Dorsey Schools’ Instructors Receive Well-Deserved Honors

When describing teachers, Nicolas Sparks says, “They inspire you, they entertain you, and you end up learning a ton – even when you don’t know it.” At Dorsey Schools, we recognize that both our students and their families are significantly impacted by the knowledge imparted by our instructors. Pat Fischer, President and CEO of Dorsey Schools says, “Each day, students come to us looking to make positive changes and create new paths in their life. Our instructors not only serve as teachers, but they are also coaches and mentors for Dorsey students. We are proud to recognize this group of exceptional instructors.”

On Saturday, October 19, 2013, during an Instructor In-Service Day, Dorsey Schools acknowledged their 2012-2013 “Instructor of the Year” and “Distinguished Instructors.” Eight instructors received this prestigious award for their hard work and dedication to the education of their students.

  • Ann Noeyack, of our Wayne Campus, was awarded the highest honor of “Instructor of the Year,” because of her outstanding work ethic, caring personality, and teaching style, which makes students better understand the material.
  • Jan Begeny, of the Farmington Hills Campus, received the award for “Distinguished Instructor.” Ms. Begeny works early in the morning and late at night, always going the extra mile to accommodate students. Her lessons are always well-thought out and she is an exemplary employee of Dorsey Schools.
  • Regenia Slye is not only dedicated to her current students, but prospective students and graduates as well. Her focus on students and their success earned her the “Distinguished Instructor” award for the Madison Heights Campus.
  • Everyone knows Brandon Nowak as a hard-working, dedicated instructor at Dorsey Schools. Mr. Nowak was honored with the “Distinguished Instructor” award, representing the Roseville Campus.
  • It is no surprise that Renee Buchanan won the “Distinguished Instructor” award for the Saginaw Campus of Dorsey Schools. Ms. Buchanan helps her students thrive in class because of her ability to explain course material in a way that they can understand.
  • Kathy Smydo of our Southgate Campus treats her students like children, and she always makes herself available for tutoring, even on weekends.
  • The medical students at our Waterford-Pontiac Campus are fortunate to have Monica Cronk as an instructor. Ms. Cronk teaches in a way that students can easily understand; her “Daily Medical Commercials” are examples of her methods.
  • Our Medical Assistant instructor from the Lansing campus, Jonathon Bentley, won the “Distinguished Instructor” award because of his leadership qualities and making the success of his students a priority.

 “We salute each of our instructors in all ten of our campuses for their tireless efforts and thank each of them for the impact they have had in our students’ lives,” Ms. Fischer said proudly when commenting on the instructors at Dorsey Schools.