Mrs. Coombs is originally from England. She moved to Michigan in 2008 and graduated from Mattawan High School in 2012. She’s married to Ash, her high school sweetheart from England. Mrs. Coombs attended Western Michigan University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She’s excited to be teaching STEM and other science topics. “I love project-based learning and hands-on activities,” she said. “I hope to share my love and excitement for learning with each of my students.”
Ms. Fleetwood is a 2009 graduate of Bloomingdale High School. She attended Western Michigan University where she earned her bachelor's degree in 2014. Before joining Gobles Public Schools, she taught kindergarten in Battle Creek. Ms. Fleetwood loves to travel, run, kayak, fish, ski, hike, bike, read, and bake.
Mrs. Genther has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University and a master’s from Walden University. This is her fifth year of teaching. In the past, she’s taught kindergarten and first grade. Mrs. Genther and her husband, Michael, have a one-and-a-half-year-old son and a baby on the way! The also have two spoiled beagles named Bella and Cain. In her free time, Mrs. Genther loves to go hiking, travel, read, try new places to eat and spend time with her family.
Miss Killeen graduated from Gobles in 2008 and then attended Central Michigan University where she earned her bachelor’s in education. She spent the last two years teaching ELA and Math at Portage North Middle School. She’s looking forward to doing everything she can to help her students become lifelong learners. Outside of school she loves spending time with family, doing outdoor activities, and playing competitive games. She also enjoys reading and is currently reading the Percy Jackson series. “I can't wait to talk about it with my students!” she said.
Mr. Church is originally from Grand Junction. He attended school at Bloomingdale Public Schools where he was a three-sport athlete (football, basketball, and baseball.) He graduated from Northern Michigan University where he played quarterback for the football team. After graduation, he taught in Ironwood for three years. He recently earned two master’s degrees from Western Michigan University in coaching and sport performance/sport management. While at WMU, Mr. Church was a graduate assistant and taught several courses. He’s also coached for Kalamazoo United. “I’m excited to have earned employment with an organization that promotes a positive culture,” he said.
Mr. Eichler is entering his fourth year of teaching and coaching athletics. He grew up in the metropolitan Detroit area and remained there until beginning his post-secondary education. After one year of school and football at Adrian College, and another year at a local community college, Mr. Eichler moved on to Central Michigan University where he pursued a bachelor’s degree in education. He began his teaching and coaching career in Glendale, Arizona, where he took up residence for three years. While there, he taught middle school English Language Arts and Social Studies and coached football and basketball. In his free time, Mr. Eichler enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching football, fishing, lifting weights, reading, and enjoying all that the great state of Michigan has to offer.
Mrs. Rhodes graduated from Ferris State University with a major in History education and minor in English in 2013. In 2014, she joined the Gobles staff where she worked as a paraprofessional for two years. In January of 2016, she accepted a long-term substitute position teaching 7-9 grades History and English. Mrs. Rhodes and her husband, Brandon have a one-year-old son. She loves playing sports and her favorite is softball. “I do hope to coach in the near future, as I have always had that desire,” she said. She also enjoys reading, being on the lake, and spending time with family.
Mrs. Trojniak was raised in the small, beautiful, lakeshore town of Ludington. She now lives outside of Kalamazoo with her husband. After graduating from Grand Valley State University in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Earth Science and Math for Secondary Education, she taught math, science, and engineering in a small school near Lansing for two years, and middle school math in Battle Creek the following year. Mrs. Trojniak has a great passion for family, teaching, having a positive influence in students' lives, and the outdoors. “I am excited and thankful for the places my life is bringing me,” she said.