Van Buren Technology Center

   
              Mrs. DeGraves, in the Construction Trades program  
Schools I Assist:
  • Bangor Public Schools
  • Bloomingdale Public Schools
  • Mattawan Consolidated Schools
  • Paw Paw Public Schools
 
Mrs. Suzanne DeGraves
Career Guidance Counselor/Coordinator

Mrs. DeGraves, in the Construction Trades Program

 
As the Career Guidance Coordinator for Bangor, Bloomingdale, Mattawan, and Paw Paw Schools, I am available to assist students with career exploration & planning, Technology Center program exploration, academic & post-secondary counseling/planning, and social/emotional concerns.  I work in conjunction with students' local high schools counselors in order to provide the very best in personalized career counseling services.  Feel free to email me with questions! 
 
CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSURE:
  • Michigan Professional Education Certificate:  Secondary English & Speech; Secondary Guidance & Counseling
  • Professional Counselor License:  State of Michigan
  • National Certified Counselor Certificate
 
EDUCATION:
  • Master of Arts:  Secondary School Counseling, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
  • Bachelor of Arts:  Secondary English Education, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
 
RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE
  • 2009-Present: Career Guidance Coordinator/Counselor, Van Buren Technology Center, Lawrence, MI
  • 2004-2009:  School Counselor, Mattawan High School, Mattawan, MI
  • 1996-2004:  English, Speech & Forensics Teacher, Mattawan High School, Mattawan, MI
  • Spring, 1996:  Public Speaking Instructor, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kalamazoo, MI
  • Fall, 1995:  Composition Instructor, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI