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Ann Barrett

Position: Principal
Phone: 248-634-9481
Email: principal@adelphian.org

Education

Highest Degree: Masters
Major Field: Educational Instruction
College Where Earned: Andrews University
Year Earned: 2000

Biography

Ann Barrett has taught for the Michigan Conference since she received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Andrews University in 1997.  She has served as a principal since 2004 and began teaching at Adelphian Junior Academy in 2013. Mrs. Barrett has spent nearly her entire life in the Adventist classroom as both a student and a teacher.   She fell in love with school while attending Battle Creek Academy for grades K-9, and by the time she graduated from Andrews Academy, she felt that God was calling her to continue her time in the classroom as a teacher.   She completed her Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction in 2002 and was commissioned by the Michigan Conference in 2005. Mrs. Barrett enjoys sharing her love for Jesus with her students and is eagerly looking forward to meeting them at the tree of life in Heaven.  Her favorite subject is math. She loves spending time with her husband Dan, traveling, camping, and kayaking.


 

Jessica Goodrich

Position: Team Teacher Grades 5-10
Phone: 248-634-9481
Email: jessica.goodrich@adelphian.org

Certifications

Junior Academy Endorsements in Reading/Language Arts, Bible, and Social Studies

Education

Highest Degree: Masters
Major Field: Curriculum and Instruction
College Where Earned: Andrews University
Year Earned: 2018

Biography

Jessica has a Bachelors Degree in Language Arts and Mathematics. Jessica has been teaching in the Michigan Conference for 8 years.


 

Stefanie Laughlin

Position: Team Teacher Grades 5-10
Email: stefanie.laughlin@adelphian.org

Certifications

Math & Science

Education

Highest Degree: Masters
Major Field: Curriculum and Instruction
College Where Earned: University of Texas
Year Earned: 2013

Biography

Stefanie grew up right here in Holly, MI and attended AJA up through 10th grade. She moved to Texas to attend Southwestern Adventist University and graduated from there in 2013. She also met her husband, Andrew, in Texas and lived there for 5 years. Stefanie taught math for 5 years in the Texas public school system. In the 2016-2017 school year she was awarded District Teacher of the Year! In 2018, Stefanie felt God directing her path back home. She took the call to teach at AJA starting in the 2018-2019 school year. She is excited to bring her love of math and science to her students! She is also excited to be able to have Bible classes and share her love of God with her students. Stefanie spends most of her free time playing with her "fur babies", Taco and Lucy. Her and her husband also like boating, skiing (water or snow!), and spending time working on projects around the house. 

 

Stephanie Poole

Position: Secretary
Email: stephanie.poole@adelphian.org

Education

Highest Degree: Masters
Major Field: School Social Work
College Where Earned: Andrews University
Year Earned:  2005
 

Biography

Stephanie Poole grew up in Hagerstown, Maryland.  She received her undergraduate degree from Southern Adventist University in Social Work in 2003.  Stephanie then went on to Andrews University to earn her Masters degree in School Social Work and graduated in 2005.  There she met her husband, Len and married in 2005 and moved to Grand Rapids, MI.  There she worked as a Supports Coordinator with the developmentally disabled community for 6 years.  Stephanie has lived in the Holly area since 2012 and began working at Adelphian Junior Academy in 2014 as a Teacher’s Aide.  In April 2018, Stephanie took on the position as part-time school secretary. In addition to finding Stephanie in the office, you can also find her substituting and assisting in the various classrooms.  In her free time, Stephanie enjoys shopping at Target, sleeping, and spending time with her 2 daughters, Abby & Claire, her husband, Len, and their 2 crazy dogs, Frankie and Max.

 

 

Sonya Herford

Position: Teacher Assistant
Email: 

Biography

 

 

Daniel Ferraz

Position: Pastor
Email: daniel.ferraz@adelphian.org

Biography

 

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