Deerfield Staff

Office

Upper Elementary

  • Barney Watson 4th Grade Teacher 517-447-3015 x216

    I am originally from DeWitt Michigan.  It is a suburb about 10 minutes north of Lansing.  Throughout my high school and middle school experience, I always took an interest to playing sports.  In high school, I concentrated most of my time playing basketball and football.  My high school basketball coach was a great mentor that made a huge impact on my path in life. 

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  • Devin Dusseau-Bates 4th & 5th Grade Teacher 517-447-3015 x217

    My name is Devin Dusseau-Bates. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Siena Heights University in 2005. After spending a few years at home as a stay-at-home mom to my four children, I began my teaching career at Britton Deerfield in 2010. I have taught third, fourth, and fifth grades and currently teach a 4th/5th split. I love being part of the Patriot family here at BD!

  • Heather Hildreth 5th Grade Teacher 517-447-3015 x213

    After earning my Bachelor of Arts in Language Arts from Siena Heights University in 2000, I started my career as a 4th grade teacher at Britton Schools.  To learn more about the art of teaching, I went on to earn my Master in the Art of Teaching degree from Marygrove College in 2004.  I am currently teaching 5th grade at the Deerfield Building.

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  • Colleen Connolly Art Teacher 517-447-3015 x230

    My name is Colleen Connolly. I began my teaching career at Britton Deerfield School in 1986 after earning a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Bowling Green State University. I then completed my Masters in early childhood education from the University of Toledo.

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  • Heidi Fether Music Teacher 517-447-3015 x242

    I started my teaching career in 2008 at (back then) Deerfield, right after earning my Music Education Degree at The University of Toledo.  A few years later, I earned my Masters or Music Degree from Bowling Green State University.

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  • Dustin Longnecker Physical Education 517-447-3015 x239

    I’m an Eastern Michigan University Graduate. My grandmother was a secretary for Deerfield schools from 76-2000. My grandfather graduated from Deerfield in 1953. Super happy to be a part of this school district and community. 

  • Dawn Cousino Special Education Teacher 517-447-3015 x228

    I graduated from Britton-Macon H.S. ( a long time ago) and received my B.S. degree from the University of Michigan - GO BLUE! and my masters from The University of Toledo. 

  • Carol Knoblauch Special Education Teacher

    I received both my Bachelors and Masters of Education from Siena Heights University. I have taught for 22 years with the last four years at Britton Deerfield Schools.

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Middle School

  • Karen Scholl Counselor 517-451-4587 x109

    I began my teaching career in 1989 after earning a Bachelor of Education degree from The University of Toledo.  I completed my Masters of Arts in K-12 school counseling from Eastern Michigan University. 

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  • Colleen Connolly Art Teacher 517-447-3015 x230

    My name is Colleen Connolly. I began my teaching career at Britton Deerfield School in 1986 after earning a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Bowling Green State University. I then completed my Masters in early childhood education from the University of Toledo.

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  • Lesa Russell-Smith ELA Teacher 517-447-3015 x224

    I have been in the education sector for over 30 years.  After procuring my bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University, I immediately started teaching at West Middle School in Ypsilanti.  After two years in the classroom, I took a leap into administration and was an Educational Consultant for students in foster care and adoptions.

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  • Lori Davis ELA & Math Teacher (517) 447-3015 x240

    I have been a teacher since rounding up my neighbors in our basement on rainy days to “play school” when we were youngsters.  I love teaching middle schoolers and have done so for most of my career, although I have also enjoyed my time teaching adults.

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  • Heidi Fether Music Teacher 517-447-3015 x242

    I started my teaching career in 2008 at (back then) Deerfield, right after earning my Music Education Degree at The University of Toledo.  A few years later, I earned my Masters or Music Degree from Bowling Green State University.

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  • Dustin Longnecker Physical Education 517-447-3015 x239

    I’m an Eastern Michigan University Graduate. My grandmother was a secretary for Deerfield schools from 76-2000. My grandfather graduated from Deerfield in 1953. Super happy to be a part of this school district and community. 

  • Deanna Griffith School Success Teacher 517-447-3015 x227

    I began my teaching career at BD schools in January 2018 as the 4th-8th Grade School Success Teacher. Prior to this I was a Co-teacher at a preschool for 2 years, kindergarten aide for 1 year, and an RtI teacher for K-5th grade for 8 years. I have my Bachelor in Education degree from Eastern Michigan University. I am taking continuing education classes in math and reading from Spring Arbor Online.

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  • Carol Knoblauch Science Teacher

    I received both my Bachelors and Masters of Education from Siena Heights University. I have taught for 22 years with the last four years at Britton Deerfield Schools.

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  • Jessica Smith Science Teacher 517-447-3015 x246

    My name is Jessica Smith. I grew up on the west side of Toledo, OH. Go Buckeyes!  I attended Washington Local Schools before moving to Michigan. After graduating from Erie Mason High School, I attended Central Michigan University and graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelors in Integrated Science.

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  • Ron Schmidt Social Studies Teacher 517-447-3015 x225

    I graduated from Blissfield High School and earned my teaching degree from Siena Heights University. I began my teaching career at Deerfield Elementary in 1991.

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  • Dawn Cousino Special Education Teacher 517-447-3015 x228

    I graduated from Britton-Macon H.S. ( a long time ago) and received my B.S. degree from the University of Michigan - GO BLUE! and my masters from The University of Toledo. 

Central Office

Stacy Johnson
Administration
Superintendent
517-451-4581 x101
Sue Andries
Administration
Business Office Manager
517-451-4581 x110
Jeffery Scott
Administration
Britton Principal
517-451-4581 x111
DeAn Wuelfing
Administration
Deerfield Principal
517-447-3215 x232
Eileen Fore
Administration
Clerk
517-451-4581 x103
Erik Johnson
Administration
Athletic Director & Football Coach
517-451-4581 x102