Enrichment Programming

  • What is 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 25% of students 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 2-6.  Due to the program’s success, it is expanding in all four elementary buildings and Maltby!  We hope teachers, parents and students will continue to find Enrichment beneficial and engaging.

    When will my child receive Academic Enrichment?

    Academic Enrichment will start on the first day of RtI intervention for all elementary students. Students in grades 2-4 will meet with their Enrichment teacher Monday through Thursday during the RtI half hour. Students in 5th grade will have Academic Enrichment interventions on Fridays for one hour.

    Why has the program been created?

    Academic Enrichment has been created to help meet the needs of all students. While students are supported during RtI, the classroom teacher will be working with a smaller group of students, while the Academic Enrichment Coaches will be supporting the top 25% of the student population. The students will be encouraged to problem solve, collaborate and think creatively while working across the curriculum in Enrichment.

    *Please contact us if you are in need of the private seesaw link for your child's account.

Mrs. Kimberly Lewicki

Phone: (810) 299-3950

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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 Bachelors of Science from Michigan State University and her Master's degree in Elementary Technology.  She has been teaching for 14 years in grades first through sixth.  Kim is married and has three children.

Mrs. Gillian McColgan

Phone: (810) 299-4350

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Mrs. Gillian McColgan

Gillian will be working with Academic Enrichment students Monday through Thursday at Spencer Elementary. She will also be working with Spencer's Magnet students Monday through Friday.  

She is originally from Brighton and is Spencer alumni and graduated 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 14 years.  

Gillian is married and has three sons.

Mrs. Sarah Tchoryk

Phone: (810) 299-3900

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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 master’s degree in Instructional Technology from Wayne State University. She has been teaching for twenty-two 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) 299-4450

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Mrs. Catherine Wagner

Catherine will be working with students in Academic Enrichment and Magnet students in mathematics at Hornung Elementary Monday through Thursday. Twice a week and for a full day on Fridays she will be providing support services to sixth grade cluster teachers and working with fifth graders 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 sixteen years in grades 1st through 6th, and spent the past eight of those as one of the two sixth grade magnet cluster teachers.

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

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