Contact Spelling Bee

The 2022 Greater Grand Rapids Spelling Bee includes five counties: Allegan, Barry, Kent, Newaygo, and Ottawa. Each County Coordinator supports its schools which are participating in the Greater Grand Rapids Spelling Bee, disseminates materials provided by Kent ISD, and some also have long-standing county traditions. Each county has a Coordinator who arranges for the Regional Bee(s) in that county. Counties with multiple Regional Bees will identify multiple schools to host regional Bees. Contact your County Coordinator with any questions.

County Coordinators:

Allegan County (1 Regional Bee)

Carolyn Whyte
Wayland Public Schools


Kent (10-12Regional Bees)

Mary Nell Baldwin
Kent ISD


Newaygo County RESA (1 Regional Bee)

Brenda Burt
Newaygo RESA


Barry County (1 Regional Bee)

Richard Franklin, Superintendent
Barry ISD


Ottawa County(3-4 Regional Bees)

Lynn Potter
Ottawa Area ISD