Jeanne Furman


Courses Taught:

High School Health

High School ELA

Middle School Health

About Me

I consider myself a life-long learner.

I earned my first degree, an Associate in Applied Science, from Baker College of Muskegon.  My program of study at Baker College was Surgical Technology.  I worked in surgery for two years, before returning to school to get my teaching degree.  

Next, I completed an Associate in Applied Arts degree at Muskegon Community College.  This degree allowed me to transfer with junior standing to Grand Valley State University.  At GVSU, I earned a Bachelor's degree in Education with a major in English and a minor in Health.  

During the first few years of teaching, I completed my Master's Degree in Education at Grand Valley State University.

Since earning my Master's Degree over sixteen years ago, I have accumulated numerous credits from colleges around the state of Michigan.


I began my teaching career at Walkerville Public Schools in 1999.  I taught 7th grade English, 10th grade English, and a writing skills class.  While at Walkerville, I was the Student Council Adviser.

In the fall of 2000, I started teaching at Shelby High School.  From 2000-2008 I taught English 10 and English 11.  In 2008, I took over the Health Department and began teaching Health and Advanced Health, in addition to English 10.    

I currently teach all sections of Health, Advanced Health, and Middle School Health.  In addition, I continue to teach both sections of English 10.

I was the Student Council adviser for seven years before I switched over to a class adviser.  Since then, I have advised both freshmen and sophomore classes. 


I live in Shelby with my husband, Jeff, and our two boys.  Both of our sons attend school in Shelby.

As a family, we enjoying camping in the summer and snowmobiling in the winter.

I am a proud graduate of Shelby High School and have enjoyed teaching in my community.
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