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Title 1 Staff

Title 1 Coordinator
Lynn Mertz

If you have any questions about Title 1, feel free to contact Mrs. Mertz.

email: mertz@manistee.org
phone: 231-723-4981 ext: 1409

Title 1 Aides 

Wendy Batdorff-Miller (Left)
Wendy is married, with 2 children. She was born in Big Rapids Michigan, she has a BBA degree, and has substitute taught for the past 15 years. Wendy shares her home with her two dogs, Bingo and Kitty, and her cat, Tigger. Her hobbies include hiking, traveling, gardening, reading, and spending time with her family.

Email: wmiller@manistee.org

Cathy Olson (Right)

Cathy Olson is very excited to be working with the students and the great staff at CASMAN. She has lived in Manistee all her life, and has a daughter, son, and four grandchildren. For fun, Cathy likes to go to the beach, read a good book, and watch a good movie. She is looking forward to another great year at CASMAN!

Email: colson@manistee.org

Deb Nichols

My name is Deb Nichols and I work as a mathematics aide at CASMAN Academy.  I am a retired high school math teacher who loves kids and teaching so much, I "un-retired".  I believe students can understand most math problems if they are presented to them practically and at the students' pace.

I have two adult daughters, Jessica and Kelley, husband, Bill, a sweet little granddaughter Cora and a cat named Phoebe. I love to snowmobile and ride quads, fish, read, travel and solve math problems!

Email: dnichols@manistee.org

What is Title 1?

 A Title One Aide will act as a one on one mentor during the day with students who are in need of Title 1 Services. Aide assists with in-class assignments  with special attention paid to Title 1 identified students. Title 1 also offers additional support and may help initiate other services for identified students.