From teachers to front office staff to administrators, the roles vary, but the mission is the same. To recognize our team members, we will begin a Staff Spotlight Series! Every week, we will be spotlighting a staff member at each Intergenerational School!

Meet Ms. Furlong

Jenn Furlong has taught Refining and Applying Stage Science at Lakeshore for two years! Ms. Furlong graduated from the University of Michigan.

What drew you to working education?

I wanted to use my gifts and talents to help children grow up to be successful, productive members of society.

What is your favorite thing about our school?

My favorite thing about our school is how much everyone cares about each other.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself!

I love to travel! I've been to South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Luxembourg, Spain, France, Switzerland, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Aruba, and all over the USA and Canada.

Meet Ms. O'Donnell

Brittany O'Donnell has been apart of the Near West community for five years. Ms. O'Donnell is a Primary Cluster teacher; she graduated from Ashland University.

What drew you to working education?

I just always knew I was going to be a teacher. I love being around children! They are so honest, my students make me a better person each day.

What is your favorite thing about our school?

My favorite thing about Near West is how we treat one another and our students with so much love and respect. I love our community!

Tell us a fun fact about yourself!

My first job was working at Blockbuster.