Mary Grunert, language arts teacher and at-risk coordinator at Constantine High School in Constantine, refuses to let any of her students slip through the cracks. Nicknamed "Mother Mary," Mrs. Grunert created a program called Academic Assistance to help improve study skills in students with poor grades or who are at risk of dropping out. Through this program, she often solicits information from other teachers on the students' performance in regular classes and utilizes this information to address their weaknesses. Students also benefit from Mrs. Grunert's Educational Development Plan, which uses computers to help students explore career possibilities and learn important job application skills.
1976 Michigan State University, B.A.