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  • University Liggett School teacher named 2018 Michigan History Teacher of the Year

    The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History has selected Adam Hellebuyck, the Dean of Curriculum and Assessment at University Liggett School, as the 2018 Michigan History Teacher of the Year.

    Hellebuyck, who will be honored at a state ceremony later this year, was nominated by Head of School Bart Bronk for his role in creating an entirely new approach to teaching U.S. history at University Liggett School.
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  • University Liggett School awarded $25,000 for Liggett Coach Academy

    University Liggett School has received a $25,000 grant from the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan to host two Liggett Coach Academy sessions for youth sports coaches in metro Detroit. The grant, awarded through the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Fund for Youth Sports, supports two academies held by the school to offer training on best practices for youth coaches in southeast Michigan, many of which are volunteers. 

    The goal of the Liggett Coach Academy is to help youth sports volunteers gain a better understanding of best practices in coaching strategies and tactics in order to provide athletes with a positive and engaging athletic experience.
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  • Students earn high marks at thespian festival

    University Liggett School students Geoffrey Elmer, William Higbie, Quinn Nehr and Errol Service Jr., had a successful week at the Educational Theater Association International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Neb.  Elmer and Nehr received medals and a superior rating for their duet acting scene. Service and Nehr were part of the Playworks Program and were seen in the staging of the critically acclaimed presentation of “The String.” Dr. Phillip Moss directed as part of Playworks Program and led his peers teaching workshops on the adjudication process for national main stage shows.  
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  • Liggett faculty assume new roles for fall

    • Lindsey Bachman will assume the newly created role of Dean of Health and Wellness, continuing her work as Middle School Physical Education and Wellness Teacher and Upper School Boys, Girls Cross Country and Track & Field Head Coach. Bachman has been at University Liggett School for seven years.

    • Adam Hellebuyck will assume the newly created Dean of Curriculum and Assessment role, while continuing his work as an Upper School History and Social Studies Teacher. Hellebuyck has been at University Liggett School for 11 years.

    • Michael Medvinsky will assume the newly created role of Dean of Pedagogy & Innovation, while continuing his work as Lower School Technology Integrator. Medvinsky has been at University Liggett School for four years.
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University Liggett School, a top Metro Detroit private, independent school, is located at 1045 Cook Road Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236 313-884-4444
University Liggett School is a private preschool and kindergarten through 12th grade college preparatory school in Metro Detroit that is nationally recognized for its innovative curriculum and arts and athletics offerings.