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School Board Approves 23 More Teachers for 2012-12 School Year

The new teachers are working everywhere from the Lincoln Alternative School to West Maple Elementary.

Though the school year is already more than a week old, the Birmingham Board of Education continues to approve new teachers for the 2012-13 school year.

The school board approved 16 new Birmingham teachers at its Tuesday night meeting while approving seven at its Aug. 14 meeting.

The new teachers are in addition to the .

Who else is new this year at ? Meet:

Lori Bradtke: psychologist; comes to Birmingham nine years experience and a specialist degree from Miami University.

Rebecca Daugherty: teacher; comes to Birmingham from two years teaching experience and a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University.

James De Wald: PE teacher at Bingham Farms Elementary and Seaholm High School; comes to Birmingham with four years experience and a Master's degree from Western Michigan University.

Lynne Eckhout: Reading teacher at Bingham Farms Elementary and Derby Middle School; comes to Birmingham with six years teaching experience and a bachelor's and Master's degree from Oakland University.

Ryan Fulkerson: PE teacher at ; comes to Birmingham with no teaching experience and a bachelor's degree from Eastern Michigan University.

Chad Hodgkins: International Academy teacher; comes to Birmingham with 12 years experience and a bachelors from Michigan State University.

Patrick Hoover: Science teacher at and ; come to Birmingham with one year teaching experience and a bachelor's degree from Oakland University.

Amanda Husband: Art teacher at ; comes to Birmingham with eight years teaching experience at a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois.

Scott Kefgen: teacher; comes to Birmingham with three years teaching experience and a Master's degree from Wayne State University.

Denise Kring: Life skills teacher at Berkshire Middle School; comes to Birmingham with seven years teaching experience and a bachelor's and Master's degree from Eastern Michigan University.

David Kuderka: Social studies teacher at Berkshire Middle School; comes to Birmingham with six years teaching experience and a bachelor's and Master's degree from Trenton State University.

Allison Lee: West Maple Elementary teacher; comes to Birmingham with nine years teaching experience and a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University.

Joseph Leibson: Spanish teacher at ; comes to Birmingham with no teaching experience and a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University.

Miroslav Manovski: Vocal music teacher at Bingham Farms Elementary; comes to Birmingham with six years experience; a bachelor's and Master's degree from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. from Oakland University.

Michael Munaco: Business teacher at Seaholm High School; comes to Birmingham with three years teaching experience, a bachelor's degree from Northwood University and a Master's degree from Wayne State University.

Nancy Nienstedt: Spanish teacher at Berkshire Middle School and Seaholm High School; comes to Birmingham with two years teaching experience and a bachelor's degree from Oakland University.

Christina Quigley: Spanish teacher at West Maple Elementary; comes to Birmingham with no teaching experience and a bachelor's degree from Oakland University.

Nancy Roth: West Maple Elementary teacher; comes to Birmingham with 11 years experience, a bachelor's from Michigan State University and a Master's degree from Walden University.

Mallory Soffin: Social studies teacher at ; comes to Birmingham with no teaching experience and a bachelor's degree from Grand Valley State University.

Lori Stone: Groves High School teacher; comes to Birmingham with no teaching experience and a bachelor's degree from Central Michigan University.

David Van Doomik: First grade teacher at West Maple Elementary; comes to Birmingham with nine years teaching experience and a bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University.

Nathan Wells: Greenfield Elementary teacher; comes to Birmingham with four years experience and a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Olivia Zang: Districtwide elementary teacher; comes to Birmingham with no teaching experience and a bachelor's degree from Wayne State University.

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