Stephanie Hargens is the Superintendent at Michigan Online School (MOS). Mrs. Hargens is an education veteran with 23 years of experience in teaching and administration in multiple settings-traditional public, online, private, charter, and she even spent time working in schools in the United Kingdom. She is a staunch advocate for choice in education. Mrs. Hargens graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and earned her Master’s Degree from California State University in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. In her spare time Mrs. Hargens loves to spend time with her husband and three daughters, travel, and bake cupcakes.
Amy Stirling is the Principal of Michigan Online School (MOS). She is in her third year at MOS, and her 14th year in education. She received her undergraduate degree from Hillsdale College in Marketing Management with a minor in Biology (where she also played college volleyball), and her secondary teaching credential in biology and integrated science from California State University, Northridge. She earned her master’s degree in educational leadership from Grand Valley State University in 2018. In her spare time Amy enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 children, reading, crafting, cooking, and playing volleyball.
Kyeata Dukes is the At-Risk Guidance Counselor at Michigan Online School (MOS). Kyeata Dukes is a native of Michigan and has lived in the Kalamazoo area for 20 years. Ky received her Masters degree in Counseling from Spring Arbor University and for over 15 years, has had the privilege of working alongside various populations within the field of social work, from at risk-youth in residential settings to most recently, working as an adoption program manager, assessing prospective adoptive families and birth parents for adoptive placement. Kyeata is excited to join MOS and start this new endeavor of meeting each student at their point of need, and empowering and motivating students to work toward their fullest potential! Kyeata and her husband have been married for 8 years, they have an energetic 6-year-old daughter, a 22-year-old son, and a 4-year-old lab-mix dog that they adopted from a shelter.
Stacey Hull is the Academic/College and Career Counselor at Michigan Online School. A Massachusetts native, Stacey’s experience as a counselor goes back more than 20 years, in various parts of the country. She also has vast experience as a Social Worker, working with women, children and offenders. Stacey received her Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish from Worcester State University, and her Master’s Degree from Cambridge College. Always having a soft spot for students trying to carve their own paths, Stacey is eager to help our students in this non-traditional setting, find the path that best fits them and their needs. “Everything isn’t for Everybody”, is one of her favorite reference quotes when dealing with multi-faceted, often times non-traditional students. In her spare time, Stacey enjoys reading, exercising, completing household projects and spending time with her husband and two children.
Katie Shirk is the Manager of Students with Disabilities at Michigan Online School. She is a native Michigander. This is Katie’s 27th year in education. Katie has consulted throughout the state while working within the public school system. She has held positions as resource teacher, teacher consultant, assistant principal, special education supervisor and director. Katie holds an Educational Leadership, Special Education Administration degree from Grand Valley State University and a master’s in Special Education, endorsed in Specific Learning Disabilities from the University of Michigan. Her undergraduate degree is in general and special education with an endorsement in Emotional Impairments. Katie has a strong student-centered focus and truly believes all students can and want to learn. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her two children, her parents and being active outdoors!
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