Hello, I am Jonathan Swegles, the Principal at Lakeshore Middle School, but first and foremost I'm a husband and a father. My wife is Angela and she is the CEO of TEAM Swegles and stays at home with our two kiddos after working in interior design and property management. We just celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary this July and during that time we've been blessed with two awesome little people. Our son, Hayes, is 6 and is super inquisitive in the world around him. Our daughter, Whittaker, is 4 and loves to dance, sing (loudly), and play dress up.
On the professional side of things, I received a Finance degree and teacher certification through Michigan State University (Go Green!). I earned my Master's in Educational Leadership through GVSU and am currently engaged in work surrounding the principalship in a program called Leadership Matters through the Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association.
I spent six out of my seven years in the classroom at Bangor Middle School teaching 6-8 grade Social Studies. I taught one year of 3rd grade in Linden where I graduated from in 1998 and where my parents still reside. Prior to coming to Lakeshore, I had the pleasure of working with the staff of Pullman Elementary, which is part of Bloomingdale Public Schools, as the principal for four years.
I, along with my family, are thrilled to be a part of the Lakeshore school community. Go Lancers!