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Lisa Pyle (Grades K-2)

 

 

 

Arthur Brood (Grades 3-5)

  Arthur Brood is a veteran educator with more than 30 years of experience. He holds a Bachelor's Degree from Grace College in Elementary Education and a Master's Degree from Northern Michigan University in School Administration. He began his teaching career in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan in 1991 where he taught for 31 years before retiring in 2022. His years of teaching experience have developed talents that extend beyond the classroom walls.  In 2015 he was awarded both the Annette and Jim McConnell History Educator Award and the 2015 Michigan Council for the Social Studies Elementary Teacher of the Year.  He has presented at state and national conferences, and has worked as a Teacher Ranger with Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Upon his retirement from Sault Schools he worked at Lake Superior State University as an adjunct faculty member teaching education courses and overseeing student teachers. However, his passion is teaching upper elementary students and he returned to the classroom at Rudyard Christian School in January of 2023.

    In addition to teaching he found time to write three historical fiction children’s books based on the early automobile, The Mud Hole and The Snow Car, and Bud: My Adventure Across America. He sometimes refers to himself as “Author Arthur” and has presented to thousands of students across the state.  His books have given him opportunities to be a regular presenter with Macomb County ISD through the Author, Specialist, Knowledge (ASK) program as well as to schools across the state.

    Outside his involvement in education, Arthur serves as chairman of the Planning and Zoning Committee for Kinross Township. He is also an accomplished hobby photographer with an interest in scenery and classic cars.  He loves road trips and has visited 49 states (Alaska is planned for 2025) with a focus on National Parks and out of the way locations. 

    Arthur and his wife, Karen, have two adult daughters.  They reside on 40 acres of maple hardwoods in the UP of Michigan.