We are excited to welcome two new staff members to the Read Muskegon family.
Andre Pierce, Program Assistant
Andre brings a variety of skills and experiences to Read Muskegon that will be valuable in helping us to continue to grow our programs and reach those who most need our services. A graduate of Muskegon Heights High School, Andre previously worked as a Community Health Connector for Hackley Community Care where he was responsible for connecting inmates in the Muskegon County Jail with critical resources that they would need upon release such as health care, insurance and housing. At Read Muskegon, Andre will help us reach deeper into our local communities to recruit, train and support both learners and volunteers. He will also help to coordinate our Family Literacy programs and the Project Fatherhood Book Club.
Mike Wyant, Adult Literacy Instructor
Mike brings years of classroom experience and a passion for teaching non-traditional learners to his new role at Read Muskegon. He interjects his teaching with personal experiences like his love for history and his adventures at NASA’s Space Camp. Mike teaches our Job Skills and English as a Second Language classes at Read Muskegon. You’ll also find him out in the community teaching our workforce development & functional literacy classes at the EXIT program, Muskegon County Jail, and West MI Works. On Tuesday evenings, he oversees our Drop-In Tutoring program for K-12 students and their parents.