Staff Directory

Central Office Support Staff

These professionals are committed to supporting CIS site team members across the 20 Kalamazoo Public Schools we serve. From volunteer services to partnership support, along with a variety of other roles, they work behind the scenes to make sure students have what they need to stay in school and achieve in life.
James Devers

Executive Director

Nicky Aiello

Volunteer Services Coordinator

Blaec Arevalo

Program Assistant

John Brandon

Partner Services Coordinator

Jennifer Clark

Special Projects & Initiatives

Artrella Cohn

Senior Director of Community Engagement & Student Investment

Felicia Cole

Data, Tracking and Quality Coordinator

Jenna Cooperrider

Associate Director of Site Services

Dr. Tamiko Garrett

Senior Director of Site Services

Tracie Hall

Finance Coordinator

Molly Kinnison

Administrative Assistant

Felicia Lemons

Development and Marketing Project Manager

Colleen Loc

Human Resources Manager

Laurin Mathis

Program Assistant - 21st Century Grants

Germaine Milliner

Instructional Specialist

Kim Nemire

Director of Development

Debra Newsome

Senior Director for Finance, Human Resources and Administration

John Oliver

Director of Quality and Evaluation

Dalanna Robbson

Executive Assistant

Cara Weiler

Associate Director of Site Services

Nicole Wilkinson

Associate Director of Site Services

Site Team Staff

Our site team members are dedicated to students’ success. Site teams consist of Site Coordinators, Success Coaches, After-school Coordinators, Youth Development Workers, Interns, and more. They work within the schools and connect with teachers, principals, other school staff, parents, and students to identify and reduce barriers that get in the way of achievement.

Elementary Schools

Arcadia Elementary

932 Boswell Lane
Kalamazoo, MI 49006

Khadejah Al Muhaisin

Site Coordinator

(269) 337-0530

Alinah Oropeza

After-school Coordinator

(269) 870-3518

Edison Environmental Science Academy

924 Russell Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Cameron Massimino

Site Coordinator

(269) 337-0550 ext. 206

Precious Walker

After-school Coordinator

(269) 598-6537

El Sol Elementary

604 W. Vine Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Perla Medina Cano

Site Coordinator

(269) 337-0230

Maria Chalas

After-school Coordinator

(269) 760-4956

King-Westwood Elementary

1100 Nichols Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49006

Lauren Smirniotopoulos

Site Coordinator

(269) 337-0610

Lincoln International Studies School

912 N. Burdick Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Joseph Burrel

Site Coordinator

(269) 337-0640

Danyelle Brown

After-school Coordinator

(269) 599-3545

Milwood Elementary

3400 Lovers Lane
Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Samantha Darby

Site Coordinator

(269) 337-0660

Keshia Sims

After-school Coordinator

(269) 532-8158

Northeastern Elementary

2433 Gertrude Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

Dana Flynn

Site Coordinator

(269) 337-0690

Northglade Montessori Magnet School

1914 Cobb Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Steve Brewer

Site Coordinator

(269) 337-0700

Ashley Serio

After-school Coordinator

(269) 760-0421

Parkwood-Upjohn Elementary

2321 S. Park Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Angela Van Heest

Site Coordinator

(269) 337-0720

Prairie Ridge Elementary

2294 S. Ninth Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Carli Thompson

Site Coordinator

(269) 337-0630

Brandon Jean

After-school Coordinator

(269) 352-4039

Spring Valley Center for Exploration

3530 Mount Olivet Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49004

Martha Serio

Site Coordinator

(269) 337-0750

Ericka Stevens

After-school Coordinator

(269) 993-5652

Washington Writers’ Academy

3333 South Westnedge
Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Fredrick Daniel

Site Coordinator

(269) 337-0770

Jenee McDaniel

After-school Coordinator

(269) 532-7886

Woods Lake Elementary: A Magnet Center for the Arts

3215 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Blaec Arevalo

Site Coordinator

(269) 337-0790

Najawon Wilson

After-school Coordinator

(269) 532-8152

Woodward School for Technology & Research

606 Stuart Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Jen DeWaele

Site Coordinator

(269) 337-0810

Soreya Nelson

After-school Coordinator

(269) 364-9500

Middle Schools

Hillside Middle School

1941 Alamo Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49006

Jody Sikkema

Site Coordinator

(269) 337-0570 ext. 3706

Katherine Williamson

After-school Coordinator

(269) 599-7964

Linden Grove Middle School

4241 Arboreteum Parkway
Kalamazoo, MI 49006

Rebecca Achenbach

Site Coordinator

(269) 337-1740

Jane Asumadu

After-school Coordinator

(269) 352-2057

Maple Street Magnet School for the Arts

922 W. Maple Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Jerrell Amos

Site Coordinator

(269) 337-0730

Phillip Hegwood

After-school Coordinator

(269) 598-6705

Milwood Magnet: A Center for Math, Science

2916 Konkle Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Melissa Best

Site Coordinator

(269) 337-0670

Shannon Jones

After-school Coordinator

(269) 599-2030

High Schools

Kalamazoo Central High School

2432 N. Drake Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49006

Jenn Miner

Site Coordinator

(269) 337-0300

Branden Groggel

Success Coach

(269) 830-0536

Loy Norrix High School

606 E. Kilgore Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Montrell Baker

Site Coordinator

(269) 337-0200 ext. 2317

Nazhly Heredia-Waltemyer

Success Coach

(269) 366-1329