Fall 2017-2018

 

The Partnership was built on a foundation of freedom and democratic principles. We are an inclusive group and welcome everyone. We are not here to tell anyone how to home school or judge what others choose. We are a resource for those who feel our offerings enhance their child's educational journey. Gull Lake Partnership is a collaboration between parents, Gull Lake Community Schools and the community. The Partnership offers unique elective classes for students, grades 1-12. Parents direct their child's learning by choosing opportunities they feel best suit their families. The Partnership is a free program paid for by your tax dollars. Students sign up as part-time students with Gull Lake Schools. According to HSLDA (Home School Legal Defense Association), students retain their status as home schooled as long as parents provide 51% of the student's total education including all core subjects: language arts (reading, spelling, English grammar, writing, literature), arithmetic, science, history, and federal and state government. The school district receives tax dollars and in turn provides non-core (elective) educational opportunities families might not otherwise be able to enjoy. Students enrolled in the Partnership may not be enrolled in any other public or private school.

 Certified Teachers

  • Sue Amos
  • Susan Briggs
  • Ben Brott 
  • Kathleen Brown
  • Jason Elder
  • Melani Esman
  • Jared March
  • Erin Minard
  • Betsy Springer
  • Holly Switalski
  • Kathryn VanDeusen
  • Tera Zurface

 

Community Partners

  • Adams Karate Fitness
  • All That Athletcs
  • Ballet Arts of Kalamazoo
  • Battle Creek Youth Orchestra
  • BattleGround Indoor Bike/Skate Park
  • Bittersweet Ski
  • Branch Gymnastics
  • Burghart Music Studio
  • Climb Kalamazoo
  • Community Music School-Battle Creek
  • Community Music School-Hastings
  • Dan Bulley Soccer School
  • Design Street
  • Dickerson Music Company
  • EastEnd Studio and Gallery
  • East Fork Farms
  • Firebird Fine Arts Academy
  • Fun Learning Company
  • Gerry Performing Arts
  • Hillsdale Gymnastics Center
  • Kids Gym
  • Kingdom Indoor Soccer

 Staff

Cindy Fadel       General Partnership Information
269.548.3430

Monica Willcutt   Class Changes and Scheduling Issues
269.548.3434

Anita Talmage    Registration and Enrollment
269.548.3433

Doug Woodard   Dual Enrollment
269.548.3432

Nancy Brown      Invoicing/Billing, Music Scheduling
269.548.3435

Kyle Wilder         IT
269.548.3436

 

Community Partners

  • Marshall Recreation Department
  • Music Center of South Central Michigan
  • Nottawa Paint Horse
  • Premier Equestrian Center
  • Red Clay Pottery
  • Sherman Lake YMCA
  • String Talent Education Program
  • Stephen Williams' Music and Dance Service
  • Suzuki Academy of Kalamazoo
  • Tanner Music Studio
  • Ted Brooks Archery 
  • The Repertoire, A Center for Dance
  • The Rink - Battle Creek
  • Tri-Blade Fencing Academy
  • US Martial Arts
  • Wesley Woods Camp & Retreat Center
  • West Michigan Homeschool Fine Arts
  • World Academy of Martial Arts