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Portland High School Introduces Two New Teachers


PHS Principal Jamie DeWitt is pleased to announce Adriel Saville Morgan and Collette Cloutier have joined the 2020 teaching staff.

Mr. Morgan is a 2005 graduate of U.S. Naval Academy where he earned a degree in American Politics and Law with a Spanish minor. He comes to Portland after having taught middle and high school Spanish for eight years in Bangor, Portage, and Wyoming. His love for the Spanish language began back in his childhood when he watched his hero-Speedy Gonzales. He took Spanish all four years at Portage Northern High School and was awarded the first International Baccalaureate Certificate in Spanish at that school as well as the Outstanding Spanish Student award. Morgan was the Head Track Coach at Godwin Heights. While a student at Portage Northern he was a state ranked long-jumper. In a prepared statement he said that other than immersing himself in the Spanish language and culture, (his) hobbies include board game nights with friends, watching Detroit's pro teams, watching Navy football, and track and field. Morgan lives in Grandville with his rambunctious rabbit, Beamon.

Collette Cloutier grew up in Rochester Hills, MI and attended Michigan State University where she studied Social Studies, English, and Psychology for Secondary Education. She graduated in May of 2019 and spent the past year completing student teaching at Godwin Heights High School in Wyoming, MI. In a prepared statement she reported that “Aside from my family and friends, most of what is important to me relates back to either MSU and/or sports, and I like to spend as much of my time outside as possible. I'm so grateful to continue my teaching career at PHS and am very excited to be a part of the Raider family!”

COURTESY PHOTOS: Adriel Saville Morgan (left) and Collette Cloutier.

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