Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. John Gurganus

Please make sure to follow the link under my signature on our class email updates for the official Google Site for Room 16.

This is where you can find any information, links, the class calendar, and timeline photos from all the fun we're having in class!




    My name is John Gurganus and I will be your child’s 2nd grade teacher here in Room 16! This is my fourth year teaching 2nd grade and my fifth year working at West Maple. Fostering independence, boosting team-working skills, and having a passion for life-long learning is my mission while teaching. Your child’s experiences in the 2nd grade will help them be successful not only in the classroom, but also in their community. I’m looking forward to another exciting, fun-filled school year, with lots of of learning and growing!

    I graduated from Western Michigan University in 2012 with my Bachelor of Science in Psychology and completed my Elementary teaching certification from the University of Michigan. I student taught in the Westwood District of Dearborn Heights and have guest taught in many different classrooms around the Metro Detroit area. I have previously worked as a ParaEducator and Media Specialist within Birmingham Public Schools.

    I grew up in the Bloomfield area and have lived in Oakland County most of my life. I attended Lahser High School and now live in Ferndale with my wife Becky and our spoiled dog Roux. Some of the things I like to do outside of the classroom is golf, hiking with the dog, reading, and trying out new restaurants.