Staff Contact

I am really excited to get started with G2S this year. I have heard so much about all of the wonderful students. This place is such an awesome place to have the privilege to work at every day. This summer I received my Jiu-jitsu brown belt after 15 years of training. Other than that, I have been working super hard to make G2S the best place it could be.
Dr. Jen Aniano
Superintendent/Principal
​Phone:
1(231) 845-0922
Fax:
1(517) 258-8162
I am really excited to get started with G2S this year. I have heard so much about all of the wonderful students. This place is such an awesome place to have the privilege to work at every day. This summer I received my Jiu-jitsu brown belt after 15 years of training. Other than that, I have been working super hard to make G2S the best place it could be.
Brenda Andersen works at Gateway to Success Academy as the Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent/Pupil Accounting Coordinator. She has worked in Alternative Education for over 20 years and enjoys working with students. Brenda has lived in Ludington most of her life and has strong ties to the community. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, crafting, biking, and long walks.
Brenda Andersen
Admissions & Student Records Coordinator
​Phone:
231-845-0922
Fax:
Brenda Andersen works at Gateway to Success Academy as the Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent/Pupil Accounting Coordinator. She has worked in Alternative Education for over 20 years and enjoys working with students. Brenda has lived in Ludington most of her life and has strong ties to the community. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, crafting, biking, and long walks.
I am John Chalko. This will be my first year with the G2S Academy family. I am very excited. I grew up in Holton, Michigan and have a Social Work degree from Grand Valley State. I have worked with youth for the past 10 years of my career. I enjoy spending time with my family boating, hunting and fishing. Also in my career, I have coached football, wrestling, and baseball.
Mr. John Chalko
MTTS Coordinator Athletic Director
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I am John Chalko. This will be my first year with the G2S Academy family. I am very excited. I grew up in Holton, Michigan and have a Social Work degree from Grand Valley State. I have worked with youth for the past 10 years of my career. I enjoy spending time with my family boating, hunting and fishing. Also in my career, I have coached football, wrestling, and baseball.
"Find something you like doing and never work a day in your life."
Alex Wolkow
Technology Director
​Phone:
231.845.0922 ext. 1134
Fax:
"Find something you like doing and never work a day in your life."
Hello, my name is Andy Hamilton, and I am one of three middle school co-teachers at Gateway to Success Academy. I started teaching at G2S in 2020 after several years as a journalist. Outside of school, I love to coach and play soccer.
Andy Hamilton
Middle School Social Studies Teacher
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Hello, my name is Andy Hamilton, and I am one of three middle school co-teachers at Gateway to Success Academy. I started teaching at G2S in 2020 after several years as a journalist. Outside of school, I love to coach and play soccer.
My name is Sarah Jones and this is my second year here at G2S. I really enjoy working with our middle school students and staff, and teaching students to discover the world through a scientific lens. I graduated from Michigan Technological university with degrees in chemistry and physics two years ago, making G2S the first school I have taught at full time. When I am not teaching you can probably find me hiking a new trail, going for a run or playing disc golf with my husband.
Sara Jones
Middle School Science Teacher
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My name is Sarah Jones and this is my second year here at G2S. I really enjoy working with our middle school students and staff, and teaching students to discover the world through a scientific lens. I graduated from Michigan Technological university with degrees in chemistry and physics two years ago, making G2S the first school I have taught at full time. When I am not teaching you can probably find me hiking a new trail, going for a run or playing disc golf with my husband.
This summer has been a blast! I’ve been traveling all over the midwest with friends and family. From camping in my rooftop tent to hiking at Pictured Rocks to riding roller coasters at Cedar Point, it certainly has been an adventure! I have also been getting ready for the new school year with all of you! Our projects this year are going to include cool things like robotics, archeology, and so much more! I can’t wait to see all of you again!
Ms. Jess Blauwkamp
Middle School Lead Teacher
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This summer has been a blast! I’ve been traveling all over the midwest with friends and family. From camping in my rooftop tent to hiking at Pictured Rocks to riding roller coasters at Cedar Point, it certainly has been an adventure! I have also been getting ready for the new school year with all of you! Our projects this year are going to include cool things like robotics, archeology, and so much more! I can’t wait to see all of you again!
Hello, my name is Sarah Massie. This will be my fourth year at Gateway to Success as a special education teacher. I graduated from Grand Valley State University and I am currently working on my Masters degree at Ferris State University. I live in Ludington with my husband and my two children.
Sarah Massie
Special Education Coordinator
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Hello, my name is Sarah Massie. This will be my fourth year at Gateway to Success as a special education teacher. I graduated from Grand Valley State University and I am currently working on my Masters degree at Ferris State University. I live in Ludington with my husband and my two children.