FCS introduces new hires for 2020/2021 school year

FLUSHING — Flushing Community Schools has hired three new teachers to fill important instructional positions for the 2020/2021 school year.

At the Aug. 11 school board meeting, the Flushing Board of Education approved the hire of Danielle Hamman as the new resource room teacher at Seymour Elementary School. Hamman, who has taught at Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools for the past 15 years, has extensive special education teaching experience in both the elementary and middle school settings. She also has training in mindfulness, Trauma Informed Care and many other education/ special education programs.

Hamman earned her master’s degree from Oakland University and her bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University. She is a graduate from EAJ High School in Mt. Morris.

The Flushing School Board also approved the hire of Matt Klump as a new special education teacher at Flushing Middle School. Klump, a Flushing Raider alum, has taught at Owosso High School for three years. Prior to becoming a teacher, he worked as a para-professional and interventionist for Mt. Morris Consolidated Schools.

Klump earned his bachelor’s degree from Grand Valley State University and his special education endorsement from Saginaw Valley State University.

At the Sept. 1 board meeting, the Flushing School Board approved the hiring of Jami Kleinert as Flushing High School’s new orchestra director and instrumental/strings teacher. Kleinert, who is replacing the recently retired Matt Forsleff, has been the orchestra director for grades 5-12 at Independence USD 446 in Independence, Kansas, for the past six years.

Kleinert, originally from Rochester, MI, is relocating back to Michigan with her family. She earned her BA in Music Education from Penn State University and her MA in Music Education from Kent State University. — B.G.