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The Michigan Education Policy Fellowship Program and The Education Policy Center at Michigan State University are pleased to invite you to the Annual EPFP Alumni Seminar on Thursday, May 22, 2003, at the MSU Kellogg Conference and Hotel Center, Big Ten Room C.




8:30 a.m. Registration


9:30 a.m. Welcome & Introductions, Dan Schultz, Co-Coordinator, Michigan EPFP

David Plank, Co-Director, The Education Policy Center at MSU


9:45 a.m. Setting the Policy Context, David Plank


10:15 a.m. Break


10:30 a.m. Introduction of Speaker: Jacquelyn Thompson, Co-Coordinator, Michigan EPFP
Keynote Address: Nannette Bowler, Director, Michigan Family Independence Agency


11:45 a.m. Recognition & Presentation of the Institute for Educational Leadership's 2003 National Leadership Awards to:

  • Nannette Bowler (EPFP 1992-93) Director, Michigan Family Independence Agency
  • Barbara Markle (EPFP 1993-94) Director, Office of K-12 Outreach,

College of Education, Michigan State University

  • Jacquelyn Thompson (EPFP 1992-93), Director of Special Education & Early Intervention Services, Michigan Department of Education


12:00 p.m. Lunch


1:00 p.m.      Introduction of Speaker: Argelio "Ben" Perez, Co-Coordinator, Michigan EPFP
Keynote Address: David Hollister, Director, Michigan Department of Consumer and Industry Services


2:30 p.m. Break


2:45 p.m. Discussion: The New Policy Landscape & Implications for the Future


4:00 p.m. Alumni Reception (Cash Bar)

6:00 p.m. Adjourn

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Leadership in Continuous Improvement Systems - EPFP Michigan http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/15-current-fellows/meets-archives-02-03/202-leadership-in-continuous-improvement-systems http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/15-current-fellows/meets-archives-02-03/202-leadership-in-continuous-improvement-systems

Leadership in Continuous Improvement Systems

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

The Fellows participating on the Leadership in Continuous Improvement Systems Learning Team are responsible for planning this seminar.


Leadership in Continuous Improvement Systems
Sara Aeschbach, Sylvia Buie, Kathy Brown, Barry Duckham, Broderick Boxley, Diane Holley, Jane Swanson

1:00 – 1:10     Overview and Introduction Kathy Brown, Diane Holley, Broderick Boxley

1:10 – 2:45     Leadership for Continuous School Improvement Dr. Lawrence W. Lezotte, Ph.D.

2:45 – 3:00     Break

3:00 – 3:15     Q & A for Dr. Lezotte

3:15 - 4:20     Panel Discussion: Leadership in Continuous Improvement Systems

Introduction of the Panel: Barry Duckham

  • William Patrick- Director, Office of Professional Development- Michigan Family Independence Agency
  • Nancy Colflesh, Ph.D., Colflesh & Associates, Educational & Organizational Consultant
  • Robert Bee, former Director of Child Welfare Licensing, Michigan Department of Social Services

4:20 – 4:30     Feedback/Evaluation


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Technology Trends: Impacts on Society, Education & Policy

April 28, 2003
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, MSU

The Fellows participating on the Technology Trends: Impacts on Society, Education & Policy Learning Team are responsible for planning this seminar.


Technology Trends: Impacts on Society, Education & Policy
Andrew Henry, Sue Schwartz, Mave Coxon, Mark Urban-Lurain

The Learning Team has used the book CODE and Other Laws of Cyberspace by Lawrence Lessig (Basic Books, 1999) as an organizing framework to explore how technology trends impact our personal and professional lives. Drawing specifically on Chapter 7 "What Things Regulate" the team members and a panel of experts will explore four key constraints: Market Forces, Norms, Policy and Laws, and Architecture that provide a model of regulation. The design and development of the Michigan Virtual High School (MVHS) is used as a case study to explore these constraints in greater depth. See the PowerPoint presentation for additional information.


  1. Introduction & Overview of "The Regulation Model" - Andrew Henry
  2. Overview of the Michigan Virtual High School - Jamey Fitzpatrick
    Regulator 1. Policy, Laws & Implementation: MVHS as a Case Study


  3. Introduction to Regulator 2. Architecture - Sue Schwartz
    Architecture: Needs & Constraints of Online Learning - Barbara Beckmeyer
  4. Break
  5. Introduction to Regulator 3. Norms - Mark Urban-Lurain
    Norms - Economics, Efficiency, Effectiveness & Sustainability - Patrick Dickson
  6. Introduction to Regulator 4. Market - Mave Coxon
    Market - Student Reactions to Online Courses - Deb Overbey
  7. Group Discussion & Questions


Resource Persons:

Mr. Jamey Fitzpatrick (EPFP 1990-91)
Vice President, Development & Education Policy
Michigan Virtual University
3101 Technology Parkway, Suite G
Lansing, MI 48910

Jamey Fitzpatrick has served as a catalyst for change and a champion of innovation in public education. As both an education and technology policy specialist, Mr. Fitzpatrick works with corporations, granting agencies and foundations to enhance MVU fund development activities and to guide educational policy development. Since joining MVU in 1998, Jamey has lead two major statewide initiatives. He planned, organized and lead the implementation of the largest teacher-based deployment of technology in the U.S. Known as the Teacher Technology Initiative (TTI), this $106 million program equipped nearly 90,000 Michigan K-12 educators with a personal computer, software, remote Internet access and Web-based professional development. Jamey has also led the initial design and development of the Michigan Virtual High School (MVHS) project. Since 2000, over 7,800 students have enrolled in online high school courses in Michigan schools.Another 55,000 students have taken advantage of one or more of the MVHS online tools. Jamey served as the director of technology for the Michigan Department of Education, where he was the lead architect of the state’s 1998 technology plan. Jamey also worked for Saginaw Intermediate School District as a REMC Director and in the private sector for Pitney Bowes Corporation. Mr. Fitzpatrick serves on the Board of Directors of Trustees for Olivet College in Olivet, Michigan.

Barbara Truitt Beckmeyer
eProducer & New Media Specialist
Virtual University Design and Technology Group
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48823

Barbara Beckmeyer has been involved with the creation and delivery of online education since 1997 through the Virtual University, Michigan State University. Working with one of the nation’s first experimental models for developing methods of using technology to help facilitate learning proved to be addictive. The ongoing challenges continue as technology advances. Barbara teaches at Lansing Community College, and has been involved as an instructor with both K.L.I.C.K, (Kids learning in Computer Klubhouses), a Federally funded program through the Department of Education at MSU and the Dimensions program developed by the Ingham Intermediate School District Office of Talent Development. Barbara holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and is working towards her Master’s degree in Digital Media Arts and Technology.

Dr. Patrick Dickson
Professor, College of Education
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48823

Patrick Dickson is a professor of educational psychology with interests in human development, multimedia learning environments, and cross-cultural research. His teaching and research activities focus on applying lifespan developmental perspectives to the design of new learning environments. He is also exploring how the Internet can be used to create links among students and teachers around the world, as well as links between schools and out-of-school settings, including homes and science museums. His areas of expertise include Asia, cross-cultural and international uses of technology, curriculum applications of technology, educational technology and planning, the impact of technology on teaching and learning.

Ms. Debra Overbey
High School Library/Media Specialist
Stockbridge Community Schools
Stockbridge, MI 49285

Debra Overbey is one of the Michigan Virtual High School “cyberpioneers,” who began teaching Developing Web Pages in the first semester of MVHS. She has been active in promoting technology in education since introducing the first microcomputer to Stockbridge Community Schools in 1982. She is the Stockbridge High School Library/Media Specialist which involves administration of the media center as well as coordinating the school district’s Internet services, Web site maintenance, technology planning and professional developing, network and hardware maintenance and serving as the liaison for regional technology activity. She has also worked with Merit Network where she collected and reviewed technology-related Web sites for the Michigan Teachers Network site.

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Washington Policy Seminar

April 6-9, 2003








1:00 p.m. -- 1:30 p.m.


Betty Hale and Hunter Moorman, IEL

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.


Norm Ornstein

Senior Resident Scholar

American Enterprise Institute


2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.


2:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.


Harold “Bud” Hodgkinson

Director, Center for Demographic Policy, IEL

4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.



5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Cross-Site Teams


5:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


7:30 p.m. -- 9:30 p.m.


9:00 p.m.

Post-Hunt Celebration


7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.



8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.


Marty Wiseman

Director, Stennis Institute of Government

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.



9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


(A) HEA Reauthorization

(B) IDEA Reauthorization

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.


11:15 a.m. – 12:00 Noon

Cross-Site Teams

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.


“Leadership in the Information Age”

Harlan Cleveland*


2:00 p.m. –  3:00 p.m.


3:00 p.m.– 3:30 p.m.

Free Time/Travel

3:30 p.m. –  5:30 p.m.


Stan Collender

Senior Vice President



5:30 p.m. on


7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.


8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.


Marty Wiseman

Director, Stennis Institute of Government


9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.



9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


Judy Schneider

Senior Analyst, Congressional Research Service


11:00 a.m. -- 7:00 p.m.



7:00 p.m. -- 8:00 p.m.



8:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m.


A satirical political review

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.


8:00 a.m. -- 9:30 a.m.


Ellen Schall*

Dean, Robert F. Wagner School of Public Policy, NYU

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.


9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. CONCURRENT PANELS 

(A) “No Child Left Behind,” Approved State Plans, & Implementation Leadership

(B) “Welfare Reform ‘03: Recent Results and Next Steps”

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon



12:00 Noon – 12:15 p.m.


Betty Hale and Hunter Moorman, IEL


12:15 p.m.




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Problem Solving Simulations - EPFP Michigan http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/15-current-fellows/meets-archives-02-03/199-problem-solving-simulations42 http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/15-current-fellows/meets-archives-02-03/199-problem-solving-simulations42

Problem Solving Simulations

March 31, 2003
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kellogg Ctr., MSU

The Fellows will experience and discuss specific assessment instruments to better understand and practice the behaviors and skills that contribute to effective group problem solving and decision making in organizations. Through participation in these exercises, individuals experience how certain behaviors can positively or negatively affect the performance of a group working to solve a common problem.

Fellows and Coordinators will also review and discuss the agenda for the 2003 Washington Policy Seminar.

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Leadership Styles & Implementing Change - EPFP Michigan http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/15-current-fellows/meets-archives-02-03/198-leadership-styles-a-implementing-change http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/15-current-fellows/meets-archives-02-03/198-leadership-styles-a-implementing-change

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 - EPFP Michigan http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/15-current-fellows/meets-archives-02-03/196-teacher-quality http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/15-current-fellows/meets-archives-02-03/196-teacher-quality

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

Dr. Amy Colton, Past President MI Staff Development Council
Mr. Andrew Crawford, Executive Director, Education for Employment & Secondary Education, Kalamazoo Public Schools
Ms. Carmen Fahie, System Coordination Analyst, Michigan Family Independence Agency
Mrs. Susan Gutierrez, 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.

Victor Marsh
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.
Cheryl Poole
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.

Nancy Schwartz
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"
http://www.edweek.org- See Quality Teaching
http://www.ascd.org/ - See Retaining and Recruiting Teachers

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Implications of No Child Left Behind: Opportunities & Challenges - EPFP Michigan http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/15-current-fellows/meets-archives-02-03/195-implications-of-no-child-left-behind-opportunities-a-challenges http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/15-current-fellows/meets-archives-02-03/195-implications-of-no-child-left-behind-opportunities-a-challenges

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.


Click here to see an updated Learning Team Agenda.

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