Episode 42 - Michelle Rutan

Empathetic. Inspiring. Dedicated. Michelle Rutan, Transition Coordinator and Consultant, has for 25 years championed the rights of students and adults with disabilities. Always with a smile, she greets you with “Glorious morning!” as she helps build a network of advocates. She sees the best in everyone, and believes we are all capable of greatness, no matter the disability.

Thank you for your commitment to students, staff and families! You rock! #InghamImpact

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Episode 41 - Mike Lilly

Student Focused. Solution Driven. Fun. Mike Lilly, Director IT Services, is all of those and so much more. Mike was a Dansville High School student, who found his calling in the world of technology when he was a student in our Networking Program at Wilson Talent Center (formerly known as Capital Area Career Center) and began interning at Ingham ISD. He is a leader, a mentor and consistently focuses on finding the right solutions to support students. We are lucky to have him on our team.

Thank you for all you do, Mike, to support Ingham ISD and our local district students and staff.  You rock! #InghamImpact

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Episode 40 - Kelly Trout

Resourceful. Customer Focused. Data Guru. Kelly Trout, Data, Systems, & Analysis Specialist at Ingham ISD is one of those people who always says, "How can I help?" Whether she works with the State of Michigan, local districts or our internal teams, Kelly always goes out of her way to make sure we have what we need to support student learning. Kelly has been with Ingham ISD nearly 25 years, and we are blessed to have her on our team. Thank you for all you do, Kelly! #InghamImpact

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Episode 39 - Kathy Cochran

Innovative. Advocate. Eternal Optimist. These are just a few words that come to mind when thinking about Kathy Cochran, Cosmetology Instructor at the Wilson Talent Center. No matter who you talk to the story is the same…Kathy is committed, she loves teaching, seeing students thrive and it’s demonstrated in everything she does. As Kathy would say, “She’s livin’ the dream”! Thank you for all you do Kathy! You are amazing. We hope you will enjoy this video podcast about Kathy’s enthusiasm and positive impact on students.#InghamImpact

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Episode 38 - Denise Lycos

Amazing. Encouraging. A Wealth of Knowledge. These are just some of the words used to describe Denise Lycos. As the Director of Emotionally Impaired & Adjudicated Youth Programs for Ingham ISD, Lycos also serves as Principal of Ingham Academy, Malcolm Williams, Evergreen, Secondary Learning Center and St. Vincent Home for Children. With 42 years of experience in such a wide range of programs, Denise has impacted hundreds of students during her career. She has been the push and the cheerleader that many students needed in their lives to succeed and flourish. She sees abilities in her students that they may not see in themselves, and they appreciate her encouragement.

Thank you, Denise, for your commitment to students! #InghamImpact

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Episode 37 - Stacy Lantzy

Teacher, advocate, friend. Stacy Lantzy, in her ninth year of teaching at Heartwood School, consistently strives to help students with disabilities reach their full potential. Parents trust her, colleagues admire her, and she is in touch with her student's needs, always pushing for the best outcomes. She doesn't give up! We hope you will enjoy this video podcast about Stacy's impact on students, families and staff. #InghamImpact

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Episode 36 - Jeff Grossman

The Man. The Myth. The Legend. Jeff Grossman, now beginning his forty-sixth year of teaching welding at the Wilson Talent Center, has also been referred to as the district historian. As the longest standing employee, he has impacted at least 1800 students during his career. He’s seen many changes throughout the years but one thing hasn’t changed, and that is his passion for students. Enjoy learning about the impact he has made in student’s lives. #InghamImpact

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