Meet The Staff

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Shelly Smith

Director

shelly.smith@wayprogram.net

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Shelly joined WAY Academy Flint in 2016 and has served in many different roles from lab expert to testing coordinator.She has now transitioned into the role of Director and is happy to continue helping researchers achieve their educational goals.She earned her teaching degree from the University of Michigan Flint and her administrative degree from Eastern Michigan University. Her 25+ years of educational experience have well prepared Shelly to take on this new position.

Shelly enjoys traveling around Michigan, eating good food, and watching movies when she is not working.She enjoys these things even more when she gets to do them with her husband and three children.

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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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Dale Sargent

Social Worker

dale.sargent@wayprogram.net

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Dale serves as our School Social Worker. Before getting his Master’s Degree in Social Work, he worked in the computer industry for 10 plus years, in a number of different capacities. Before moving into the computer field, he worked retail for 10 plus years.

This is the third school that he has worked as school social worker. He has worked with grades k-12, although middle and high school is the age group that he enjoys the most. He earned his bachelor’s degree at U of M – Flint and his Masters at Michigan State, so he is a little conflicted during football and basketball seasons. Outside the lab, he enjoys spending time with his wife and grandchildren, and being outdoors and woodworking.

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Siobhan Lambert

Reading Specialist

siobhan.lambert@wayprogram.net

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My name is Siobhan Lambert, though many of you have already begun to know me as Miss Canada. It has been an absolute joy joining the team here at WAY Flint, and I look forward to achieving greatness together!

I began my teaching career back in 2002, in North Bay, Ontario, Canada. After 10 years of teaching English and coaching students through the Ontario Literacy Test, I relocated to Michigan to be with my husband, an American. We met on a cruise during summer vacation back in 2009. After taking a few years away from teaching and following my husband to Germany, Ireland, Texas and Chicago for his work, I returned to the classroom in 2016 and am now a Reading Specialist here at WAY Flint. I’m looking forward to accomplishing great things together.

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Ronda Carter

Special Education Teacher

ronda.carter@wayprogram.net

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Ronda joined WAY Academy Flint in 2018. She serves as the Special Education Teacher, Transition Coordinator, and is the Special Education Administration representative at the GISD. This is her 10th year of teaching. Ronda enjoys gardening, spending time with her family and camping.