Grand Rapids Ellington Academy of Arts & Technology | Connect With Your Teacher (High School)
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Connect With Your Teacher (High School)


Ryan Lane – Social Studies  Log into your Google account to assignments in Mr. Lane’s Google Classroom.
Ryan Lane is the High School Social Studies Teacher  here at Ellington Academy; this will be his 3rd year at Ellington. He graduated from Central Michigan University with a B.S. in Education and double majored in History and Social Studies in May of 2012. In his free time he enjoys playing basketball, video games, and watching sports. He also enjoys visiting different historical sites across the country; he has visited Civil War battlefields (Gettysburg and Bull Run), the homes of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, Washington DC, and many others places of historical significance.

Mrs. Amanda Orr      Mrs. Orr’s website


Stephanie Gemmen – English  Mrs. Gemmen’s website221

I graduated from Grand Valley State University with a B.A. in English and Secondary Education in December of 2013. I like to run, read, hang out in big cities, and bake/eat cupcakes. I enjoy sharing my passion for reading and writing with high school students, as well as helping them with college and career readiness.

Mr. Robert Bickel   Mr. Bickel’s website

Mr. Bickel is our new high school science teacher. He comes to us by way of Seattle. He earned his undergraduate degree right here in town at Grace Bible College and his master’s degree from Antioch University in Seattle. Mr. B (as most students call him) enjoys teaching all the sciences and making a positive influence on young people.

     He is married to Vicki and they have three children, Sarah, Heidi, and David.