Meet Our Staff

  • Mackenzie Nelson

    My name is Mackenzie Nelson and I was born and raised in Grand Rapids, MI. I am a former Kelloggsville Rocket that graduated in 2014. I returned to the district in 2021 as 54th Street Academy's secretary, and I am now the secretary to both 54th Street Academy and Kelloggsville Virtual School. I have a passion for helping students academically or trying to help them navigate their way into early adulthood. I value the relationships I develop with any student that crosses my path. In my free time I enjoy spending time with family or trying new restaurants! 

  • Heidi Doherty

    Middle School Teacher
    Heidi Doherty was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. After graduating from Grand Rapids City High, she attended the University of California Santa Barbara, where she earned her B.S. in Psychology. Moving back to Grand Rapids 10 years later, she attended graduate school, where she attained her teaching certificate from Grand Valley State University, with a background in Science.  Before transferring to Kelloggsville Virtual School in 2021, she taught grades 5 and 6 at Northview Public Schools for 3 years, and  from 2016 to 2021, taught grades 6, 7, and 8 at  Kelloggsville Middle School. Heidi enjoys spending time in nature, especially  hiking and kayaking. She is excited to find new ways to help her students be successful in a virtual environment while maintaining a cooperative classroom feeling.

  • Briana Green

    High School ELA Teacher
    Briana Green is the Kelloggsville Virtual School's high school English teacher and a former Rocket. She graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2021 and returned to her former school district, this time as a teacher. Briana is an avid reader and writer. Her passions lead her to help students succeed with the written word. She leads young authors in the creative writing club.

  • Amanda VanderMeulen

    6-12 Music Teacher
    Amanda VanderMeulen co-teaches all of the middle school and high school in-person band classes, as well as teaching the middle school and high school music appreciation classes for KVS. She graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2000 with her Bachelor of Music Education degree. She began her teaching career in the fall of 2000 and taught at two other districts before finding her way to KPS where she has been teaching for the last 15 years. Amanda still enjoys performing and has been a member of the saxophone section in the Grand Rapids Symphonic Band for 16 years as well. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys traveling, puzzles, movies, games and spending time with her family and friends.

  • Erin McKay

    Special Education Teacher
    Erin McKay comes from a family of 4 generations of West Michigan teachers, many of whom taught special education students. She attended Michigan State University, majoring in Zoology and minoring in Mathematics. Later, she graduated from Aquinas College certified in English and Special Education. Today, she has been a KPS teacher since 2015 covering a range of students from Young 5’s - High School, with a home base of 7th grade in-person learners at KMS. This is her second year of teaching online and she loves the independence it can give her students. In her free time, she enjoys reading, playing trivia, and finding new solutions to problems

  • Erin Robertson

    High School Science/PE/Health Teacher
    Erin Graduated from Michigan State University with degrees in Animal Science and Zoology and worked as an Animal Technologist at a preclinical research laboratory for 5 years.  After spending time at home to raise her two children, Erin decided to pursue a career in education.  She has worked as a paraprofessional, reading interventionist, substitute teacher and veterinary technician before joining the team at Kelloggsville Virtual School to teach Science, PE, and Health.  Erin is passionate about all things science, fitness, sports, animals, the outdoors, and guiding students to achieve their highest potential. 

  • Rob Fron

    My name is Rob Fron and I was born in New Mexico and grew up in California.  I moved to Michigan when I was 12 and have been here ever since. I got my teaching degree at Hope College and a Masters at Aquinas College and Western Governors University. I have been teaching for 15 wonderful years and look forward to the next 15.