Mr. Grimes

Mr. Grimes grew up in southeast Michigan and attended Michigan State University where he earned a degree in Geology.  After that, he worked at jobs ranging from presenting programs in a planetarium to being a national park ranger to teaching at outdoor education centers.   Along the way, he earned a masters degree in outdoor education from Northern Illinois University and his teaching certificate from Eastern Michigan University.  Before coming to Benzie Central in 2003, he taught middle school science in Manistee for several years.  He has found that sixth graders are by far his favorite age group to work with.

In his spare time he enjoys cheering his kids on at their sporting events, as well as building guitars and tinkering in his shop.  He and his wife believe there is no better way to spend a sunny afternoon than kayaking one of Benzie's beautiful rivers!


The best way to reach Mr. Grimes is by email at,
or leave a phone message at 231-325-3063 ext 5233

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