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Joanne Bailey-Boorsma

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Joanne Bailey-Boorsma covers Kent ISD and Godwin Heights. She was born in the Detroit area but grew up in Brighton where she attended Hartland Public Schools. The salutatorian for the Class of 1985, she changed her colors from blue and maize to green and white by attending Michigan State University, where she majored in journalism and minored in photography and German. She expanded her color palette to include orange and black as both her daughters graduated from Byron Center Public Schools; maroon and white for Aquinas College where her daughter studies nursing and also brought back blue and maize for Grand Rapids Community College where her youngest daughter currently is studying music. Read Joanne's full bio

Tech tools are now ‘part of everyday life’ for teachers

Despite the many obstacles of the COVID-19 pandemic, teachers have seen positives shine through in the form of lessons — and gifts — they’ve experienced as a result of being forced to try new things...

Staff brings comfort and joy to students

'We look for ways to be able to connect with our families which has been really hard due to COVID and not being able to have parents in the buildings,' said West Godwin Principal Mary Lang, who was Mrs. Claus for the event. 'This is a great opportunity to make those connections'...
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