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Joanne Bailey-Boorsma

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 or email Joanne.

Bringing individual value to shared space

An assignment based on a Detroit art project teaches students that they each help to build and shape their ‘neighborhood’...

Home schooling inquiries grow as parents ponder how to meet children’s needs

The pandemic has caused parents to seek options for schooling and socialization. For some, home schooling becomes an option, while others create new ways to help their children...

KCTC moves some programs to virtual format

Due to two of its staff people having been impacted by COVID-19, the Kent Career Tech Center has moved several of its programs to virtual/remote learning until Monday, Oct. 26...

‘Ner-cited’ to be back in person

After spending the first couple weeks in virtual school, fifth-grader Jakiyah Johnson said she knew as she entered through the doors of North Godwin Elementary on Sept. 14 that this year was going to be great...

The changing of guard – as long-time educator and AD welcomes a new one

Godwin Heights Football Coach Brandon Kimble will take over as the district’s athletic director when Robert Hisey, dean of students and athletic director, officially retires Nov. 2...

‘We are here to help’

The tri-colored posters along the walls of the Kent Career Tech Center offer a simple reminder to students who walk the facility’s halls: 'We are here to help'...

Kent ISD offers a mix of in-person, virtual instruction

Districts and Kent ISD staff have worked to get schools and programs ready for the 2020-2021 school year, while also adjusting to changing guidelines related to the coronavirus pandemic...

Godwin Heights: first three weeks remote with gradual start of in-person classes

Godwin Heights will start the school year today with remote learning for all K-12 students for the first three weeks. A fully remote option also is available to all students...

Kent ISD Superintendent announces retirement, Board names interim

Ron Caniff will retire in December as Kent ISD superintendent. The Kent ISD School Board named Ron Koehler as interim superintendent, beginning in January...

Leaders urge public to press lawmakers for more school funding in face of crisis

‘Our Kids, Our Future’ website offers resources to help the community share their concerns about the pandemic-induced school funding crisis...

Keeping students connected and fed

Kent District Library worked to help keep students connected in school and out through accessible wifi and hot spots and is offering a summer food program at 12 locations...

The Class of 2020: learning to roll with it

From 9/11 to the coronavirus, the Class of 2020 saw and experienced tremendous change within their school careers and young lives...

Summer school is in session

By Kent ISD offering free summer school, MySchool@Kent is expecting to triple its usual summer enrollment...

Kent ISD to close Kent Innovation High

Kent ISD announces it will phase out the Kent Innovation High program, although current students can complete the program...
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