August 26, 2019

Welcome Back!!

We are down to just 8 days before school starts! Tuesday is our OPEN HOUSE from 4:30-6:00 pm. This week our teachers are returning to school to prepare for the new school year. Most of them have already been working hard in our classrooms to make this the best year ever! One of the ways the staff is preparing for another great year is by studying The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor and Culturize by Jimmy Casas. We are excited to share this learning with our students and our families!

Can't wait to see you all soon!

Mrs. Carla Vrondran

Proud Principal, East Jordan Elementary

Open House

The BACK TO SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE will be held on Tuesday, August 27 from 4:30-6pm at the Elementary School. We are excited about the upcoming school year and welcoming our children back to school! See you on Tuesday!

EJES Garden

One of my favorite things at East Jordan Elementary School is our garden! It is such a special place for our students to learn about Michigan plant life and where they can also just enjoy learning outside in nature. We are so thankful for our garden's leaders, Ms. Lewis and Mrs. Lyons. They are so talented and share their knowledge, love, and passion for gardening and farming alike. Each week they carefully put together activities and lessons for our students. Fortunately, our students continued to learn outside with them this summer and will continue again soon once we return to school. Be on the lookout for upcoming information on our fall offerings! This is a great opportunity for our students to get outside and learn.

New Staff!!

We are beyond excited to welcome an amazing group of new staff to East Jordan Elementary School. Next week these educators will begin changing lives and building leaders in classrooms and across the EJPS campus and community!

2019-2020 EJES Staff Line UP

We Are EJ Preschool

Mrs. Kauffman/Ms. Swenson

Ms. Skeel

Ms. Kraemer/Mrs. Grover

Young 5's Kindergarten

Mr. Bergmann


Mrs. Anderson

Mrs. Patten

1st Grade

Mrs. Buffman

Mrs. Kozlowski

Mrs. Neer

2nd Grade

Ms. Novotny

Ms. Skop

Ms. Sladick

3rd Grade

Mr. Guerrero

Ms. McNitt

Mrs. Poel (Mrs. Persons, Student Teacher)

4th Grade

Mr. Boyer

Mrs. Foley

Ms. McFall

5th Grade

Mrs. Drenth

Mrs. Ferguson

Mrs. Petrie

6th Grade

Mrs. Crick

Mrs. Noirot

Ms. Rowley

Special Education

Mrs. Lauren Buffman

Mrs. Hatfield

Mrs. Seelye


Mrs. Sarya (Music)

Mr. Podskalny (Art)

Mr. Ziebarth (Physical Education)

Title I

Mrs. McDuffie

Support Staff

Mr. Dzwik (Communities in Schools)

Mrs. Hewitt (Counselor)

Mrs. Southerton (Social Worker)

Teacher Assistants

Mrs. Fuller

Mrs. Gee

Mrs. Kovel

Mrs. Kraemer

Mrs. Persons (Title VI)

Mrs. Vanderlaan (Title VI)

Mrs. Whitaker


Mrs. Nachazel

Mrs. Stone

Custodial/Maintenance Staff

Mr. Drenth

Mrs. Knebl

Mr. Reid

Mr. Weisler

Transportation Department

Mrs. Bartig

Mrs. Bennett

Mr. Drenth

Mrs. Roehrig

Mr. Smith

Mrs. Streufert

Mrs. Swanson

Mrs. Warnos

Mrs. Zipp

EJ Cafe

Ms. Bender

Ms. Barnett

Mrs. Kibbe

Mrs. Murray

Mrs. Sheridan

Mrs. Whitaker


Mrs. Vrondran

EJES Building Updates