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Thank You for Your Service at Glacier Valley

A Word from Mrs. Potter...

Glacier Valley Families-

I wanted to take a minute to recognize some of our Glacier Valley staff members who will be leaving us at the end of the school year. All four have been an intricate part of our Glacier Valley team. If you see them in our hallways, please take a moment to say “thank you” for their dedication in educating our children.


JoAnn Steininger: Kindergarten Teacher

After 18 years of teaching at Glacier Valley, Mrs. Steininger will retire at the end of the year. She has not only been a kindergarten teacher but a treasured colleague.  JoAnn’s dedication to our students, depth of knowledge, passion for teaching, and tireless advocacy for kinders and their families will certainly be missed. We wish JoAnn well in her newest adventures and all of us would like to say “thank you” for her years of dedicated service. Starting next school year without JoAnn will leave a deep hole that will be hard to fill.


Janalynn Doten-Ferguson: 2nd Grade Teacher

Mrs. Ferguson has been with Glacier Valley for 14 years. During her time here, she has taught 4th grade as well as 2nd.  Her compassion for children and ability to foster deep relationships has been an amazing asset for all of Glacier Valley. Janalynn is always willing to share her excitement for learning with students and colleagues. Thank you Mrs. Ferguson for your commitment to Glacier Valley and enjoy the treasured time with your family.


Cindle Stolarik: K/1 Special Education Teacher

Ms. Stolarik has been at Glacier Valley for 6 years.  During her tenure here, she taught in the DEC program as well as in the K/1 Resource classroom. Cindle’s expert ability to build academic confidence and self-esteem in young students is remarkable.  During her small group instruction, she found ways to make learning fun and engaging. Her tireless dedication to her students will be hard to replace. Glacier Valley wishes her the best of luck in her move back to Michigan!


Elizabeth Barry: 4th/5th Multiage classroom

Although Ms. Barry has only been with us for two years, she has become an integral part of the Glacier Valley staff. Her easy going attitude and ability to jump right in has made her a true team member. Liz is appreciated for her willingness to problem solve and foster relationships with her students. She has been an important piece of helping us meet our intermediate student’s social and emotional needs. Thank you Ms. Barry and best of luck in your move!


Lucy Potter, Glacier Valley Principal


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