Meet Our Instructional staff
Hello! I am Mrs. LaFurgey, a Retail Marketing Instructor at Kent Transition Center. I was very excited to come to KTC in the fall of 2004, after teaching business at East Kentwood and before that writing and producing commercials at WOOD TV for 10 years. I really like sharing my marketing knowledge and passion for business with students. I love watching students grow and develop in retail so they are ready to get good jobs in this exciting pathway. I also love learning and am working on an English as Second Language endorsement to add to omy teaching credentials.
- Marketing Writer Producer at WOOD TV 8
- Summer Camp Teacher and Kid Zone Staff at Mary Free Bed YMCA
- Merchandising and Product Sales at Kohl's Department Store and Pottery Barn
- Front Desk Hotel Clerk at Mackinac Island
- Master's of Education and Business from Aquinas College
- Vocation endorsement in Marketing
- Learning Disabilities endorsement
My husband, Joe, and I have three children, Adam, Morgan and Candice, and a golden retriever named Kauai. My husband has worked in the news industry, at 24 Hour News 8 for over 27 years, so I love to watch WOOD TV 8!
When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with family, friends, and doing outdoor activities like boating, gardening, traveling, and community events like Art Prize. To have fun in the summer and keep active with kids, I am a summer camp teacher at the YMCA. Two fun facts about me are that I taught in India with Teachers for Global Classrooms and here is a picture of me standing by one of the new Seven Wonders of the World ... the Taj Mahal.
Hello! My name is Kyle and I am the Career Tech Specialist in the Retail Marketing program at Kent Transition Center. I am excited to be starting my third year at the Transition Center!