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Hello there! I'm Lisa Coin and I have been teaching at KCTC since 1996 and enjoy guiding students through discovering their learning styles, passions, and career aspirations.
My background is in Medical Laboratory Science. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Oakland University in 1986 and then went on to get a Masters degree in Career Technical Education from Western Michigan University. I have worked in hospitals, clinics and physician office laboratories. I have designed curriculum and taught college courses in phlebotomy, medical terminology, and anatomy/physiology at Grand Rapids Community College and Davenport University.
My husband and I have been married since 1994 and we have twin adult children- Marie & Andrew. Marie is a grad student at WMU and a nursing technician on the hematology/oncology floor at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital. Andrew is studying welding at GRCC.
I love spending time with my family, going to the beach, and glass fusing in my home studio.
I am looking forward to getting to know this year's students and helping them through their career exploration journey!
My name is Leslie Kirschenbauer and I am a Health Career Foundations instructor. I just completed my first year of teaching and my background is in Occupational Therapy. I obtained my bachelors degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Psychology from Grand Valley State University in 2009. I then obtained my masters degree in Occupational Therapy from Grand Valley in 2011. My healthcare experience includes working in Muskegon, MI as an OT and therapy director in skilled nursing care as well as being the primary OT for the lakeshore territory at a home health care agency. I have worked primarily with adults and older adults in these settings. As an Occupational Therapist, I enjoyed getting to know my patients and their families and walking along side them in their recovery journey to health and wellness.
I love my job as a health career foundations instructor because of the students I get to interact with on a daily basis. Each student brings their own, interesting story and getting to know each person that makes up my class is my favorite part of being an instructor. I also get to share my passion for health and wellness with students that are curious, engaged, and interested. I enjoy sharing my stories and experiences from working in healthcare with students as well as being able to creatively expose them to new and interesting concepts in health and science.
My husband and I have been married since 2016 and we have 2 little boys that keep us very busy. We love spending time outside as a family, cooking, antiquing, and taking on weekend warrior remodeling projects on our home! The phrase I embrace day to day is, "Be the change you want to see in the world" (Ghandi)
My name is Hailey Kane and I have the privilege of teaching Health Career Foundations at KCTC. My healthcare background is in Occupational Therapy. I have experience working in a variety of healthcare settings including long term care, hospital acute care and inpatient rehabilitation. Prior to becoming an Occupational Therapist, I worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). I received my Master of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy from Saginaw Valley State University in 2009 and my teaching certificate from Wayne State University in 2019. I am passionate about sharing my knowledge of healthcare and the human body with my students. I enjoy guiding my students as they explore different aspects of healthcare and discover what interests them most. My favorite part of teaching is helping students figure out what college or career pathway they plan to pursue and helping them develop the skills needed to be successful. is helping students figure out what college or career pathway they plan to pursue and helping them develop the skills needed to be successful.
Outside of teaching, I am married and have 2 young daughters who keep me on my toes. I enjoy spending time with family, being outdoors and learning new things.
My name is Beth O'Donnell. I have been a Physical Therapist for over 25 years and worked in the schools for more than 15 of those years. I received my Bachelor in Science degree from Grand Valley State University in 1993 and my Masters of Science in Physical Therapy degree in 1996. Since then, I have received my teaching certificate in Career and Technical Education from Western Michigan University in 2018. I have taught at Baker College in their Physical Therapist Assistant Program and teach for Ferris State University as well. In my clinical career as a physical therapist, I have worked in a variety of health care settings, including but not limited to Mary Free Bed-Inpatient Neuro, home care, inpatient acute care including neuro, general medical, ICU, Burn Unit and Oncology & in Pediatrics. I have worked for Kent ISD since 2010 as a PT and started teaching at KCTC as a Health Career Foundations Instructor in 2017. I love helping the juniors discern their next steps and figure out the path they want to take toward their goals. I also treasure when they finally understand all that they CAN do when they put their minds to it and work hard!