2017-03-16 / News

Goodrich Board of Ed honors Zirnhelt

Adds Jasan Bryan as Oaktree principal
By Paula K. Schmidt
810-452-2647 • pschmidt@mihomepaper.com


Linda Jackson, left, presents retiring Goodrich Board of Education member Tim Zirnhelt with a commemorative award following 13 years of service. 
Photo by Paula K. Schmidt Linda Jackson, left, presents retiring Goodrich Board of Education member Tim Zirnhelt with a commemorative award following 13 years of service. Photo by Paula K. Schmidt ATLAS TWP. — Interim Superintendent Ryan Relken hosted a successful and subdued board meeting recently, featuring a delayed presentation of an award honoring retiring board member Tim Zirnhelt for 13 years of service on the Board of Education.

Zirnhelt was presented with a stone apple by Linda Jackson and she and others shared memories they had of his time in the school district.

“It’s been a great honor to serve in Goodrich,” Zirnhelt said, adding that from the time he knew he wanted to get involved he always felt himself to be a supporter of the teachers and the students. Additionally he felt the teachers in Goodrich had been responsible for the success of his own children and hoped they would continue to be so for others children in the future.

Relken’s move to the interim superintendent post left Oaktree Elementary without a principal until this meeting when the board approved an Interim Administrative Contract for Jasan Bryan, who has been with schools since 2005.

The board also recognized their certification as a MI HEARTSafe School which was awarded as part of the 2016 senior capstone project of student Rebekah Whiting. The program provides training through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Michigan High School Athletic Association to teach athletic and other staff how to prevent sudden cardiac related deaths.

David Davis, High School Athletic Director said all varsity coaches were CPR certified through this as well as educating the response team in how to react in the case of a cardiac event and other continuing education to certify additional staff. More information is available at www.migrc.org/Library/HEARTSafe.html

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