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Kelly Vigants

Kelly Vigants

Assistant Professor
School of Education
Phone: (231) 591-3183
Email: [email protected]


  • PhD, Western Michigan University, Education and Human Developement
  • EdS, Grand Valley State University, Educational Leadership
  • MEd, Grand Valley State University, Early Childhood Education
  • BS, Grand Valley State University, Behavioral Science, Sociology


I have been an early childhood educator for over 20 years. I have had various roles including preschool teacher, child care center director, consultant, literacy coordinator, and parent educator. I have taught as an adjunct at many local higher education institutions, and I am a first generation college graduate. I have a Masters degree in Early Childhood, a Specialist degree in Educational Leadership, graduate certification in Kinship Care, and I plan to graduate with my doctorate in Education and Human Development in 2020. I am looking forward to working with, and encouraging, early education students at Ferris State University.


  • Oral Presentation
    Vigants, K. (Author & Presenter), Michigan Association of School Boards Winter Institute, "Creating School Policy with a Trauma-Sensitive Approach," (February 2020).
  • Oral Presentation
    Vigants, K. (Presenter), Michigan Head Start Association, "Mental Health in the Workplace: Staff Wellness in Action," (February 2020).