2019-20 Ypsilanti Middle College Staff 

(Listed by room number) (to contact a staff member by phone, dial 734-221- followed by their 4 digit extension)

SLC Leader / Physics / Engineering / Robotics Coach:
Mr. Dan Schunck Jr.- Room 113 - dschunck3@ycschools.us -ext 1141

Mr. Schunck graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and General Science. He graduated from the University of Michigan Dearborn in 2014 with a Master of Arts in Education and a focus on English as a Second Language.  Mr. Schunck has spent the past 14 years teaching math, science, and engineering courses and loves investing in his own community of Ypsilanti. 

Mr. Ted Booker  tbooker3@ycschools.us -ext 1072

Mr. Booker comes to us with a background in Manufacturing (cabinet material handling & RV building and warranty/customer service), and has been a school counselor since 2003. He moved from New Mexico to Michigan in 2018. He also is a school counselor for all ESL and Special Education students in the building, including ACTech students. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his 4 grandchildren and with various church activities.

Manufacturing Science / CAD / Engineering:
Mr. Jonathan Mayeres - Manufacturing/Robotics Lab - jmayers9@ycschools.us

Mr. Mayres is entering his 1st year of teaching manufacturing science and engineering. Mr. Mayers earned his Bachelor’s degree from The University of Michigan with a major in chemistry and his master’s degree from The University of Michigan in Educational Studies. During both stints at Michigan, Mr. Mayers was deeply involved with research and his research specialties include analytical chemistry, mass spectroscopy, chemistry education and culturally relevant pedagogy. 

Prior to joining the Middle College, Mr. Mayers spent 5 years working in private chemical engineering industry before starting student teaching at Scarlett Middle School, Wayne Memorial High School and Pioneer High School. In his spare time, Mr. Mayers enjoys bodybuilding, Magic: The Gathering and attending cultural events related to Korean culture and identity. 

Mr. Tim Hollenbeck - Room 122 -  - thollenbeck5@ycschools.us -ext 1152

Mr. Hollenbeck graduated from Western Michigan University with a major in Secondary Education – Mathematics and minors in Physical Education and Coaching. While earning his degree, Mr. Hollenbeck assisted basketball programs for Kalamazoo College, Western Michigan University, and Indiana University (but deep down he will always be a Spartan, at heart).

Tim is entering his first year teaching in the Middle College. Prior to joining the Ypsilanti Community, Mr. Hollenbeck taught math in Kalamazoo, MI for four years. While at Kalamazoo Phoenix High School, Hollenbeck also coached basketball for two years (winning one district championship) and directed two after-school, academic support programs: “Assistance for Athletes Program (ASAP)” and “Math FUNdamentals” with the Kalamazoo Eastside Neighborhood Association.

Growing up in East Lansing, he attended high school, playing basketball, soccer, baseball and tennis. Aside from sports and teaching, Mr. Hollenbeck also enjoys games-of-strategy, time with family and friends, and preparing for his wedding this summer!

Mrs. Rachel Kreuzer - Room 234 - rkreuzer9@ycschools.us -ext 1181

Mrs. Kreuzer graduated from the University of Michigan College of Engineering in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in Material Science Engineering.  She worked as a metallurgist and technical services manager at Worthington Industries for 7 years. Mrs. Kreuzer returned to the University of Michigan and graduated in 2015 with a Masters Degree in Educational Studies with an emphasis on Secondary Mathematics.  She has been a math teacher at Ypsilanti STEMM Middle College since 2015. Away from school, Mrs. Kreuzer enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children.

Mrs. M. Yager

Bio coming soon...

English Language Arts:
Ms. Amber Berryman - Room 224 - aberryman5@ycschools.us  -ext 

Mrs. Berryman graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in English and Speech.  She has also obtained continuing education credits from Wayne State University. Mrs. Berryman is in her 11th year of teaching including 1 year spent teaching Speech and Debate. This is Mrs. Berryman’s 4th year as a Grizzly!

Ms. C. Lawhead

Bio coming soon…

World Language:
Ms. Mary Reinhard

Bio coming soon...

Social Studies:
Mr. Jered Cassetta -  Room 236 - JCassetta3@ycschools.us -ext 1183

Before moving to Michigan, Mr. Cassetta taught five years in California, where he earned a B.A. in History. He has taught social studies in the Ypsilanti area since 2011, and when he's not at school, you can find him spending time with his two young boys, reading, watching movies, or spending time out in nature biking, hiking, and/or camping. 

Special Education:
Ms. J. Weaver

Bio coming soon...

Physical Education / Health:
Ms. S. Hurley

Bio coming soon...

College Advisor:
Ms. Dasha Peppard  - 

Bio coming soon...

Upward bound (emu):

Upward Bound Contact Information and Staff Bio's coming soon...