Staff

  • Aaron Gaffney – Superintendent/Principal

    • BA – Mathematics – Michigan Technological University
    • MA – Education – Marygrove College
    • 231-588-2544; Ext. 12
    • agaffney@ellsworth.k12.mi.us

    Brenda Drenth – Administrative Assistant

    • (231) 588-2544
    • brendadrenth@hotmail.com

  • Jessica Pletcher – Guidance Counselor

    • B.A. – Recreational Therapy – Central Michigan University
    • M.A. – Guidance and Counseling – Central Michigan University
    • 231-588-2544; Ext. 11
    • jpletcher@ellsworth.k12.mi.us

  • Jill Miller – Preschool

    • BA – Elementary Education – Western Michigan University
    • (231) 588-2544; Ext. 29
    • jmiller@ellsworth.k12.mi.us

    Sheila Essenberg – Kindergarten

    • BA – Elementary Education – Central Michigan University
    • (231) 588-2544; Ext. 30
    • sessenberg@ellsworth.k12.mi.us

    Jenny Diebold – 1st Grade

    • B.A. – Elementary Education – Northern Michigan University
    • (231) 588-2544; Ext. 34
    • jdiebold@ellsworth.k12.mi.us

    Samantha Bricker – 2nd Grade

    • B.A. – Elementary Education – Northern Michigan University
    • (231) 588-2544; Ext.
    • sbricker@ellsworth.k12.mi.us

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    Christy Griffin – 3rd Grade

    • B.A.
    • (231) 588-2544; Ext.
    • cgriffin@ellsworth.k12.mi.us

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    Luke Barry – 4th Grade

    • B.A.
    • (231) 588-2544; Ext.
    • lbarry@ellsworth.k12.mi.us

    Jessica Vallance – 5th Grade

    • B.A. – Elementary Education – Northern Michigan University
    • (231) 588-2544; Ext. 37
    • jvallance@ellsworth.k12.mi.us

    Michele Hinkle – Special Education

    • (231) 588-2544; Ext.
    • mhinkle@ellsworth.k12.mi.us

    Randy Nagel – Title 1

    • (231) 588-2544
    • rnagel@ellsworth.k12.mi.us

    Cindy Ruis – Title 1

    • (231) 588-2544
    • cgruis@charter.net

    Lisa Swenson – Preschool Associate Teacher

     

    Sue Goslee – Club Lancer

    • BA – Anthropology – University of Michigan
    • MA – Education – Grand Valley State University
    • (231) 588-2544; Ext. 38
    • sgoslee@ellsworth.k12.mi.us
    • Club Lancer

  • Michele Hinkle – Special Education

    • (231) 588-2544; Ext. 18
    • mhinkle@ellsworth.k12.mi.us

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    Dr. Chris Randall- Agriculture

    • A.S. – Nursing, Regents College
    • B.S. – Animal Science, Michigan State University
    • DVM – MSU College of Veterinary Medicine
    • (231) 588-2544; Ext. 19
    • crandall@ellsworth.k12.mi.us

    Clayton Faivor – Science

    • B.S. – Biology – Western Michigan University
    • M.S. – Biology – University of Nebraska
    • 231-588-2544; Ext. 25
    • cfaivor@ellsworth.k12.mi.us

    Michelle Fox – Language Arts & Journalism

    • Associate of Arts – Liberal Studies – Northern Michigan College
    • B.A. – English/Journalism – Michigan State University
    • M.A. – Humanities – Central Michigan University
    • M.A. – School and Community Leadership, Central Michigan University
    • 231-588-2544; Ext. 17
    • mfox@ellsworth.k12.mi.us

    Sue Goslee – Science Explorations

    • BA – Anthropology – University of Michigan
    • MA – Education – Grand Valley State University
    • (231) 588-2544; Ext. 38
    • sgoslee@ellsworth.k12.mi.us

    Sonja Mack – Language Arts & Spanish

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    Ev Wujick – Middle School Band

    • (231) 588-2544; Ext. 24
    • ewujick@ellsworth.k12.mi.us

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    Jayne Winchester – High School Band and Elementary Music

    • Bachelor of Music Education/Performance – Central Michigan University
    • (231) 588-2544; Ext. 24
    • jwinchester@ellsworth.k12.mi.us

    Jessica Vanderhart – Mathematics & History

    • B.S. – Mathematics & History – Ferris State University
    • 231-588-2544; Ext. 16
    • jvanderhart@ellsworth.k12.mi.us

    Kurt Zimmerle – K-12 Art and Graphic Design

    • B.A. – Studio Art - Principia College
    • Education Certificate –  Kendall College of Art and Design
    • (231) 588-2544; Ext. 23
    • kzimmerle@ellsworth.k12.mi.us

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    Erica Stuck – Mathematics and Technology

    • B.S. – Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics, Industrial Technology – Central Michigan University
      M.S. – Curriculum and Instruction – Ferris State University
    • (231) 588-2544; Ext. 21
    • estuck@ellsworth.k12.mi.us
    • http://mrsstucksclassroom.weebly.com

  • Brad Vanderark – Head of Maintenance

    • (231) 675-9832
    • bvanderark@ellsworth.k12.mi.us

    Erin Heeres – Custodian

    Candi Hoeskema – Custodian

  • Cindy Groenink – Head Cook

    • (231) 588-2544; Ext. 33

    Tina Sundelius – Kitchen Assistant

    Gwen Sweet – Kitchen Assistant

    Anette Tornga – Kitchen Assistant

  • Larry Essenberg – Transportation Director

    • (231) 588-6001
    • cell phone (231) 676-3461

    Tex Drenth - Bus Driver

    Linda Steenwyk - Bus Driver

  • Chad Pletcher – Athletic Director

    • (231) 675-1157
    • cpletcher@ellsworth.k12.mi.us