Ford Early Elementary

Lynnette Martin

Site Coordinator

2440 E. Clark Rd.
Ypsilanti, MI 48198

In 2018, Lynnette retired with 31 years of service as a certified teacher and Instructional Specialist. She attended Oakland University and Wayne State University where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication, Master of Arts in Teaching and an Educational Specialist Degree in General Administration & Supervision; Elementary and Secondary. In the beginning of her teaching career she was assigned to a middle school were her experiences were quite unique. She was determined and committed to teaching at-risk antisocial behavioral students for 15 years. She later taught 4th – 8th grade students in the general educational classroom. Throughout her years, she served on numerous school committees and planning teams, mentored girl groups, participated in after-school tutoring, and served with school administration and partnership community planning teams. After her retirement, she continued to serve in the educational field working in New York as a Professional Development Coach for teachers and administration in several schools. In addition to her continued career path, she enjoys interior design/staging homes and spending time with her children and granddaughter. Lynnette joined Bright Futures as a Site-Coordinator in October 2022.

Program Description

EMU Bright Futures is thrilled to be a part of the Ford Early Learning Center community!  We strive to offer a positive atmosphere, enriched with supportive staff and community partners, and by providing opportunities for kindergarten and first-grade students to explore, learn, have fun and participate in community building and leadership activities.

The program runs Monday through Thursday, directly after school for two and a half

hours.  Our program includes snack and supper, clubs, and daily academic reinforcement and enrichment time for math and reading.

We offer family events and trips, including the opportunity to go to the theater and to sports events, participate in math/literacy nights, view student work, and share meals together. We also offer a six-week summer program that runs alongside the YCS summer school program schedule.

If you are interested in adding your student to the EMU Bright Futures at Ford wait

list, please complete a Bright Futures interest form and return it to your child’s

teacher or the main office.