Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Patty Rusek
I had my job at Seaholm before I graduated from Michigan State University (some 30...ahem...years ago) and I've been here ever since! I'm in the English Department, but teach mostly communication classes like Radio/Speech and Broadcasting. I also started the Natural Resources program at Seaholm- over 30 years ago - with a former Seaholm counselor and friend, Dennis Rozema. Natural Resources is not a science class, but an outdoor, experiential learning class that develops skills in group communication, leadership, problem-solving and trust - all things we need to be successful in life.
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Communication Education - with a minor and certification in English, a Masters Degree in Education Administration, and a Specialists Degree in Counseling - all from MSU. I am also trained and certified to operate a low and high ropes course for the Natural Resources program.
I'm married and have 2 amazing children who have graduated from MSU (like their mom, 9 aunts and uncles, and 7 cousins). Both my kids are pursuing education careers. My son teaches in the Social Studies Department at Groves and coaches football and baseball there. My daughter is presently student teaching in elementary education.