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, Stephanie Gildersleeve

Cherryland Middle School Staff

  • Josh Haggerty Office Principal 231-264-8991 x2124

    I am excited to begin my 2nd year as principal at Cherryland Middle School. This is my 11th 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 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! 

  • Stephanie Gildersleeve Office Office Aide CMS Athletics Assistant 231-264-8991 x2126
  • Cheryll Wynkoop Office Secretary 231-264-8991 x2125
  • Samantha Bissell Student Services Counselor 231-264-8991 x2123
  • Nick Anderson Band Teacher 231-264-8991 x2117
  • Bethany Bell-Wilson Language Arts Teacher 231-264-8991

    Hi all! I am Bethany Bell-Wilson. I recently married and moved to the area to be closer to family and join the wonderful Elk Rapids team. I am a reading, volleyball, and coffee enthusiast! I love getting students to take ownership of their work and be excited about what they are doing! Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns. 

  • Jami Gray Language Arts Teacher 231-264-8991 x2120

    I am excited to begin my 23rd year at CMS and my 32nd year in education.  I will continue teaching Language Arts to 7th grade and 8th grade students for the 2019-2020 school year.  My goal is to help my students find comfort in and improve their writing skill as well as practice the love of reading!

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  • 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

    2019-2020 will be my 19th year teaching at Elk Rapids Schools! I will be teaching 7th grade World History and 8th grade US History. In additional to teaching, I coach volleyball, I am Co-President of the EREA and Co-Chair of the District Technology Committee. I enjoy traveling and being outdoors with my wife and two daughters who are students at Elk Rapids Schools! 

  • Jeanne Marshall Science Teacher 231-264-8991 x2110
  • 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 fourth year here and my tenth year in education! I love the Great Lakes, travel, being active, anything adventurous, my two yellow labs and my wife Megan! 

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

    This will be my 19th year at CMS and 30th overall! I will be teaching Fine Arts for grades 6-8 and Language Arts for 7th grade. In my spare time I enjoy my family time, reading, and collecting unique stones on long beach walks. Go Elks!

  • Rob Stow Vocal Music Teacher 231-264-8108 x2113
  • Chris Weitschat Special Education Teacher 231-264-8991 x2166

    Special Education Teacher

  • Heidi Sleder Language Arts Teacher (6th) 231-264-8991 x2101

    Welcome to Cherryland Middle School!  This school year represents my 27th year in education.  I currently teach 6th Grade Reading and Writing and I am the National Junior Honor Society Advisor.  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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  • Nicole Martin Math Teacher (6th/7th) 231-264-8991 x2111

    Hello everyone!  Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year!  I'm excited to begin my 30th year teaching at Elk Rapids, 29 of those at CMS.  For the past several years, I've been enjoying having conferences with many of my former students.  When not at school, I work as a host at Shorts and delight in sleeping and enjoying the subtle nuances of coffee. I'm looking forward to a great school year!

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  • Bridget Bailey Spanish Teacher (6th-8th) 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.

  • Ann DeVogel PE / Health Teacher (6th-8th) 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.  

  • Tyler Wilson Social Studies Teacher (6th-8th) 231-264-8991 x2100

    Hello everyone! My name is Tyler Wilson and I am new this year to Cherryland Middle School. I will be teaching 6th and 8th grade Social Studies. I was married this summer and moved to the area to join Elk Rapids. I love sports and the outdoors. 

  • Donna Eberle Math Teacher (7th/8th) 231-264-8991 x2177
  • Dana Shepherd Math Teacher (8th) 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! 

  • Gayle Cartwright Spanish Parapro 231-264-8991
  • Lis Krause Support Staff Parapro 231-264-8991
  • Kristen Verrett Support Staff Parapro 231-264-8991
  • Jennifer Rountree Title I Parapro (6th) 231-264-8991 x2102
  • Connie Gorno Support Staff Parapro (7th) 231-264-8991
  • Megan Gregorski Title I Parapro (8th) 231-264-8991 x2114