MCC alumna Tommie Phinney is pursuing her dream of being an elementary school teacher

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“Even on your worst day in the classroom, you are still some child’s best hope.”

This quote by Larry Bell is one that Montcalm Community College alumna Tommie Phinney has on her computer as a daily reminder to herself in her chosen career.

Creating the ‘spark’

Retired Greenville band director named MSBOA Band Teacher of the Year

After 30 years of educating students in the ways of band and orchestra at Greenville Public Schools, Susan Gould had one more accolade — of the many she has received prior — to have bestowed upon her in retirement. 

In the company of numerous friends and colleagues from throughout the state who gathered at Saturday’s 17th annual Michigan Music Conference at the DeVos Performance Hall, Gould was announced as the 2022 Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) Band Teacher of the Year.