Van Buren Technology Center

Providing Educational Services for a Better Tomorrow

Schools I Assist:
- Bangor Public Schools
- Bloomingdale Public Schools 
-Mattawan  Consolidated Schools      
- Paw Paw Public Schools                                                  
 Mrs. Suzanne DeGraves
 Phone:  269-539-5361
Career Guidance Coordinator

Mrs. DeGraves holds an Education Certificate in Guidance & Counseling, English, and Speech; she is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor.  Mrs. DeGraves earned her degrees in both Secondary English Education and School Counseling from Western Michigan University.  Her passion is providing comprehensive guidance services that empower students to live out their goals and dreams.

  • Michigan Professional Education Certificate:  Secondary English & Speech; Secondary Guidance & Counseling
  • Professional Counselor License:  State of Michigan
  • National Certified Counselor Certificate
  • Master of Arts:  Secondary School Counseling, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI  
  • Bachelor of Arts:  Secondary English Education, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 
  • 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