Shelagh Fehrenbach - Elementary PreK - 5 Principal
Shelagh Fehrenbach

Mrs. Fehrenbach is our Elementary Principal and works to support teachers and students in our Preschool- 5th grades. Mrs. Fehrenbach coordinates Elementary School communication, programming, and discipline.

Mrs. Fehrenbach loves working at Suttons Bay because education is her lifelong passion. She enjoys studying teaching and learning and improving outcomes for students. She has been working in education since high school when she was a Teacher Academy cadet at the Career Tech Center. She has worked for Parenting Communities and Traverse City Area Public Schools as an elementary teacher, middle school teacher, interventionist and instructional coach.

Outside of school, you can find Mrs. Fehrenbach here in Suttons Bay with her family. She has three daughters in Suttons Bay Schools and her husband works for Kal Excavating. The Fehrenbachs love bike riding on the Leelanau Trail, camping in the UP, and sailing and swimming in Lake Michigan.

Charlie Richards - Secondary 6 - 12 Principal
Secondary principal Charlie Richards

Hi, I’m Charlie Richards, the Secondary Principal at Suttons Bay Public Schools. Over the course of my teaching career I have taught grades 7th - 12th as an English teacher and have been an Assistant Principal/Athletic Director for 6th - 12th grades. My first year of teaching was in Adrian Public Schools as an Adult/Alternative Education teacher and I spent nine years in Southwest Michigan (South Haven, Berrien Springs, and River Valley Schools). During that time, I also served as the Varsity Track & Field / Cross Country Coach at South Haven High School for two years and at Berrien Springs High School for seven years. I'm excited to be a part of Suttons Bay Schools and this wonderful community.

Jamie Hawkins - Secondary (6 - 12) Asst. Principal & AD
Jamie Hawkins portrait

Jamie Hawkins is the Secondary Assistant Principal (grades 6 - 12) and the Athletic Director for Suttons Bay Public Schools. Jamie has earned his Master's degree in School Principalship from Central Michigan University and comes to SBPS with many years of teaching, administration, coaching, and athletic department experience. Outside of the office, Jamie enjoys the outdoors mountain biking, skiing, boating, and camping.