Career Specialists

The Muskegon Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) Career Specialists serve local K-12 students in the following ways:

  • Assisting K-12 students on their career development journey as they plan for their future careers
  • Developing resources for educators to connect the classroom to the world of work
  • Partnering with local businesses to provide career exploration opportunities
  • Providing activities for families to engage in career development with their students

To learn more about career development efforts, and to begin the career development process with students, visit the Career Development Educator and Toolkit Hub.

Career Awareness, Grades K through 5

Michelle Kuck
Career Specialist, Grades K-5

  • KickStart to Career Muskegon CSA 
  • Career Connection Projects 
  • Mini Career Schools 
  • Family Engagement Activities
  • Career Fairs & Tours 
  • Classroom Speakers 

Career Exploration, grades 6 through 8

Benika Longmire
Career Specialist, Grades 6-8

  • Middle Vision Framework (under construction) 
  • EDP Software Support 
  • Career Fairs, Camps & Tours 
  • Classroom Speakers

Career Preparation, grades 9 through 12
Stephen Pettifor

Career Specialist, Grades 9-12

  • Career Fairs, Events & Tours 
  • Classroom Speakers 
  • CTC Tours & Enrollment 
  • Internships/Work Placements
  • EDP & Talent Portfolio Software Support 
  • Scholarship Opportunities
Michelle Kuck
Career Specialist
Benika Longmire
Career Specialist
Stephen Pettifor
Career Specialist

 “Every student has a career IN them. 

It is our job to find it WITH them.”

15 School Districts
16 Program Areas
19 Years in Operation
32 Educators
844 Students