Leadership & Staff Directory

Meet our Principal Mr. Courage!

J.Mike Courage is the principal of Divine Child Elementary School. He is an alumnus of the Divine Child High School, Class of 1998, and U-M Wolverine for life. and has been a member DC's faculty since 2007.  

Upon joining the DC team, Mr. Courage launched a Latin and Greek program in the elementary and high schools – one of the only Greek programs in the state of Michigan. In 2014, he took on an administrative role in the high school and served as the assistant principal for five years, overseeing curriculum development, student affairs,
professional development for staff, the advanced placement program and the high school’s
AdvancED accreditation.

Mr. Courage also established the Virtual Falcon hybrid online course program and the high school’s AP Capstone program with the high school administrative team.

Mr. Courage holds a bachelor’s degree in classical art and archaeology as well as a two master’s degrees in Latin and Greek from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor a secondary teaching certificate in 2005. In the spring of 2019, he will complete his Administrative Certification from Michigan State University. He also served as a member of the Michigan State Council for AdvancED, a nationwide independent school
accreditation organization.

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Beth Assenmacher

Beth Assenmacher

Teacher
Physical Education, K-8
Joan Blackley

Joan Blackley

Teacher
Early Education, Kindergarten
Sr. Cecilia Bondy

Sr. Cecilia Bondy

Instructional Support Specialist
K-8, Instructional Support Program
Tina Bustamante

Tina Bustamante

Registrar, Data Entry Specialist
Natalie Clay

Natalie Clay

Counselor
Guidance
J.Mike Courage

J.Mike Courage

Administration, World Language
Melissa Di Russo

Melissa Di Russo

Teacher
K-8, Spanish
Mary Doherty

Mary Doherty

Teacher, 4th Grade, Math Specialist
K-8, Mathematics
Dawn Dwyer

Dawn Dwyer

Director of Religious Education, Youth Faith Formation
Parish Office
Mark Ellul

Mark Ellul

CYO Assistant Director
Athletics, CYO
Carolyn Forrest

Carolyn Forrest

Teacher, 7th & 8th Grades
Religion
James Francek

James Francek

Teacher
K-8, Technology
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