Meet The Staff

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Susan Wagner

Social Studies Teacher

susan.wagner@wayprogram.net

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Susan serves as the Social Studies Lab Expert and a Mentor for WAY Academy of Flint. Susan has served in various capacities in education before receiving her Secondary Education degree, including tutoring for a college dual enrollment course for the University of Michigan - Flint, substitute teaching, and tutoring English Language Learners. Outside of the lab, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, camping, walking, and music.

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Lisa Washington

Administrative Assistant/
Attendance Liaison

lisa.washington@wayprogram.net

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Lisa has been at Way Academy of Flint since 2014. Lisa currently serves as the Administrative Assistant and Attendance Liaison. Lisa assists with daily operations and oversees enrollment. As a pastime Lisa enjoys making gift baskets and spending time with her family.

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Mark Faupel

Math Teacher

mark.faupel@wayprogram.net

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Mark has been at WAY Academy Flint since 2014 and currently serves as half time Title I Math as well as a half time Math Lab expert. He teaches the Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 projects. Mark has been in education for 20 years. Mark began his career at Bay Arenac Community High School in Essexville, MI and has also taught at Beecher Middle School, Buena Vista High School, and Saginaw Public Schools. When he is not teaching, Mark coaches high school boys varsity bowling at St. Charles High School and has a team state title (2010) and runner up (2016) on his coaching resume as well as three individual singles state titles (2014-16).

He is also a very accomplished bowler with 20 300 games to his credit. Mark is very involved and active in the Boy Scouts of America as an Assistant Scoutmaster and is an Eagle Scout. He has received volunteer awards on both the district and council level for his dedication to service with youth. He enjoys camping, hiking, cycling, and spending time outdoors with his troop.


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Courtney Morey

Reading Specialist

courtney.morey@wayprogram.net

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This will be Courtney’s 4th year with WAY Academy of Flint . She is certified as a Social Studies teacher as well as Reading Specialist. She recently finished her Masters of Literacy through the University of Michigan Flint.

While at WAY Academy of Flint Courtney has filled multiple roles including Lab Expert, Team Leader, Data Coach and College Access Coordinator. She is excited about the opportunity to now work on reading skills with students. Outside of school Courtney enjoys training goalkeepers for local soccer teams as well as serving as the Registrar for Davison AYSO Soccer program.

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Shelly Smith

Math Teacher

shelly.smith@wayprogram.net

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Shelly currently serves as a math lab expert, mentor, parent coordinator and data coach for the WAY Academy Flint campus. Her 25+ years of experience have well prepared Shelly to take on each of those roles. Her favorite role is that of math lab expert because she enjoys helping struggling researchers understand math concepts. As a high school student, Shelly had a difficult time with math and understands the challenges involved with learning math.

As a result, Shelly has learned to break down concepts into smaller chunks for easier understanding. Shelly enjoys traveling around Michigan, eating good food, and watching good movies when she is not working.