Michael Gorham

Michael Gorham

Michael joined our Central Office team in 2021 as the IT Helpdesk Technician. He has nearly 18 years of experience in an educational setting, his most recent role being the Network Specialist at ​​Saint Johns Public Schools where he managed the technology support for everyone in the district. Michael has a strong talent of tailoring his way of communication with users which not only helps them with their respective issues, but develops a rapport with staff that will easily streamline technology support and communication.

Outside of work, Michael enjoys spending time with his family, consisting of his wife and five sons, as well as pursuing his passion for music. He sings and plays the guitar and loves the joy creating music brings to other people.

Laura Helder

Laura Helder

Laura Helder joined our team in 2022 as our Office Manager and is now our Board Governance Coordinator!

Laura earned her Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from GRCC and her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from GVSU. Laura has a strong passion for school choice and has worked in education for 8 years.

In her free time you can find Laura playing with her two beautiful children – Carter and Madison.

Ashtyn Overweg

Ashtyn Overweg

Ashtyn Overweg is our Executive Assistant. She joined the Choice Schools Central Office Team in May 2019. She received her Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Grand Valley State University. Ashtyn supports the executive leadership team within Choice Schools. She will be a project owner and manager for key initiatives designed to support the academies.
Yolanda

Yolanda Ramirez-Salto

Yolanda Ramirez-Salto is our Administrative Assistant supporting the entire Central Office team. She is a bilingual professional who has a heart for service and is passionate about social justice. Yolanda has a background in social work and it has always been her career aspiration to be in a profession where she can help others.

Yolanda values family and when not at work, she enjoys reading, being around horses, playing volleyball and spending time with friends.