Co-Principal Melanie Nowak will be off on maternity leave starting in November, but a veteran TPS educator will be stepping in to fill her shoes. Gloria Bortnichak, who last served as an interim principal at Sutton Elementary, will be joining the administrative team at Compass Learning Center.
Gloria Bortnichak was born and raised near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Millersville University located in Lancaster, PA and received her Master's Degree in Learning Disabilities from Eastern Michigan University. She has been with Tecumseh School District since 1984 and has taught many different elementary grade levels and also special ed. She finished out her educational career as a principal at the former Herrick Park School from 2005-2008. Gloria retired in 2008 but has returned to the district several times to substitute in various positions, most recently as principal at the former Sutton Elementary School.
Currently, she resides in Onsted at Loch Erin with her husband Pete. Gloria has 2 children and 5 grandchildren. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, dancing and playing golf. Gloria is very excited to be back working at the Compass Learning Center.