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The Eclipse

The student news site of Kearsley High School in Flint, Michigan

The Eclipse

The student news site of Kearsley High School in Flint, Michigan

The Eclipse

Meet the 2023-2024 school years new teachers!

IMAGE / Brooklynn Burdette
The new teachers, other than Mr.Ragland and Mr.Schroeder

Kearsley High School has expanded this year, not only by the new freshman class but also by many new staff members. These 6 new teachers teach many subjects throughout the high school.

Mr. Nicholas Doyon is one of these new teachers at KHS. Doyon is teaching Biology and Zoology at KHS. Doyon was asked by reporters about where he studied to become a teacher. “I attended U of M-Flint with a degree in teaching integrated science and a psychology minor,” Doyon stated.

Doyon decided to come to Kearsley because of the long and storied history. Doyon’s decision paid off. “Everyone is so friendly here, that is the best part about working here,” exclaimed Doyon.

Doyon is just one of the 6 new teachers at KHS. Another teacher who has decided to join KHS is Mrs. Rachael Tait.

Tait is a special education teacher who came from Grand Blanc Schools. Tait has been teaching for over 20 years. She is a transition coordinator, certified trainer, and virtual learning educator. She is getting to know many new faces at KHS as she is welcomed to the new school year.

KHS has also welcomed Mrs. Rebecca Malmquist with open arms! Malmquist joined KHS for a variety of reasons. “I came to Kearsley because several of my former co-workers work here and spoke highly of Kearsley. I also have had several students over the years from Kearsley in my GenNET classes and I knew the school was somewhere I would like to work,” explained Malmquist.

Malmquist attended the University of Michigan Flint for all three of her degrees. The first is a bachelor of arts, with major in social studies and minor in earth, and space science. Malmquist has a master of arts in special education learning disabilities and another master of arts in literacy K-12, with a reading specialist and English 6-12. endorsements. Malmquist is currently teaching Yearbook, Journalism, and English 11 at KHS and has 18 years of experience.

Reporters asked Malmquist what she enjoys doing when she’s not working at the high school. “I do enjoy reading, spending time with my family and especially my new grandson. I love walking my Australian shepherd, Loki, and traveling to the National parks,” exclaimed Malmquist.

Ragland is a Secondary Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) coach at KHS. Ragland taught language arts for the past 11 years at Grand Blanc and Holly schools. Ragland earned an Ed Specialist degree and decided to take on instructional coaching roles.  He has been in all of our new teachers classrooms this year and offers support and help to all teaching staff.

Mrs. Olivia LoFiego is the new French teacher at KHS and Armstrong Middle School. LoFiego currently has one section of middle school exploratory French and two sections of French 1. Lofiego was asked by reporters where she went to get her education for this job. ” I attended SVSU and completed two degrees there. For my bachelor’s degree, I double majored in physics and biology and minored in chemistry, psychology, and French. Five years later, I went back and earned a master’s degree in educational leadership and became a certified K-12 principal. During my 26 years in education, I’ve been a teacher, coach, dean of students, athletic director, and principal,”  LoFiego explained.

Then there is Mrs. Joy Walker, who is an art teacher at KHS. She has taught ceramics and 2D/3D drawing. Walker came from Grand Blanc Schools and has 6 years of experience.

Finally, we welcome the new Band teacher, Mr. Eric Schroeder. Mr. Schroeder graduated from the University of Flint-Michigan and is currently teaching Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble, then Mr. Schroeder teaches at Armstrong Middle School for his other 3 hours. Mr.Schroeder has past experience at the Schulze Academy for Technology and the Arts.

Overall, the students and staff at KHS are happy to welcome all these new teachers for the 2023-2024 school year!

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