Currently serving as Principal at Huron Academy in Sterling Heights Michigan Mark Talbot has spent over two decades in the field of education.
Mr. Talbot began his career as a substitute teacher in Southeastern Oakland County as he pursued his undergraduate degree at Wayne State University. Shortly after graduating Cum Laude in 1995 with a B.S. Ed and securing his Michigan teaching certificate Mr. Talbot accepted a position in the Detroit Public Schools as a middle school science teacher.
Eventually ending up at Lessenger Middle School on Detroit’s west side Mark became a lead teacher and curriculum writer in the Learning Educational Technologies in Urban Schools (LeTUS) program and was a driving force integrating technology into the middle school curriculum. In 2001 Mark received his M.A.T. from Marygrove College as one of the top graduate students and was honored as the graduate school commencement speaker. In the fall of that year Mark accepted the position of Assistant Principal at Huron Academy and served as such for ten years. Over that time some of the accomplishments include attaining North Central Accreditation, fourteen continuous years of recognition from Ferris State University for 100% state compliance through the Shining Star Award, the development of a first class character education initiative, and National awards in Entrepreneurship and Student Achievement.
In May of 2008, Mr. Talbot completed his second Master’s Degree in School Principalship at Central Michigan University with highest honors. Mr. Talbot maintains an administrator’s license and his teaching license with the State of Michigan. Mr. Talbot sustains membership in the Michigan Association of School Administrators, the National Association of Elementary School Principals, the Michigan Science Teacher Association and the Michigan Association of Public School Academies.
Mr. Talbot is always available from 8 am – 4 pm so please call the school offices and make an appointment.
Mrs. Bremerkamp serves as Assistant Principal and Dean of Students. She has been at Huron Academy in various positions for fifteen years. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Wayne State University and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Saginaw Valley State University.
Mrs. Bremerkamp is responsible for Huron Academy’s character education program, including organizing valuable assemblies and classroom presentations. Huron Academy follows “Smart Character Choices,” which sets school and classroom procedures for students and includes effective strategies for teachers. She is also the leader of the school recycling program and works diligently to teach students the importance of recycling in the school and community.
As Dean of Students, Mrs. Bremerkamp focuses on student behavior and conflict, teaching students to resolve these conflicts effectively. She teaches skill sets that encourage students to use appropriate behavior in all circumstances. This lends itself to better student interactions, and in general, a safer, congenial school atmosphere.
Mrs. Bremerkamp has a passion for fostering relationships with students, staff and families, and believes that healthy, solid relationships are the core basis for a positive school climate.She works closely with teachers, the social work team, and families, to assist students to pursue personal excellence.
Serving as Assistant Principal and primarily assisting grades third through seventh at the Utica location is Jena Lenz.She has been with Huron Academy for fourteen years teaching various grade levels as well as holding the Curriculum Director position.She is a graduate of Oakland University earning a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a major in Language Arts.She continued her educational path earning a Masters’ Degree in Educational Leadership as well.She is a member of the National Association of Elementary School Principals as well as an active member of CS Partners Leaders’ Academy. She is also a newly highly qualified graduate of Ferris State’s B.E.S.T. leadership cohort and continues working with effective leaders across the state of Michigan.She leads the Data Teams initiative at the Academy, which focuses on using individual student data to drive instruction.
As the Assistant Principal she plans to assist in guiding our school in a direction where student achievement is a primary focus of all stakeholders. Her greatest strengths include, but are not limited to, curriculum design and improvement, performance standards development, teacher mentoring, standardized testing, program management and coordination, and workshop and seminar presentations. Furthermore, she is adept at fostering strong working relationships with all members of the local and school communities. She is extremely passionate about student achievement and educational reform.Her goal as a school leader is to meet the needs of both educators and students.She plans to continue to provide our teachers with the necessary tools and professional development to help our students succeed.
Mrs. Lenz encourages you to contact her with any needs from 9:00 – 4:00 at 586.690.8180.You may also feel free to email her at email@example.com.