Degrees and Certifications:

M.A. in Education University of Michigan B.A. in Education University of Michigan

Mrs. Jan Crooks

Jan Crooks has served as an educator in Birmingham Public Schools since 1999.  She joined Birmingham with several years experience within the Grand Rapids Public School District as a secondary lead teacher.  Jan's first assignment in the district was with Berkshire Middle School, where she was an administrator for over five years.  She has been an upper elementary teacher with West Maple Elementary for over a decade.


  • Welcome to Fifth Grade!
    Fifth Grade is such a special year, as we prepare for the next phase of our educational journey.
    We look forward to soaring to new heights, as we explore many fun filled activities such as camp, instrumental music, service learning projects, and a challenging curriculum,  
    This will be a memorable year as we learn, grow, and complete our elementary education.