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Leadership Styles & Implementing Change

March 17, 2003
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, MSU

The Fellows participating on the Leadership Styles & Implementing Change Learning Team have planned this seminar.


Leadership Styles & Implementing Change Learning Team Members
Donna Whitley, Barry Reinink, Julie Stark, Kristen Lund, Barbara Campbell, Val Vitols


I.  Introduction

II.  Leadership Qualities 
"You and Your Ethics"
Mr. Barry Reinink, Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Development

III.  Ethical Self Evaluation

IV.  Leadership Orientations
Mr. Barry Reinink, Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Development

V.  Break

VI.  Debriefing

VII.  Mr. Larry Beckon, Michigan Department of Transportation
"Organizational Culture and How It Impacts Leadership and Change"

Larry, who works for the Michigan Department of Transportation, has had several careers in state government, all different, all challenging and all rewarding. Even though this was years ago, he can tell you how much fun it is to operate a multi-million dollar information technology operation in an environment where approval by a joint legislative committee is required for every purchase of equipment costing $25,000 or more. For the past few years, he has focused attention on helping the Michigan DOT (and others in state government) continually improve. Larry believes that improving quality is the way to improve government, to increase stakeholder satisfaction and to increase satisfaction of staff members. Improving quality requires focusing on what leaders do and how the entire organization must work together. Larry has no title, seeing that as "liberating" and leading to interesting reactions.

VIII.  Mr. Kurt Weiss, Communications Director
Michigan Department of Information Technology
"Lessons Learned: Implementation of Change at Michigan State Police"

IX.  Break

X.  Dr. Jacque Thompson, Director 
Special Education and Early Intervention Services
Michigan Department of Education 
"Lessons Learned During the Implementation of Change"

XI.  Wrap-up

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Michigan Policy Seminar

March 12, 2003
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
State Capitol
Room 404


9:30 - 9:40 AM
Welcome and Introduction
Michigan EPFP Coordinators

9:45 - 10:15 AM
House Democratic Caucus Agenda
State Representative Paul Gieleghem
Minority Vice Chair, House Education Committee

10:15 - 11:00 AM
House Republican Caucus Agenda
Mr. David Seitz
Deputy Director & Policy Development Coordinator
House Republican Policy Office

11:00 - 11:45 AM
Senate Democratic Caucus Agenda
State Senator Martha Scott
Member, Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on School Aid

12:00 - 1:15 PM

1:30 - 2:00 PM
Senate Republican Caucus Agenda
State Senator Wayne Kuipers
Chair, Senate Education Committee

2:00 - 2:45 PM
Current Issues in Higher Education
Dr. Michael Boulus (EPFP 1976-77)
Executive Director
Presidents Council State Universities of Michigan

2:45 - 3:30 PM
Policy Issues Facing K-12 Schools
Mr. Don Wotruba (EPFP 1998-99)
Director of Legislative Affairs
Michigan Association of School Boards

3:30 - 4:00 PM
Forum Wrap-up
Fellows and Coordinators

4:00 PM

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Teacher Quality

February 10, 2003
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, MSU

Every child has a caring and competent teacher by 2005-2006.

The success of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 will not come from Washington or the State of Michigan. The success of the legislation will be measured by the success of schoolchildren, and this will only come with good decisions, made one-by-one, at the local level. For this reason, society must  move beyond the letter of the law to understand what teacher quality really is and to critically consider how best to ensure caring and competent teachers for all students with special emphasis on the urban and rural situation.

Fellows will critically examine the vision of various organizations and how they believe they can affect the way we find, prepare, and retain high quality teachers in urban, rural and suburban districts. What is a Quality Teacher? How can we bring Quality Teachers to all children? How can local organizations recruit, train and retain high quality teachers? Can recent legislation or any of these groups significantly improve the knowledge and skills of teachers so that all children are provided a Quality Teacher?


Resource Persons

Teacher Quality Learning Team Members

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Past President MI Staff Development Council
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This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 2002-03 Michigan Teacher of the Year on sabbatical with the Michigan Department of Education

Dr. Jacqueline Brayman
Associate Director
Ball Foundation

Dr. Jacqueline Brayman currently works as Associate Director of Michigan Education Initiatives for The Ball Foundation. The Foundation's goal is to increase school districts' capacity to improve student learning, define the educational agenda and engage the community in the growth of all children. In her prior work she served as Assistant Superintendent for the Wyoming Public Schools, Director of Special Education for the Sparta Area Schools, Assistant Principal for the Kent Occupational High School, Teacher Consultant in the Wyoming Public Schools and a teacher in the Grand Rapids Public Schools. Jacqueline holds a Ed.D. from Western Michigan University in Educational Leadership, a M.A. in Special Education from Michigan State University, and a B.A. from Michigan State University in Fine Arts, Elementary and Special Education.

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CEO & Chairman
The Victor Marsh Group (VMG)
Since 1999 Victor Marsh has managed a thriving consulting practice that includes the following client roster: Detroit Public Schools; Schools of the Twenty-First Century; Wayne County Government; Citadel Financial Services of Atlanta; WQBH Radio; M2I; MMIM; Julian C. Madison Foundation; LEAD PAC; Superior Consultant Holdings Corporation of Southfield, MI;  Region Two Area Agency on Aging (Hillsdale, Lenawee, and Jackson Counties); the Michigan Department of Community Health and The Department of Health & Human Services, Internal Revenue Service  and the National Organization of Black County Officials (a collaborative project in seven states). Mr. Marsh has more than 20 years experience in government relations, legislative lobbying, labor relations and human resources management, strategic planning, community advocacy and policy analysis. Previously he served as Director of Administration and Chief Operating Officer, Wayne County Government, Lobbyist, Detroit Board of Education, Personnel Bureau Chief, Detroit Police Department and Secretary of the Board Detroit Board of Water Commissioners. He earned a BA in Industrial and Labor Relations from the University of Michigan.
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Consultant for Professional Development
Michigan Department of Education

Cheryl L. Poole is currently the Consultant for Professional Development for the Michigan Department of Education. She taught high school art and humanities for 7 ½ years and worked for 9 years at one of Michigan's regional education service centers (ISDs) providing professional development for K-12 teachers and facilitating school improvement efforts at the local district level. Her work at the ISD was followed by 3 years as Director of Education Initiatives for ArtServe Michigan, a statewide arts organization.

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Director, State and Local Relations
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
26555 Evergreen Road Suite 400
Southfield, Michigan 48076

Ms. Schwartz opens conversations about the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and National Board Certification® with state and local policy makers across the country.  She joined the National Board as a teacher consultant in 1998, became a member of the NBPTS staff in 1999, and was appointed Director of State and Local Relations in December 2001. In her work, Ms. Schwartz directs an eighteen member staff, which works directly with state legislators, gubernatorial offices, and other state and local school district policymakers to encourage adoption of legislation and enactment of policies, which strengthen teaching and expand opportunities for teachers to seek National Board Certification. 

An independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, which is governed by a 63-member board of directors, the majority of whom are classroom teachers, NBPTS was founded in 1987, and is dedicated to raising the level of teaching excellence throughout the United States. Currently, there are almost 24,000 National Board Certified Teachers nationwide.

Ms. Schwartz has over twenty-five years in education and public policy as a classroom teacher, local elected official, state association president, and deputy chief of staff to former Michigan Governor James J. Blanchard. She earned her bachelor’s degree in education and her master’s degree in business education from Central Michigan University. She completed additional graduate studies at Michigan State University. Ms. Schwartz has been married to her husband, Dennis, for 25 years and has a twelve year-old son.


1:00 pm     Introductory Exercise - Sue Gutierrez

1:05 pm History of Teacher Quality - Amy Colton

1:20 pm Individual Teacher Quality - Carmen Fahie

1:55 pm MDE Position on Teacher Quality - Cheryl Poole, Michigan Department of Education

2:15 pm Video Clip - Ferris Beuhler's Day Off - Sue Gutierrez

2:30 pm     Break

2:45 pm Panel Introduction - Amy Colton

Jacqueline Brayman, Ball Foundation
Nancy Austin Schwartz, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
Victor Marsh, The Victor Marsh Group
Andrew Crawford, Kalamazoo Public Schools

3:50 pm Questions & Discussion - Sue Gutierrez, Amy Colton, & Carmen Fahie

4:20 pm     Group Reflection & Wrap-up - Andrew Crawford

5:00 pm     Adjourn

Addendum Articles in Order as They Appear:

Michigan State Board of Education.  Policies on Ensuring Excellent Educators.  11 April 2002.
Carter, Gene. ASCD Statement on Teacher Quality.  13 June 2002.
Olson, Lynn.  The Great DivideEducation Week.  9 January 2003.
State Policies to Attract and Retain Qualified Teachers.  Graph.  Education Week.  9 January 2003.
Highly Qualified Teachers.  Graph.  Education Week.  9 January 2003.
What is a Teacher?  poem by Barbara Cage.
Additional Reading:
Guskey, Thomas.  Research Needs to Link Professional Development and Student Learning.  Journal of Staff Development. Spring 1997 vol. 18, no. 2.
Keller, Bess.  Leaders in Business and Education Take Up Improvement of Teachers.  Education Week.  22 January 2003.
Mathews, Jay.  Teaching Schools Forced to Rethink Approach.  Washington Post.  14 January 2003.
Schouten, Fredreka.  What Traits do Good Teachers Share?  Gannett News Service.  30 December
Voke, Heather.  Understanding and Responding to the Teacher Shortage.  ASCD Infobrief.  May  
Voke, Heather.  What do we Know About Sanctions and Rewards?  ASCD Infobrief.  October 2002.
http://www.EdTrust.Org/ See Research on "Quality Teaching/Recruiting Highly Qualified Teachers" See Quality Teaching - See Retaining and Recruiting Teachers

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Implications of No Child Left Behind: 
Opportunities & Challenges

January 27, 2003
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, MSU

This session will explore the implications, opportunities and challenges of the federal No Child Left Behind Act legislation. This interactive seminar will begin with some historical background and examine several key issues, including adequately yearly progress, assessment, the impact on urban schools, the positive effects of the legislation, and the impact on Michigan schools. The Fellows will explore their perceptions and possible communication strategies to impact local communities.


Resource Persons:

EPFP Learning Team Members:
Guy Blackburn, Oakland Schools
Linda Burroughs, Flint Community Schools
Kathy Golinski, Oakland Schools
Shari Krishnan, Michigan Special Education Advisory Council
Mike Matlosz, Gratiot Isabella RESD

Paul Bielawski (EPFP 1983-84)
Special Assistant for Underperforming Schools
Michigan Department of Education

Paul Bielawski has background in educational policy, curriculum, school reform, history of education, and technology. He has degrees from Albion College and the University of Michigan. Paul has a career that spans almost 25 years with the Michigan Department of Education. He has worked with the curriculum, grants and bilingual units of the Department. His current title is Special Assistant for Underperforming Schools.  His responsibilities include accreditation, coordination of assistance to low performing schools, school improvement and school reform.  He has coordinated development of Michigan's accreditation school system in Education YES!  A Yardstick for Excellent Schools.

Dr. Ernie Bauer
Consultant for Research, Evaluation & Assessment 
Oakland Schools

Ernie Bauer is a Consultant for Research, Evaluation and Assessment at Oakland Schools in Waterford, Michigan. He has been in his current position since August 1974. He earned his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Applied Research from Kansas State University in 1974. He has spent most of his career helping educators get and use data that help them do their jobs better. He has also worked extensively with the media to help the public gain a better understanding of educational testing results. He has made over 70 presentations about testing and research at regional, state and national conferences.

Dr. Herbert S. Moyer
Michigan State Board of Education
Dr. Herb Moyer has served in numerous leadership roles in Michigan's public school system. He has served as a teacher, school administrator and as Superintendent of the Bedford Schools. A resident of Temperance Michigan, he was elected to the State Board of Education in 1996. His term of office expires in January 2005. Dr. Moyer holds a BA from Western Michigan University, a MA from Columbia University and an Ed.D from Wayne State University.


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Ethics, Values & Morality

January 6, 2003
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, MSU

The first part of this seminar will examine how ethics, values and morality impact leadership and individual behavior in both public and private sector organizations. We will examine how certain historical rules guide our conduct and lead each of us to make deliberate choices in our personal and professional lives. We will explore a number of contemporary examples of positive and negative ethical behavior and discuss recent attempts by leaders to instill new ethical standards in government, corporations and organizations.

Session A Resource Person:

Dr. Henry J. Hastings
Acting Director
Michigan Institute for Safe Schools & Communities
Michigan State University
College of Education
Michigan State University
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Dr. Henry J. Hastings is currently the Acting Director of the Michigan Institute for Safe Schools and Communities, which is located in the College of Education at Michigan State University. The Institute, once fully established, will coordinate public and private efforts to create and maintain safe and drug-free learning environments that foster academic achievement, pursuant to the demands of the recently enacted No Child Left Behind Act. In addition to this responsibility, Dr. Hastings is a policy advisor to the Office of Drug Control Policy, an office within the Michigan Department of Community Health.

Dr. Hastings is an attorney and has a doctorate from the University of Michigan in Educational Foundations and Policy, with an emphasis in values, ethics, and morality in educational policy. For the past decade he has been an adjunct M.B.A. professor at Oakland University where he has taught the introductory business ethics course, The Legal Environment of Business, and a business ethics seminar. During the course of his professional career Dr. Hastings has been a high school teacher, an assistant juvenile court prosecutor in two of Michigan's largest counties, Wayne and Oakland, a guardian ad litem for neglected and abused children, and a successful businessman and practicing attorney. He has a keen interest in ethical issues and has had the opportunity to study with the then resident philosopher of the University of Michigan Medical School. As a result, he has an active interest in the profound ethical issues emanating from human genome research. He has assisted a prominent bioethics think tank, The Hastings Center (no relation!), plan and present a national and international bioethics seminar for leading scholars in the area of bioethics. Due to his broad and diverse background as an educator, lawyer, and businessman, he is an advocate of the importance of having a moral point of view, particularly when considering and developing educational policy and practice.

Session B:
The Fellows will continue to work in Learning Teams on their scheduled presentations.

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