Maranda Welcomes Area Teachers for Back-to-School Advice

WOTV4’s Maranda Where You Live program recently invited four teachers from Kent ISD schools to discuss their favorite things about being a teacher and advice to parents on how they can prepare their children to get the most out of the upcoming school year. Joining Maranda were Kenowa Hills Public Schools 4th grade teacher Stephanie Gerdes, Northview Public Schools 3rd grade teacher Mary Lou Ohnsman, East Kentwood High School AP biology teacher Chad VanHouten, and Kelloggsville High School art teacher Donna Casmere. School News Network has recognized these teachers for their dedication to teaching and children with their own stories over the last school year.

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Stephanie Gerdes: Brightening the Lives of 4th Graders

Mary Lou Ohnsman: Teacher Inspires Student to Follow Dreams

Chad VanHouten: Science Teacher Applies VanAndel Institute Principles to Classroom

Donna Casmere: Seeing the Artistic Side of Every Student

Adrian Hirsch has been with SNN since its launch, starting as an intern from Grand Valley State University where he received a degree in broadcasting and business. After the internship, Adrian was brought on as staff to continue reporting, editing and publishing stories for SNN and Kent ISD. Adrian has been active with community radio station WYCE for years, served as Non-Profit Coordinator for GRTV, and currently works as the Web Producer for SNN.

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