Cherryland Middle School 707 E. Third Street Elk Rapids, MI 49629 P: 231-264-8991 F: 231-264-9370

Principal: Josh Haggerty
Secretaries: Cheryll Wynkoop, Renee Bradberry

Cherryland Middle School Staff

Office

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Josh Haggerty
Office
Principal
231-264-8991 x2124
Renee Bradberry
Office
Office Aide
231-264-8991
Cheryll Wynkoop
Office
Secretary
231-264-8991 x2125

CMS Athletics

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Josh Haggerty
CMS Athletics
Athletic Director
231-264-8991 x2124
Renee Bradberry
CMS Athletics
Assistant Cherryland Athletic Director
231-264-8991

Student Services

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Samantha Bissell
Student Services
Counselor
231-264-8991 x2123

Art

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Rich Roman
Art
Teacher
231-264-8991 x2115-2116

Band

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Nick Anderson
Band
Teacher
231-264-8991 x2117

Language Arts

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Bethany Bell-Wilson
Language Arts
Teacher
231-264-8991
Rich Roman
Language Arts
Teacher
231-264-8991 x2115-2116
Language Arts
Teacher
231-264-8991 x2101
Brooke Spaulding
Language Arts
Teacher
231-264-8991 x2100

Math

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Scott Fowler
Math
Teacher
231-264-8991 x2102
Dana Shepherd
Math
Teacher
231-264-8991 x2112
Krista Taylor
Math
Teacher

Online Learning

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Donna Eberle
Online Learning
Teacher

PE / Health

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Ann DeVogel
PE / Health
Teacher
231-264-8991 x2122

Science

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Kwin Morris
Science
Teacher
231-264-8991 x2109
Krista Taylor
Science
Teacher

Social Studies

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Joe Macaluso
Social Studies
Teacher
231-264-8991 x2121
Tyler Wilson
Social Studies
Teacher
231-264-8991 x2120

Spanish

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Bridget Bailey
Spanish
Teacher
231-264-8991 x2103

Special Education

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Julie Greene
Special Education
Teacher
231-264-8991 x2104
Chris Weitschat
Special Education
Teacher
231-264-8991 x2166

Vocal Music

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Vocal Music
Teacher
231-264-8108 x2113

Support Staff

Name
Department
Position
Phone
Megan Gregorski
Support Staff
Paraprofessional
231-264-8991 x2114
Lis Krause
Support Staff
Paraprofessional
231-264-8991
Kristen Verrett
Support Staff
Paraprofessional
231-264-8991
  • Josh Haggerty Office Principal CMS Athletics Athletic Director 231-264-8991 x2124

    I am excited to begin my 3rd year as principal at Cherryland Middle School. This is my 12th year in education. Every day I feel fortunate to be able to work with amazing staff and students. This year I am especially excited about our continued partnership with the Positivity Project. Personally, I am married to Kelly who is a social worker at Munson and we have two boys who attend Lakeland Elementary. Go Elks! 

  • Renee Bradberry Office Office Aide CMS Athletics Assistant Cherryland Athletic Director 231-264-8991
  • Cheryll Wynkoop Office Secretary 231-264-8991 x2125
  • Samantha Bissell Student Services Counselor 231-264-8991 x2123

    Hello! This is my 5th year as a school counselor and I love what I do! Before beginning my career as a counselor, I was in the US Navy, stationed in Virginia.  After finishing out my commitment to the Navy, I moved back to my hometown of Traverse City and completed my Bachelor's Degree at Ferris State University and continued my education with a Master's in business administration from Lawrence Tech. I moved to a suburb of Washington D.C. and worked in human resources. After a couple of years, I wanted to return to the classroom to find something more meaningful to me.  In 2016 I graduated from Virginia Tech with a Master's in counseling education. I worked at a high school in Northern Virginia until I moved to Cherryland Middle School in January 2019.  I am honored to work amongst such great educators, students, and the community here in Elk Rapids. 

  • Nick Anderson Band Teacher 231-264-8991 x2117

    Hello!  My name is Nick Anderson and I teach band at Cherryland Middle School and Elk Rapids High School.  This year will be my 6th year of teaching and 4th year at Elk Rapids Schools.  I attended Central Michigan University where I received my Bachelor of Science (Music), Bachelor of Music Education, and Masters of Music (Performance) degrees.  I enjoy boating, swimming, skiing, reading, and spending time with my awesome family!  I am married to my wonderful wife, Stephanie, and we have two beautiful daughters, Madeline (age 5) and Eleanor (age 1).

  • Bridget Bailey Spanish Teacher 231-264-8991 x2103

    Hola a todos!  I am pleased to begin my twelfth year as an Elk Rapids Schools teaching Spanish to sixth, seventh and eighth grade students.  I believe that learning another language expands students' perspectives of the world around them. When I am not teaching, I enjoy hiking with my dog, traveling, making jewelry and raising monarch butterflies.

  • Bethany Bell-Wilson Language Arts Teacher 231-264-8991

    Hi all! I am Bethany Bell-Wilson. I am the 7th grade writing teacher and 7th and 8th grade accelerated language arts teacher with my wonderful Cherryland team! I love getting involved in extracurricular activities and helping students make connections to our school and community. Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns.  

  • Ann DeVogel PE / Health Teacher 231-264-8991 x2122

    This will be my 12th year teaching at Cherryland Middle School and I love it. I graduated from Central Michigan University in 2006 with a major in Physical Education and a minor in History.I then went on to pursue my Masters in Exercise Science. My family and I love to spend our time adventuring in the great outdoors.  

  • Scott Fowler Math Teacher 231-264-8991 x2102
  • Julie Greene Special Education Teacher 231-264-8991 x2104

    Hello! My name is Julie Greene and I love helping middle school students gain skills necessary to support future success. I'm passionate about travel and learning about other cultures. I strive to ignite curiosity and respect for all people, exploring the wonder in our differences and the commonality of our spirits.

  • Joe Macaluso Social Studies Teacher 231-264-8991 x2121

    2020-21 will be my 20th year teaching at Elk Rapids Schools! I will be teaching 7th grade World History and 8th grade US History. In additional to teaching, I am Co-President of the EREA, Co-Chair of the District Technology Committee and a member of the K-12 Curriculum Committee. I enjoy traveling and being outdoors with my wife and two daughters who are students at Elk Rapids Schools! 

  • Kwin Morris Science Teacher 231-264-8991 x2109

    Hello! I teach 7th and 8th grade science and was lucky enough to graduate from ER in 2005. This is my fifth year here and my tenth year in education! I love the Great Lakes, travel, being active, anything adventurous, my two yellow labs, my wife Megan and my brand new daughter Fitz! 

  • Rich Roman Language Arts Teacher Art Teacher 231-264-8991 x2115-2116

    This will be my 20th year at CMS and 31tst overall! I teach Fine Arts for grades 6-8 and Language Arts for 8th grade. In my spare time, I enjoy my family time, reading, and collecting unique stones on long beach walks. Go Elks!

  • Dana Shepherd Math Teacher 231-264-8991 x2112

    Welcome to CMS!  I have been teaching in Elk Rapids since 2009.  I teach 8th grade math and Algebra 1.  I strive to create a collaborative, inquisitive, and active environment in my classroom on a daily basis.  I love connecting math with both art and the real world!  I spend my free time playing outside with my son, and enjoying the beautiful outdoors of northern Michigan with my friends and family.  Always proud to be an Elk! 

  • Heidi Sleder Language Arts Teacher 231-264-8991 x2101

    Welcome to Cherryland Middle School!  This school year represents my 28th year in education.  I currently teach 6th Grade Reading and Writing, serve as a member of the CMS Leadership Team, and the K-12 Curriculum Committee.  I also serve as a Co-President of the Elk Rapids Education Association.  As a former Elk Rapids student (Class of 1988), I am proud to proclaim, "Once an Elk, always an Elk!"

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  • Brooke Spaulding Language Arts Teacher 231-264-8991 x2100

    Hello! My name is Mrs. Brooke Spaulding. I am new to CMS this year and I am incredibly excited to work with the brilliant students and supportive staff. I am teaching 6th-grade writing, 7th-grade reading, and 8th grade ELA. Over the summer, I got married! I also have a dog, two cats, and a love of iced coffee. 

  • Rob Stow Vocal Music Teacher 231-264-8108 x2113

    Mr. Stow is the Choir and Drama Director at Elk Rapids High School and Cherryland Middle School, where he has taught since 2003.  He attended the University of Michigan for Music Education and English degrees, and Michigan State University for a Masters in Choral Conducting.  Since 2005, ERHS has done a after-school musical production under Mr. Stow's direction.  

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  • Krista Taylor Science Teacher Math Teacher

    I am so excited to be at Cherryland this year! I am teaching 6th grade science, 7th grade accelerated math, and 8th grade math lab. I graduated from U of M and have worked in many aspects of education over the years. I have three children and a house full of pets. I love hiking, biking, boating, camping, traveling, and basically any outdoor activity. My favorite part of teaching is the kids- I love these middle-schoolers!

  • Chris Weitschat Special Education Teacher 231-264-8991 x2166

    Special Education Teacher

  • Tyler Wilson Social Studies Teacher 231-264-8991 x2120

    Hello everyone! My name is Tyler Wilson and this will be my second year at Cherryland Middle School. I will be teaching 6th and 8th grade Social Studies. Each and every year I look forward to building relationships with my students and learning from them. I love sports, the outdoors, and spending time with my family. Go Elks! 

  • Megan Gregorski Support Staff Paraprofessional 231-264-8991 x2114
  • Lis Krause Support Staff Paraprofessional 231-264-8991
  • Kristen Verrett Support Staff Paraprofessional 231-264-8991