Meet Our Staff

Dawn Cumings, Instructor

I have been a nurse for over 30 years.  My career started by taking the nurse aide class at this very school.  My love for healthcare and for the future of healthcare in our students brings me to Kent Career Tech Center.

Industry Credentials: RN, BSN, CHC, MA

Education: Butterworth School of Nursing, RN; University of Detroit Mercy, BSN; Western Michigan University, MA

Rachel Rysdyk, Instructor

I worked in healthcare for 10 years ranging from a number of different specialties. I worked primarily as a patient care technician on units ranging from intensive care units, obstetrics, pediatrics, medical oncology, medical/ surgical, and emergency. I left working in a medical setting to pursue a teaching certification at Michigan State University. Previous to working at KCTC I was employed for 5 years as a secondary science teacher at Ludington High School. While teaching at Ludington I taught biology, Earth science, anatomy & physiology, and physics.

Industry Credentials: Bachelors of Science in Health Professions

Education: Bachelors of Science in Health Professions from Grand Valley State University, Teaching Certificate in Biology and Integrate Science Endorsement from Michigan State University