• Faculty Tribute

Graduates are not the only members of the Cranbrook Schools community embarking on a new chapter in their lives each year. Faculty who retire or move on to new challenges have provided a wealth of contributions to the life of the schools over the decades, and endow the schools with a combined legacy of awards too numerous to recount, and memories as infinite as the number of students they have impacted over the years.

You have the opportunity to honor a special faculty member with a Tribute Gift to the Cranbrook Schools Annual Fund. The Tribute Program has been established to help recognize those persons who have made a difference in your lives and the lives of your lives and/or the lives of your children. With each Tribute Gift, the honoree recipient will notified that a gift was made in their honor. It truly is a gift of appreciation and a gift of education.

2018 Milestones

List of 7 items.

  • Tom Burgess, Middle School Registrar and Instructor

    Since his appointment in 1981, Tom’s roles in the Boys Middle School have included teacher of math and physical education, registrar, dean, and division head. He was the inspiration for the creation of the Burgess Leadership Award, one of the highest recognitions in the school. Tom has coached a variety of sports, led many interim trips, and had a shaping role in the structure of the Boys Middle School.
  • Sanford “Sandy” Hertz, Upper School Mathematics Instructor

    Sandy concludes an 18-year career as a math teacher and a coach of football and basketball. For many years, he has been counted the most loyal and ardent fan of upper school athletics and musical performance. This is probably the accomplishment for which he is most beloved. He lived in the dorms for a number of years and is past winner of the Frances Miller Dawkins Excellence in Teaching Award.
    Read More
  • Jeff Miller, Middle School Latin Instructor

    Jeff has been the teacher of Latin at both the Boys and Girls Middle School since 1980. He began his career in the Cranbrook dorms, where he served as assistant house adviser for some years. Among the many sports he has coached, Jeff’s tenure as head coach of the girls volleyball team produced championships and many post-season honors. Jeff has had a long leadership role in the Schools Curriculum Committee.
  • Claudia Schuette, Upper School Dean of Faculty

    Appointed in 1971, Claudia has been a beloved teacher of math for most of her career. Claudia was appointed director of projects in 1986 and undertook the shaping of faculty evaluation and the faculty handbook. She became dean of faculty in 2012. She was a longtime senior class adviser.
  • Arlyce Seibert, Director of Schools

    Arlyce concludes a glorious 47-year career with an amazing 23-year tenure as Director of Schools. Her school headship has been one of the most successful in the independent school world. Arlyce was a beloved history teacher. She has held many positions of responsibility, including department head and head of upper school.
  • David Watson, Upper School World Languages Instructor

    David concludes an iconic 34-year career as Spanish teacher and advisor to the Crane-Clarion. He also taught in the English department for some years. Over his 27-year tenure as adviser to the paper, many of his writers went on to editorships at the most prominent of university daily papers.
  • Cecilia Yeager, 7th Grade Team Leader

    Cele has been a teacher of English and social sciences since her appointment in 1989. She served as dean of girls under three heads of the Girls Middle School. Cele was beloved and respected for her teaching of literature and writing. She is a past winner of the Excellence in Teaching Award.
There’s always one.
 
Ask any Cranbrook graduate what they remember about their experience and they will share with you a memory about a teacher who inspired and nurtured them in their educational journey.
 
Our faculty members make the choice to teach at Cranbrook because the environment enables them to closely mentor each student and make a real difference.
 
The Cranbrook Schools’ Annual Fund allows us to support our teachers with the tools they require to create a classroom with the technology and curricula to achieve that goal; and, most importantly, to reward them with the competitive compensation they deserve.
 
If there is a faculty or staff member who has made a positive impact on your child, please consider a gift to the Annual Fund in their honor. We will notify the teacher of your caring gesture, but we will not disclose the amount of your gift. Gifts of every amount are truly appreciated and represent a meaningful endorsement of the role our teachers play in providing our students with an extraordinary education.

Cranbrook Schools

·39221 Woodward ·Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48304
Cranbrook Educational Community admits students and makes its services, activities, and education programs available to students without regard to sex, race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected status as required by state or federal law.

Cranbrook Schools is a private college prep boarding school located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, near Detroit, consisting of three schools; an elementary school with a private preschool, a single gender middle school with a distinct boys middle school and girls middle school, along with a co-ed college prep private boarding high school. Cranbrook is regarded as one of the top private schools in Michigan. Many of Cranbrook’s students attend top universities and colleges.

Emergency Drill reports available here.