• 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.

2016 Milestones: Faculty with 20 or More Years at Cranbrook

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  • Janet Kapala, Instrumental Music - All Divisions

    Janet, nicknamed "Mrs. K," has been teaching instrumental music to students on all three campuses of Cranbrook since 1977.
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  • Frank Norton, Science - Upper School

    Frank started his teaching career at Cranbrook in 1969 with the retirement of Bill Schultz, the boys’ school’s first Physics teacher.
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  • Shirley Nuss, Multimedia - Lower School

    Shirley came to Brookside as a third grade teacher in 1982, computers and technology had yet to be integrated into the lower school curriculum.
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  • Stephen Rosenquist, Latin - Upper School

    Stephen, former Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School Latin teacher, affectionately known as “Doc” to hundreds of his students and advisees, passed away this past fall.
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  • Deborah Rutzen, History - Upper School

    Deborah also started her teaching career at Cranbrook in 1969. The lines between school and family have always been blurred for her.
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  • Charlie Shaw, Upper School Head

    Charlie’s fortieth year as a teacher and administrator at Cranbrook Schools this spring is undoubtedly a celebration.
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  • Herbert Snitz, Math - Upper School

    Herb assumed the role of head of the Math Department in the fall of 1986, Cranbrook Kingswood had just merged into one upper school.
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  • Marilyn Sutton, Early Childhood Education - Lower School

    Marilyn arrived at Brookside in 1986, the Vlasic Early Childhood Center was a decade away from opening.
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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.

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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.

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