Ed.D., 3 years
Kris Wendland, 29 years

*Mid-year retirement

40 Years
Grant Blesma

35 Years
Renee Childers
Amy Maeder

30 Years
Kristy Burns
Laurie Glass

25 Years
Karrie Gaudette
Dawn Gordon
Bev Leask
Deb Nelson
Ann Nordeen

20 Years
Zita Adair
Michelle Baggett
Karolyn Gannon
Dinah Hardy
Amy Larson
Kim Loznak
Lisa Lyon
Richard Mathis
Nancy Oliver
Laura Parker
Marlene Plane
Kathy Walsh Sinnard

15 Years
John Anderson
Cindy Barker
Linda Braden
Michele Cadotte
Tammy Chase
Kristin Dail
Nicole Darby
Sandra Fyan
Jan Gac
Julie Gauthier
Pat Lamb
Susan Makie
Barb McGee
Erin Moore
Abbey Nielson
Heather Schut
Pat Sigsbey
Tim Taylor
Kim Urbanski
Kendra Vogelheim
Amy Witzke

10 Years
Candy Chamberlain
Jessica Colton
Laura Detwiler
Erin Gray-Myers
Kevin Kimble
Tom Lennox
Melisa Martin
Margaret Micham
Shelly Roots
Barb Shaw
Kalysia Vasquez
Jarrod Witzke

5 Years
Jay Barclay
Sheri Conner
Holly Davis
Christina Gallagher
Jody Harkert
Joe Harper
Sharon Heersema
Christina Kindlinger
Deb Lannen
Sally Lobb
Cathy Meyer-Looze
Angie Nichols
Ben Papes
Patrick Pasik
Deb Pelton
Garrison Reardon
Shannon Rice
Paula Rivas
Ron Russell
Jennifer Swenor
Rachel Walmer
Rachel White
Jonathan Vande Kopple
Grant Wright

Staff Appreciation Breakfast
The TBAISD Administrative Team looks forward to serving breakfast to our amazing staff! Join your colleagues for a warm breakfast buffet from 7-8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 7 at the Career-Tech Center World Class Cafe (take-out is also available).
ACE Program Open House

Join students, staff and community partners on Friday, May 10 from 9 a.m. to noon at the new Adult Community Experience program's downtown location. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.
521 South Union Street ~ 946-5726
No RSVP required
(Free parking on 9th Street. Enter through the back of the building.)
Sloane Elizabeth Larabee
Born April 21, 2019
7 lbs. 4oz., 22" long to
Kaitlyn Larabee, School Psychologist
In the News
TC Business News: CTC charts big growth
UpNorth Live 7&4 News: CTC shows off during 3rd annual expo
Record-Eagle Newspaper: Expo draws large crowd
The Job Interview

Senior mock interviews took place on April 30 at the TBAISD Career-Tech Center and provided an opportunity for seniors to sit one-on-one with local business leaders to practice interview skills. Over thirty industry professionals assisted with the event and offered their feedback to students. Initiated by English instructors Jennifer Stairs, Taffetta Gle, and Kelly Hawkins, this interview opportunity is part of a greater instructional unit on employability, which also includes resumes and cover letter practice.
Dates to Remember - LINK to annual calendar

May 7 - Staff Appreciation Breakfast, 7:00-8:30 a.m. at CTC
May 7 - Board of Education Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
May 10 - ACE Program Open House, 9 a.m. - noon
May 14 - Annual Recognition Night Celebration, 5 p.m., Hagerty Ctr.
May 15 - MI Mathematics, Engineering & Science Symposium, 5 p.m., Hagerty
May 17 - Life Skills Center Prom, West Bay Beach Resort

MI Association of Retired School Personnel
May Pension Seminar Series
May 9 - 4:30 and 6:30 p.m., Arnell Conference Center - Pension 301
Register at under the events tab
Click HERE for more detail.
Photo Gallery
Special Olympics
Swim Meet
Classified Ads
Wanted: ASD program at West Senior High School is looking for a vacuum cleaner and durable glider rockers for internal or external use. Please contact Tillie Hill at or 933-7773
For Sale: 2001 Harley Davidson Softail Heritage Classic. New Kuryakyn LED front/rear lights, brakes/front tire less than 500 miles, new battery in 2017, leather saddle bags, chrome luggage rack and engine guard. $6975 OBO. For pictures and more information contact Barb Johnson (CTC) at
Photography Service: Dinah Hardy is offering family or individual portrait mini sessions this spring and summer. Available dates include May 18, June 22 and June 29. Contact Dinah at 231-645-1663 or , or go to for more information.

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