Gull Lake Partnership 2018-19


The Partnership was built on a foundation of freedom and democratic principles. We are an inclusive group and welcome everyone. We are not here to tell anyone how to home school or judge what others choose. We are a resource for those who feel our offerings enhance their child's educational journey. Gull Lake Partnership is a collaboration between parents, Gull Lake Community Schools and the community. The Partnership offers unique elective classes for students, grades K-12. Parents direct their child's learning by choosing opportunities they feel best suit their families. The Partnership is a free program paid for by your tax dollars. Students sign up as part-time or full-time students with Gull Lake Schools. According to HSLDA (Home School Legal Defense Association), students retain their status as home schooled as long as parents provide 51% of the student's total education including all core subjects: language arts (reading, spelling, English grammar, writing, literature), arithmetic, science, history, and federal and state government. The school district receives tax dollars and in turn provides non-core (elective) educational opportunities families might not otherwise be able to enjoy. Students enrolled in the Partnership may not be enrolled in any other public or private school.


Certified Teachers

Susan Amos
Susan Briggs
Kathleen Brown
Ananda Cartee
Lorraine Dudash
Jason Elder
Melani Esman
Jared March
Kelly McWhinnie
Erin Minard
Betsy Springer, lead teacher
Holly Switalski
Kathryn VanDeusen
Tera Zurface


Kristi Carlton     269.548.3430
Partnership Main Office

Cindy Fadel     269.548.3437
General Partnership Information

Monica Willcutt     269.548.3434
Class Changes/ Scheduling Issues

Anita Talmage     269.548.3433
Registration and Enrollment

Steve Howland     269.548.3432
Dual Enrollment, Early College

Nancy Brown     269.548.3435
Invoicing/Billing, Music Scheduling

Kyle Wilder     269.548.3436

Community Partners

Adams Karate Fitness
All That Athletics
Battle Creek YMCA
BattleGround Indoor Action Sports
Bittersweet Ski
Branch Gymnastics
Burghart Music Studio
Climb Kalamazoo
Community Music School-Battle Creek
Community Music School-Hastings
CrossFit AZO
Dan Bulley Soccer School
Design Street
Dickerson Music Company
EastEnd Studio and Gallery
East Fork Farms
Firebird Fine Arts Academy
Full Blast
Fun Learning Company
Gerry Performing Arts
Hillsdale Gymnastics Center
Kids Gym
Kingdom Indoor Soccer

Community Partners

March Music Studio
Marshall Recreation Department
Model Farms Stables
Music Center of South Central Michigan
Nottawa Paint Horse
Premier Equestrian Center
Red Clay Pottery
Richland Lanes
Sherman Lake YMCA
String Talent Education Program
Stephen Williams' Music & Dance Service
Suzuki Academy of Kalamazoo
Tanner Music Studio
Ted Brooks Archery
The Courthouse
The Dome
The Repertoire, A Center for Dance
The Rink - Battle Creek
Tri-Blade Fencing Academy
US Martial Arts
West Michigan Homeschool Fine Arts
World Academy of Martial Arts