Meet Our Head Administrators
Teresa Boardman, Head of School
Teresa began her career in education after working in community mental health. She has spent 16 years in education starting by working as a school counselor. Teresa worked as a school psychologist and special education manager for a K12 school in Ohio and has served as the Northern Region special programs manager for the last 3 years. She has taught online at the college level as well. Teresa graduated from the University of Toledo and Bowling Green State University. She has earned two Master of Education degrees and an education specialist degree. Her focus in education has always been in working with students who learn differently.
Teresa and her husband Bruce have been married for 23 years and have two children together. Their beautiful daughter Genevieve will graduate from college in May and their son Joel is finishing his junior year in college.
Pieter Hoekstra, Principal
Pieter Hoekstra is the Principal of Insight School of Michigan. As a childhood immigrant to the United States, his family appreciated the importance of education to lifelong success and understood that there are many different models for school. Pieter’s own career has allowed him to come into contact with multiple models of education, each of which meets the needs of particular students in different ways. He began his teaching career working with middle school students both in Kalamazoo Michigan as well as in Tegucigalpa Honduras. Over time, Mr. Hoekstra came to love alternative education, working with at risk students in Marshall Michigan. He served as a principal in a traditional high school, and as an education specialist for the Michigan Department of Corrections.
Mr. Hoekstra has a passion for helping struggling students succeed, while empowering them to overcome many of the challenges they face on the road graduation. Mr. Hoekstra feels very honored to play a critical role in helping each family he supports fulfill their educational goals.
Kimberly McCallister Shoup, Special Programs Manager
Kimberly McCallister Shoup is the Special Programs Manager for Insight School of Michigan. Kimberly holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Special Education, Emotional Impairments, as well as a Master of Arts degree in Curriculum and Teaching, both from Michigan State Univeristy. Prior to coming to ISMI, Kimberly spent 17 years in the classroom teaching elementary and secondary special education as well as kindergarten. She has experience teaching in both urban and suburban school districts, as well as running a categorical program for middle school emotionally impaired students. Kimberly also holds certification as a special education teacher consultant, and has worked with mental health agencies including St. Vincent's Home for Children and Clinton-Eaton-Ingham Community Mental Health. Improving and addressing children's mental health is a passion of Kimberly's. In her spare time, Kimberly enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, Andrew, and three children, Alexa, James, and Jonathan.
Bridget Weaver, Operations Manager
Bridgette Weaver is the ISMI Operations Manager. She started with ISMI in August of 2014, when the school first opened. She brings with her over 25 years of experience in business and education. She graduated from Ferris State University with a degree in Business Education and later completed her Masters in Educational Leadership at City University in Seattle, Washington.