Enrichment Programming

  • History of Academic Enrichment

    Academic Enrichment was created in 2016 by the Enrichment committee after reflecting on the needs of Brighton’s highest academic achievers.  This committee consisted of a group of teachers, parents and administrators. The committee's recommendation that was presented to the Board of Education was to service the top academic achievers in all of the elementary buildings with Academic Enrichment that consisted of collaborative, real-world, project-based learning.  The board approved the recommendation and the Academic Enrichment program was created in 2016-2017 for grades 2-4. In 2017-2018, it expanded to all four elementary buildings and Maltby!

    Why has the program been created?

    Academic Enrichment has been created to help meet the needs of all students. The Enrichment Program utilizes the Project Lead the Way's engineering, biomedical and computer science modules to allow students to explore real-world problems and challenges, while simultaneously developing cross-curriculum skills by working in small collaborative groups. While taking part in Project Lead the Way modules, the students will also use routines to encourage collaborative and independent thinking while making it visible through writing, drawing and speaking.

    When will my child receive Academic Enrichment?

    Academic Enrichment will occur at the same time as WIN (What I Need) groups in each elementary school. Students at Maltby will be offered Academic Enrichment weekly.

    Identifying Students for Academic Enrichment 

    All students are given the district’s nationally-normed test throughout the year. This gives all students the opportunity to receive the support that best meets their academic needs.

    The following data is considered when determining program placement:

    • Academic Achievement: Student progress is measured by the nationally normed universal screener that is administered to all students.
    • Independent Learning: Behavioral characteristics of learning including problem-solving, responsibility, and motivation.

    Note:

    Participation in the program throughout the year is contingent on continued demonstration of collaborative and independent learning behaviors and academic progress in the classroom and in the program.

Mrs. Chris Cote

Phone: (810) 299-4450

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Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Chris Cote

Chris will be working with students in Academic Enrichment and Magnet students in mathematics at Hornung Elementary Monday through Thursday. On Friday, she will be working with 5th and 6th graders at Maltby Intermediate.

Chris earned her Bachelors of Science from Central Michigan University and her Master's degree in Leadership and Education from Eastern Michigan University. She has been teaching for 23 years in grades second through sixth. Chris’s family includes her husband, step daughter, son-in-law, granddaughter, and two dogs.

Mrs. Kimberly Lewicki

Phone: (810) 299-3950

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Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Kimberly Lewicki

Kim will be working with students in Academic Enrichment and Magnet students in mathematics at Hilton Elementary Monday through Thursday. On Friday, she will be working with 5th graders at Maltby Intermediate.

Kim earned her Bachelor's of Science from Michigan State University and her Master's degree in Elementary Technology. She has been teaching for 16 years in grades first through sixth. Kim is married and has three children.

Mrs. Gillian McColgan

Phone: (810) 299-4350

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Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Gillian McColgan

Gillian will be working with Academic Enrichment students Monday through Thursday at Spencer Elementary. On Friday, she will be working with 5th and 6th graders at Maltby Intermediate.

She is originally from Brighton and is a Spencer alumni, also graduating from BHS! She earned her bachelor's degree from Michigan State University and Master's in Education from Coastal Carolina University. She is certified to teach the Academically Gifted and Talented, and has earned her National Board Certification. She has been teaching for 18 years.

Gillian is married and has three sons.

Mrs. Sarah Tchoryk

Phone: (810) 299-3900

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Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Sarah Tchoryk

This year Sarah will be working with Enrichment and Magnet students at Hawkins Elementary weekly, Monday through Thursday, and Enrichment students at Maltby on Fridays.

Sarah earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan in Elementary Education and a masters degree in Instructional Technology from Wayne State University. She has been teaching for twenty-five years in grades second through sixth grade.

Sarah is married and has a son and daughter, stepdaughter, son-in-law, and three grandchildren.

Mrs. Catherine Wagner

Phone: (810) 299-3600

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Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Catherine Wagner

Catherine will be working with students in Academic Enrichment and Magnet students in mathematics at Maltby Intermediate School. Catherine earned her Bachelors degree in Elementary Education and Masters degree in Curriculum and Teaching from Michigan State University. She has been teaching for twenty years in grades 1st through 6th, and spent many of those as a sixth grade magnet cluster teacher.

She is married with three children, two dogs, and some fish.

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