Academics & Arts

Middle School Teachers

Josh Vandermeulen



My name is Josh Vander Meulen, and I feel blessed to have joined the Glen Lake teaching staff as a PE/Health teacher. Before becoming a Laker, I previously taught at Northport for the past eleven (11) years. My teaching philosophy is based on the idea that every student has parents that want the best for them, and it is my job to provide an experience in PE that excites them to be active both in and out of the gym.

I have personally lived in Leelanau County for eight (8) years, but my family has been residents for over 100 years. I often have to reflect on how fortunate I am to call this area my home. My immediate family consists of my wife Lena, my son Joseph (5 - Grade K), my daughter May (3 - Future Laker), and our Labradoodle Oakley. Our top activity is sharing time with the people in our lives. On top of this, we like to move, and are open to all activities that keep us in motion. I look forward to meeting all of you in the coming years in school, at extracurricular events, or at various venues across the area!