Instructor

Phone: (517) 936-2829

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Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Sydney Laughlin

Mrs. Laughlin brings 12 years of experience teaching in special education. She has a bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University in Special Education and a master’s from Eastern Michigan University. Mrs. Laughlin has endorsements in cognitive impairment (CI), emotionally impaired (EI) and learning disabilities (LD).

Teacher Consultant

Phone: 517-392-0652

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Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Crissy Stark

Mrs. Stark has 13 years work experience at the Career Center, including in special education and work-based learning. Mrs. Stark studied special education as a undergrad, and has a Master's in Educational Leadership and Administration. She also has special education certification and an administrator certification.

 

 

Instructional Assistant

Phone: 517-990-6623

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Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Patti Kanaan

Mrs. Kanaan has 33+ years of experience in education, including 26 years at Columbia Central schools. She has completed a year-long training in Autism, and also completed the Creating Community Careers program. Mrs. Kanaan is also a mother of four and a grandmother of 11.

Teacher Assistants

Phone: 517-936-2829

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Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Mike Horton

Mr. Horton has over 25 years of experience working with the JCISD. He graduated from the Grand Rapids School of the Bible & Music in Christian Education, and also attended Central Michigan University for the 2 years previously. Mr. Horton currently works with three programs outside of the JCISD that focus on adults with Special Needs.

Phone: 517-936-2829

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Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Denise Tochman

Mrs. Tochman has been employed for 23 years at JCISD, 16 years in the EI (Emotionally Impaired) Program, four years at Lyle Torrant, and is beginning her fifth year in the TTW Program at the Career Center. Mrs. Tochman has an associate's degree in General Studies from Jackson Community College.