Our Administration

Nanette Clatterbuck

Lake Michigan Academy CEO, Learning Differences Resource Group

B.S. Special Education, Psychology, ​M. Ed. Educational Leadership

Nanette Clatterbuck, M. Ed., is presently the chief executive officer of Learning Differences Resource Group (LdRG). Prior to serving in this role, she worked for Aquinas College where she served as the Dean in the …

Direct Line: (616) 855-1658

Kristina Eppinga

School Counselor

​B.S. Special Education, M.A. in School Counseling

Kristina Eppinga’s primary responsibility is serving as the school’s Counselor. She also teaches Social Skills and Health classes to all age levels at the school. Kristina …

Direct Line: (616) 855-0274

David Staal

Dean of Students

​B.A. – English, Language Arts & Literature with an emphasis in Elementary Ed

Prior to serving at Lake Michigan Academy, David was a Mental Health Worker at Forest View Hospital. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Grand Valley State University …

Direct Line: (616) 855-1661

Natalie Tassell

Director of Operations

​B.A. Business Administration and Communication

Natalie was previously the Director of Operations for the school. Prior to joining LMA, she…

Heather Reynolds

Dean Of Academics

Heather earned her Bachelor of Science along with her teacher certificate from Faith Baptist Bible College. She began her teaching …

Our Faculty

Lynn Lidstone

B.A. Learning Disabilities, Language Arts, Elementary Education

Lynn graduated from Aquinas College and is certified in Special Education: Learning Disabilities K-12, Language Arts K-8 …

Erin Olson

​B.A., M.Ed. – Special Education

For seven years, Erin taught high school history. Most recently, she took on the responsibility of teaching in the upper elementary …

Kristin Scheneman

B.A. in English and Social Studies with a focus on Elementary Education

Kristi has a B.A. in English and Social Studies with a focus on Elementary Education from Calvin College

Christopher Feenstra

B.S. in Applied Biology, Natural Resource Ecology

Chris served twelve years in the United States Marine Corps as a Field Artillery Operations Chief. His passion …

Brian Hall

Brian earned his Bachelor of Arts from Grand Valley State University. Following college, he received ABA training…

Vincent Birch

Vincent earned his B. A. from Cornerstone University in 2023, specializing in Learning Disabilities. While in…