Van Buren Intermediate School District

Providing Educational Services for a Better Tomorrow

Meet the Early Care and Education Staff:
  • Lise Black, Administrator and Great Start Collaboration (GSC) Director
  • Teresa Klan, Program Supervisor
  • Denise Smith, Program Secretary
Family Educators and their locations: Family Educators are certified in Parents as Teachers curriculum and have offices within each community. Parents of children prenatal to school entry are encouraged to contact their local family educator to learn more about the full array of services available to them.

Main Number

BangorKevin Merrell 
Bloomingdale/Pullman/GoblesMary Potts269-521-3956
Covert   Ada Darling269-764-3729
DecaturCarole Leffler269-423-6976
HartfordDee Dee Winchester269-621-7321
LawrenceCarole Leffler269-423-6976
LawtonMary Rivas269-624-7536
Mattawan/Paw PawSusan Curtis269-668-3361 ext.1635
South HavenSonya DeVary
PEP Services/DHSNancy Hathaway269-621-2924
Program SupervisorTeresa Klan 269-539-5222
Early Childhood SpecialistMechele Brower & Amy Beach
269-539-5202 / 269-539-5232
Program DirectorLise Black269-539-5207
Services are available in all school districts. Family educators may not have an office in the home district.