Home - EPFP Michigan http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/24-epfp-programs/epfp-programs 2016-02-22T17:16:35+00:00 Education Policy Fellowship Program epfp@msu.edu Joomla! - Open Source Content Management President's Education Forum February 22 2011 - EPFP Michigan 2011-03-22T23:51:04+00:00 2011-03-22T23:51:04+00:00 http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/24-epfp-programs/epfp-programs/262-peffeb222011 <center> <h1 style="font-size: 23px;">President's Education Forum</h1> <h1 align="center"><b>Physical Activity Benefits Learning: </b></h1> <h1 align="center"><b>Implications for Policy Makers</b></h1> <br /></center><center> <table style="text-align: left;" border="1" cellpadding="12" width="50%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="font-size: 13px;"> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center"><b>February 22, 2011<br /></b>12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br /><a style="text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.radissondestinationguide.com/locationMap.process/OID_EB39EA2D/?hotelCode=LANSING" target="_blank">Radisson Hotel, Lansing<br /></a></p> <p>This forum will address known links between physical activity and academic performance, with a clear emphasis on student achievement. It will reflect data obtained from local sources and national sources, and it will focus on salient points necessary for policy makers to understand while making crucial decisions regarding K-12 student outcomes.</p> <p>Dr. Karin Pfeiffer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and faculty in the Center for Physical Activity and Health at Michigan State University.  She has been studying physical activity and health-related fitness in children and youth for the past 14 years. She has experience working on grant-funded research with age groups ranging from preschool through high school. Her main areas of expertise are in measurement of physical activity and interventions to increase physical activity. Dr. Pfeiffer is currently engaged in research examining associations between physical activity and academic performance in Michigan elementary school children.</p> <p> </p> <p>For more information, contact Dr. Barbara Markle, Assistant Dean, Office of K-12 Outreach, Michigan State University, 517.353.8950.</p> <br /> <p> </p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </center> <table style="text-align: left;" width="85%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="font-size: 13px;"> <p><strong>Resource Person</strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;" align="center">Karin Allor Pfeiffer, Ph.D., FACSM, Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, Center for Physical Activity and Health, Michigan State University</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="font-size: 13px;"><br /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p align="left"> </p> <center></center> <p><b><a style="text-decoration: underline;" href="http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/component/content/article/8/8-mi-epfp-monthly-meetings-2010-11">Back to the Monthly Meetings Calendar</a></b></p> <p> </p> <br /> <center> <h1 style="font-size: 23px;">President's Education Forum</h1> <h1 align="center"><b>Physical Activity Benefits Learning: </b></h1> <h1 align="center"><b>Implications for Policy Makers</b></h1> <br /></center><center> <table style="text-align: left;" border="1" cellpadding="12" width="50%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="font-size: 13px;"> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center"><b>February 22, 2011<br /></b>12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br /><a style="text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.radissondestinationguide.com/locationMap.process/OID_EB39EA2D/?hotelCode=LANSING" target="_blank">Radisson Hotel, Lansing<br /></a></p> <p>This forum will address known links between physical activity and academic performance, with a clear emphasis on student achievement. It will reflect data obtained from local sources and national sources, and it will focus on salient points necessary for policy makers to understand while making crucial decisions regarding K-12 student outcomes.</p> <p>Dr. Karin Pfeiffer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and faculty in the Center for Physical Activity and Health at Michigan State University.  She has been studying physical activity and health-related fitness in children and youth for the past 14 years. She has experience working on grant-funded research with age groups ranging from preschool through high school. Her main areas of expertise are in measurement of physical activity and interventions to increase physical activity. Dr. Pfeiffer is currently engaged in research examining associations between physical activity and academic performance in Michigan elementary school children.</p> <p> </p> <p>For more information, contact Dr. Barbara Markle, Assistant Dean, Office of K-12 Outreach, Michigan State University, 517.353.8950.</p> <br /> <p> </p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </center> <table style="text-align: left;" width="85%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="font-size: 13px;"> <p><strong>Resource Person</strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;" align="center">Karin Allor Pfeiffer, Ph.D., FACSM, Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, Center for Physical Activity and Health, Michigan State University</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="font-size: 13px;"><br /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p align="left"> </p> <center></center> <p><b><a style="text-decoration: underline;" href="component/content/article/8/8-mi-epfp-monthly-meetings-2010-11">Back to the Monthly Meetings Calendar</a></b></p> <p> </p> <br /> President's Education Forum April 19 2011 - EPFP Michigan 2011-03-22T22:51:40+00:00 2011-03-22T22:51:40+00:00 http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/24-epfp-programs/epfp-programs/261-pefapril192011 <center> <h1 style="font-size: 23px;">President's Education Forum</h1> <h1>The Ever-Changing Federal Role in Shaping Educational Policy:</h1> <h1>Implications for Local and State Educational Leaders</h1> </center><center> <table style="text-align: left;" border="1" cellpadding="12" width="50%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="font-size: 13px;"> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center"><b>April 19, 2011<br /></b>12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br /><a style="text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.radissondestinationguide.com/locationMap.process/OID_EB39EA2D/?hotelCode=LANSING" target="_blank">Radisson Hotel, Lansing<br /></a></p> <p>You are invited to attend the second in the 2011 series of Michigan State University President's Education Forums sponsored by Lou Anna Simon, President, and the College of Education.  These forums will focus on topics identified by public policy leaders as important to making informed decisions.  In previous years, participants have found the forums to be of significant value to their work.</p> <p> </p> <p><b>The forum will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at the Radisson Hotel, located at 111 North Grand Avenue, Lansing.  A buffet lunch will begin at 11:15 a.m.  The program will start at 12:00 p.m. and will adjourn promptly at 1 p.m.</b> The featured speaker will be Michael Usdan.  Mr. Usdan’s presentation, "The Ever-Changing Federal Role in Shaping Educational Policy: Implications for Local and State Educational Leaders," will focus upon a series of contemporary issues relating to the recent growth of federal influence in shaping educational policy and its implications for school leadership at the local and state levels. Please see the attached flyer for greater detail.  Also, you may call (517) 353-8950 for additional information regarding the forums.</p> <p>We hope you will join us on Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at the Radisson Hotel.  Please return the RSVP form by Tuesday, April 12. There is no charge for this program; however, if you RSVP but find you must cancel, please call us at (517) 353-8950 before Thursday, April 7.  We will appreciate your notification, as the college is responsible for all luncheon costs.</p> <p> </p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </center> <table style="text-align: left;" width="85%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="font-size: 13px;"> <p><strong>Resource Person</strong></p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;">Michael D. Usdan, Senior Fellow, Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, D.C.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="font-size: 13px;"><br /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p align="left"> </p> <center></center> <p><b><a style="text-decoration: underline;" href="http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/component/content/article/8/8-mi-epfp-monthly-meetings-2010-11">Back to the Monthly Meetings Calendar</a></b></p> <center> <h1 style="font-size: 23px;">President's Education Forum</h1> <h1>The Ever-Changing Federal Role in Shaping Educational Policy:</h1> <h1>Implications for Local and State Educational Leaders</h1> </center><center> <table style="text-align: left;" border="1" cellpadding="12" width="50%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="font-size: 13px;"> <p style="text-align: center;" align="center"><b>April 19, 2011<br /></b>12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br /><a style="text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.radissondestinationguide.com/locationMap.process/OID_EB39EA2D/?hotelCode=LANSING" target="_blank">Radisson Hotel, Lansing<br /></a></p> <p>You are invited to attend the second in the 2011 series of Michigan State University President's Education Forums sponsored by Lou Anna Simon, President, and the College of Education.  These forums will focus on topics identified by public policy leaders as important to making informed decisions.  In previous years, participants have found the forums to be of significant value to their work.</p> <p> </p> <p><b>The forum will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at the Radisson Hotel, located at 111 North Grand Avenue, Lansing.  A buffet lunch will begin at 11:15 a.m.  The program will start at 12:00 p.m. and will adjourn promptly at 1 p.m.</b> The featured speaker will be Michael Usdan.  Mr. Usdan’s presentation, "The Ever-Changing Federal Role in Shaping Educational Policy: Implications for Local and State Educational Leaders," will focus upon a series of contemporary issues relating to the recent growth of federal influence in shaping educational policy and its implications for school leadership at the local and state levels. Please see the attached flyer for greater detail.  Also, you may call (517) 353-8950 for additional information regarding the forums.</p> <p>We hope you will join us on Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at the Radisson Hotel.  Please return the RSVP form by Tuesday, April 12. There is no charge for this program; however, if you RSVP but find you must cancel, please call us at (517) 353-8950 before Thursday, April 7.  We will appreciate your notification, as the college is responsible for all luncheon costs.</p> <p> </p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </center> <table style="text-align: left;" width="85%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="font-size: 13px;"> <p><strong>Resource Person</strong></p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;">Michael D. Usdan, Senior Fellow, Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, D.C.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="font-size: 13px;"><br /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p align="left"> </p> <center></center> <p><b><a style="text-decoration: underline;" href="component/content/article/8/8-mi-epfp-monthly-meetings-2010-11">Back to the Monthly Meetings Calendar</a></b></p> Elizabeth L. Hale - EPFP Michigan 2010-10-07T00:11:29+00:00 2010-10-07T00:11:29+00:00 http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/24-epfp-programs/epfp-programs/142-elizabeth-l-hale <center style="font-family: Times; line-height: normal; font-size: medium;"> <h2>EPFP Bios:  <i>Elizabeth L. Hale</i></h2> </center><center style="font-family: Times; line-height: normal; font-size: medium;"> <table border="1" cellpadding="12" width="80%"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="66%"> <p align="center"><b>Elizabeth L. Hale<br /></b>Institute for Educational Leadership, Inc. <br />1001 Connecticut Ave. N.W. <br />Suite 310 <br />Washington, DC 20036 <br />(202) 822-8405 Ext. 37 <br />(202) 822-4050 Fax <a href="mailto:HaleB@iel.org"><br />HaleB@iel.org</a> <br /><a href="http://www.iel.org/" target="_blank">http://www.iel.org</a></p> <p align="left">Elizabeth L. "Betty" Hale began her association with the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) as a fellow in its flagship year-long leadership development activity, the Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP), in 1973-74. Eventually, she became the national director of EPFP in 1981 and the Vice President of IEL in 1987. She became President of IEL on July 1, 2001.</p> <p align="left">Prior to joining IEL, Betty Hale's various professional experiences included serving as an education budget analyst in the Governor's Office, State of Illinois, as director of training programs for Head Start in the regional office of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and at the state level in West Virginia. She began her career as a public school teacher in Springfield, Ohio and taught with the Department of Defense Education Activity-including tours of duty in Japan, Ethiopia, Turkey and Italy. Ms. Hale's work has always focused on trying to create and implement initiatives that build bridges among the research, policy and practice worlds and connect policy and practice to leaders and their networks. Through her work with the Education Policy Fellowship Program and other ongoing IEL activities, she has stayed connected to a growing network of policy makers and practitioners across the country. She also is involved in the work of the National Clearinghouse for Comprehensive School Reform, a partnership of three organizations: IEL, the Council for Basic Education and The George Washington University; with the U.S. Department of Education and its efforts to create a national network of school-based leaders to advise the Department on policy and program issues, and with the Appalachia Educational Laboratory, the regional laboratory serving Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee, and its efforts to develop individuals external to schools who can help schools engage successfully in comprehensive school reform.</p> <p align="left">A graduate of the University of Kentucky, Betty Hale holds graduate degrees from Harvard University's Graduate School of Education (Ed.M.) and John F. Kennedy School of Government (M.P.A.). She has served as a member and as president of the School of Education's elected Alumni Council. Currently, she is a member of the Board of Directors of Gryphon House, Inc., an early childhood publishing company, and serves on the Stakeholder Committee of the Laboratory for Student Success, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory; the Board of Overseers of the National Youth Employment Coalition's New Leaders Academy; and the College of Education's Dean's Council at the University of Kentucky.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </center> <center style="font-family: Times; line-height: normal; font-size: medium;"> <h2>EPFP Bios:  <i>Elizabeth L. Hale</i></h2> </center><center style="font-family: Times; line-height: normal; font-size: medium;"> <table border="1" cellpadding="12" width="80%"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="66%"> <p align="center"><b>Elizabeth L. Hale<br /></b>Institute for Educational Leadership, Inc. <br />1001 Connecticut Ave. N.W. <br />Suite 310 <br />Washington, DC 20036 <br />(202) 822-8405 Ext. 37 <br />(202) 822-4050 Fax <a href="mailto:HaleB@iel.org"><br />HaleB@iel.org</a> <br /><a href="http://www.iel.org/" target="_blank">http://www.iel.org</a></p> <p align="left">Elizabeth L. "Betty" Hale began her association with the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) as a fellow in its flagship year-long leadership development activity, the Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP), in 1973-74. Eventually, she became the national director of EPFP in 1981 and the Vice President of IEL in 1987. She became President of IEL on July 1, 2001.</p> <p align="left">Prior to joining IEL, Betty Hale's various professional experiences included serving as an education budget analyst in the Governor's Office, State of Illinois, as director of training programs for Head Start in the regional office of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and at the state level in West Virginia. She began her career as a public school teacher in Springfield, Ohio and taught with the Department of Defense Education Activity-including tours of duty in Japan, Ethiopia, Turkey and Italy. Ms. Hale's work has always focused on trying to create and implement initiatives that build bridges among the research, policy and practice worlds and connect policy and practice to leaders and their networks. Through her work with the Education Policy Fellowship Program and other ongoing IEL activities, she has stayed connected to a growing network of policy makers and practitioners across the country. She also is involved in the work of the National Clearinghouse for Comprehensive School Reform, a partnership of three organizations: IEL, the Council for Basic Education and The George Washington University; with the U.S. Department of Education and its efforts to create a national network of school-based leaders to advise the Department on policy and program issues, and with the Appalachia Educational Laboratory, the regional laboratory serving Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee, and its efforts to develop individuals external to schools who can help schools engage successfully in comprehensive school reform.</p> <p align="left">A graduate of the University of Kentucky, Betty Hale holds graduate degrees from Harvard University's Graduate School of Education (Ed.M.) and John F. Kennedy School of Government (M.P.A.). She has served as a member and as president of the School of Education's elected Alumni Council. Currently, she is a member of the Board of Directors of Gryphon House, Inc., an early childhood publishing company, and serves on the Stakeholder Committee of the Laboratory for Student Success, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory; the Board of Overseers of the National Youth Employment Coalition's New Leaders Academy; and the College of Education's Dean's Council at the University of Kentucky.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </center> Historical Background: Michigan EPFP Milestones - EPFP Michigan 2010-10-06T18:00:26+00:00 2010-10-06T18:00:26+00:00 http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/24-epfp-programs/epfp-programs/109-historical-background-michigan-epfp-milestones <h3><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Historical Background:  Michigan EPFP Milestones</span></h3> <table border="0" width="75%" cellspacing="11" cellpadding="11"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"><b>1975</b></td> <td>Michigan program begins. National program shifts emphasis from internships in Washington to in-service programs in selected state sites. Carl Candoli and Matthew Prophet become Michigan Coordinators.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"><b>1976</b></td> <td>Initial State Policy Seminar convened in Michigan; Illinois, Minnesota, and Ohio sites participate. The seminar becomes prototype for one of EPFP's two annual national meetings.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"><b>1977</b></td> <td>Betty Hale hired as Assistant Director, EPFP.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"><b>1978</b></td> <td>Carl Candoli leaves Lansing School District. Metthew Prophet becomes Lansing School Superintendent. <a href="http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=106:michigan-epfp-coordinators&amp;catid=1"><strong>Ben Perez</strong></a> takes Candoli's place as Michigan coordinator.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"><strong>1979</strong></td> <td>Michigan begins recruiting fellows from broader mix of educational institutions (i.e., colleges and universities, community colleges, and education associations.)</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"><strong>1980-81</strong></td> <td>Detroit selected as the first host site in Michigan for national forum. First off-site visits scheduled to the capitol in Lansing; magnet schools in Detroit; private schools in Windsor, Ontario; and the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Off-site visits become part of all national-level sessions.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"><strong>1981</strong></td> <td>National office amicably severs ties with George Washington University and incorporates as IEL (Institute for Educational Leadership). Matthew Prophet leaves to assume Superintendency of Portland Public Schools. <a href="http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=106:michigan-epfp-coordinators&amp;catid=1"><strong>Dan Schultz</strong></a> becomes EPFP coordinator. National program expands to California and Texas. Ben Perez helps establish new sites. Betty Hale becomes Director of the EPFP. Michael Usdan joins<strong> <a href="http://www.iel.org" target="_blank">IEL</a></strong> as President.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"><strong>1982-83</strong></td> <td>Michigan selected as one of five IEL pilot program sites to host annual alumni conferences and policy seminars.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"><strong>1983-84</strong></td> <td>Michigan opens program up to non-educators (i.e., fellows from human services agencies, non-profits, and the private sector). State Policy Seminar becomes the Leadership Forum in an effort to reflect the changing professional nature of fellows in Michigan and other state sites.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"><strong>1987-89</strong></td> <td>National program expands to Missouri (1987), and Arizona (1989).</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"><strong>1994</strong></td> <td>National EPFP program celebrates thirtieth year of operation.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"><strong>1995</strong></td> <td>Fellows given Internet E-mail address to enable them to discuss policy initiatives outside traditional meetings and help fellows maintain electronic contact. The <a href="http://www.iel.org/">IEL</a>, <a href="http://www.educ.msu.edu/epfp/default.htm">Michigan</a> and <a href="http://coe.ilstu.edu/epfp/" target="_blank">Illinois</a> sites added Internet World-Wide Web pages. Michigan EPFP forges new affiliation with<a href="http://www.educ.msu.edu/" target="_blank"> <strong>MSU's College of Education</strong></a>. Reasons for change include:<ol> <li>a broadened sponsor base,</li> <li>increased name recognition and visibility for the program, and</li> <li>most other state sites affilitate with universities.</li> </ol></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"><strong>1996</strong></td> <td>Michigan EPFP utilizes telecommunications technology to link participants in East Lansing and Dearborn for the EPFP's first video conference.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"><strong>1998</strong></td> <td><a href="http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=106:michigan-epfp-coordinators&amp;catid=1"><b>Jacquelyn Thompson</b></a> becomes Michigan EPFP coordinator.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"><strong>1999</strong></td> <td>The Michigan Virtual University (<a href="http://www.mivu.org" target="_blank">MVU</a>), the Michigan EPFP and the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce cosponsor a Leadership &amp; Policy Seminar designed to expand skills while introducing business and community leaders to on-line learning technologies. EPFP participants examined policy issues important to SE Michigan and participated in the Detroit Regional Chamber's Leadership Policy Conference held on Mackinac Island. <p>National EPFP program celebrates 35th year of operation.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"><strong>2000</strong></td> <td>Michigan EPFP celebrates 25th year of programming. <p>National program expands to Pennsylvania.</p> <p>Hunter Moorman appointed EPFP National Director.</p> <p>Michigan EPFP adopts <a href="http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=18:learning-team-information&amp;catid=4">Learning Team</a> format for increased fellow participation.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"><b>2001</b></td> <td>Michigan EPFP launches re-designed Website replacing the original site developed in 1995.  The new Website is more interactive, which permits easy access to alumni, current fellows, and prospective fellows and sponsors. <p><a href="http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=142:elizabeth-l-hale&amp;catid=1"><b>Betty Hale</b></a> appointed President of IEL.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"><b>2002</b></td> <td>Michigan EPFP uses <i><a href="http://www.blackboard.com/" target="_blank">Blackboard</a></i> discussion tool to facilitate <a href="http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=18:learning-team-information&amp;catid=4">Learning Team</a> interaction.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"><b>2004</b></td> <td>National EPFP program celebrates 40th year of operation. <p>National EPFP program expands to South Carolina.</p> <p><b><a href="http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=106:michigan-epfp-coordinators&amp;catid=1">Yvonne Caamal Canul</a></b> becomes Michigan EPFP coordinator.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"><b>2005</b></td> <td>Michigan EPFP program celebrates 30th year of operation.<br /> Douglas Brattebo appointed EPFP National Director.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"><strong>2006</strong></td> <td>Michigan EPFP becomes formally affiliated with the Education Policy Center at Michigan State University.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p> </p> <p><i><a href="http://www.educ.msu.edu/epfp/program.htm">(back to EPFP Program)</a></i></p> <h3><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Historical Background:  Michigan EPFP Milestones</span></h3> <table border="0" width="75%" cellspacing="11" cellpadding="11"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"><b>1975</b></td> <td>Michigan program begins. National program shifts emphasis from internships in Washington to in-service programs in selected state sites. Carl Candoli and Matthew Prophet become Michigan Coordinators.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"><b>1976</b></td> <td>Initial State Policy Seminar convened in Michigan; Illinois, Minnesota, and Ohio sites participate. The seminar becomes prototype for one of EPFP's two annual national meetings.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"><b>1977</b></td> <td>Betty Hale hired as Assistant Director, EPFP.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"><b>1978</b></td> <td>Carl Candoli leaves Lansing School District. Metthew Prophet becomes Lansing School Superintendent. <a href="index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=106:michigan-epfp-coordinators&amp;catid=1"><strong>Ben Perez</strong></a> takes Candoli's place as Michigan coordinator.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"><strong>1979</strong></td> <td>Michigan begins recruiting fellows from broader mix of educational institutions (i.e., colleges and universities, community colleges, and education associations.)</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"><strong>1980-81</strong></td> <td>Detroit selected as the first host site in Michigan for national forum. First off-site visits scheduled to the capitol in Lansing; magnet schools in Detroit; private schools in Windsor, Ontario; and the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Off-site visits become part of all national-level sessions.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"><strong>1981</strong></td> <td>National office amicably severs ties with George Washington University and incorporates as IEL (Institute for Educational Leadership). Matthew Prophet leaves to assume Superintendency of Portland Public Schools. <a href="index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=106:michigan-epfp-coordinators&amp;catid=1"><strong>Dan Schultz</strong></a> becomes EPFP coordinator. National program expands to California and Texas. Ben Perez helps establish new sites. Betty Hale becomes Director of the EPFP. Michael Usdan joins<strong> <a href="http://www.iel.org" target="_blank">IEL</a></strong> as President.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"><strong>1982-83</strong></td> <td>Michigan selected as one of five IEL pilot program sites to host annual alumni conferences and policy seminars.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"><strong>1983-84</strong></td> <td>Michigan opens program up to non-educators (i.e., fellows from human services agencies, non-profits, and the private sector). State Policy Seminar becomes the Leadership Forum in an effort to reflect the changing professional nature of fellows in Michigan and other state sites.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"><strong>1987-89</strong></td> <td>National program expands to Missouri (1987), and Arizona (1989).</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"><strong>1994</strong></td> <td>National EPFP program celebrates thirtieth year of operation.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"><strong>1995</strong></td> <td>Fellows given Internet E-mail address to enable them to discuss policy initiatives outside traditional meetings and help fellows maintain electronic contact. The <a href="http://www.iel.org/">IEL</a>, <a href="http://www.educ.msu.edu/epfp/default.htm">Michigan</a> and <a href="http://coe.ilstu.edu/epfp/" target="_blank">Illinois</a> sites added Internet World-Wide Web pages. Michigan EPFP forges new affiliation with<a href="http://www.educ.msu.edu/" target="_blank"> <strong>MSU's College of Education</strong></a>. Reasons for change include:<ol> <li>a broadened sponsor base,</li> <li>increased name recognition and visibility for the program, and</li> <li>most other state sites affilitate with universities.</li> </ol></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"><strong>1996</strong></td> <td>Michigan EPFP utilizes telecommunications technology to link participants in East Lansing and Dearborn for the EPFP's first video conference.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"><strong>1998</strong></td> <td><a href="index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=106:michigan-epfp-coordinators&amp;catid=1"><b>Jacquelyn Thompson</b></a> becomes Michigan EPFP coordinator.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"><strong>1999</strong></td> <td>The Michigan Virtual University (<a href="http://www.mivu.org" target="_blank">MVU</a>), the Michigan EPFP and the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce cosponsor a Leadership &amp; Policy Seminar designed to expand skills while introducing business and community leaders to on-line learning technologies. EPFP participants examined policy issues important to SE Michigan and participated in the Detroit Regional Chamber's Leadership Policy Conference held on Mackinac Island. <p>National EPFP program celebrates 35th year of operation.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"><strong>2000</strong></td> <td>Michigan EPFP celebrates 25th year of programming. <p>National program expands to Pennsylvania.</p> <p>Hunter Moorman appointed EPFP National Director.</p> <p>Michigan EPFP adopts <a href="index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=18:learning-team-information&amp;catid=4">Learning Team</a> format for increased fellow participation.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"><b>2001</b></td> <td>Michigan EPFP launches re-designed Website replacing the original site developed in 1995.  The new Website is more interactive, which permits easy access to alumni, current fellows, and prospective fellows and sponsors. <p><a href="index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=142:elizabeth-l-hale&amp;catid=1"><b>Betty Hale</b></a> appointed President of IEL.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"><b>2002</b></td> <td>Michigan EPFP uses <i><a href="http://www.blackboard.com/" target="_blank">Blackboard</a></i> discussion tool to facilitate <a href="index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=18:learning-team-information&amp;catid=4">Learning Team</a> interaction.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"><b>2004</b></td> <td>National EPFP program celebrates 40th year of operation. <p>National EPFP program expands to South Carolina.</p> <p><b><a href="index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=106:michigan-epfp-coordinators&amp;catid=1">Yvonne Caamal Canul</a></b> becomes Michigan EPFP coordinator.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"><b>2005</b></td> <td>Michigan EPFP program celebrates 30th year of operation.<br /> Douglas Brattebo appointed EPFP National Director.</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"><strong>2006</strong></td> <td>Michigan EPFP becomes formally affiliated with the Education Policy Center at Michigan State University.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p> </p> <p><i><a href="http://www.educ.msu.edu/epfp/program.htm">(back to EPFP Program)</a></i></p> Historical Background: The Michigan EPFP Program - EPFP Michigan 2010-10-06T17:56:55+00:00 2010-10-06T17:56:55+00:00 http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/24-epfp-programs/epfp-programs/108-historical-background-the-michigan-epfp-program <blockquote> <blockquote> <blockquote> <h3><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Historical Background:  The Michigan EPFP Program</span></h3> <p>In the early seventies, two prominent educators with the Lansing Public Schools--Superintendent Carl Candoli and Deputy Superintendent Matthew Prophet--identified several critical needs in the area of education. First, they realized that educational institutions in Michigan could no longer afford to operate in isolation. According to Prophet, there was a significant need to start establishing linkages with other institutions, particularly because it was getting harder to distinguish where the responsibilities of schools left off and those of other institutions began. It was becoming clear, said Prophet, that a variety of institutions--not just schools--were responsible for children’s education, health, safety, and well being.</p> <hr align="center" width="75%" /> <blockquote> <blockquote> <blockquote><strong><i> <p>"...educational institutions in Michigan could no longer afford to operate in isolation. "</p> </i></strong></blockquote> </blockquote> </blockquote> <hr align="center" width="75%" /> <p>A second pressing need was that there was a critical shortage of bright and talented individuals--particularly minorities and women--who were prepared to work in urban school settings. This urgent need was brought home to Candoli and Prophet when they arrived in Lansing and found that there were 4,000 Hispanic students in their school district but no Spanish-speaking administrators. It also was unclear whether the state’s colleges and universities were willing or prepared to develop a larger pool of qualified minority candidates.</p> <p>The third problem was that educators in Michigan and across the country were too parochial in their understanding of what other educational institutions were doing to improve the quality and delivery of education. Absent a mechanism for learning about other programs, school personnel often ended up making decisions in a vacuum. They also had very little understanding of the policymaking process at the national level and, therefore, were unaware of the possible ramifications that policy changes could have on their profession.</p> <p>In an effort to address these specific needs, Candoli and Prophet met with Keith Goldhammer, then Dean of the <a href="http://www.educ.msu.edu/" target="_blank"><b>College of Education</b></a> at Michigan State University (<a href="http://www.msu.edu" target="_blank"><strong>MSU</strong></a>), and explained the situation. The Dean agreed with the educators’ assessment of the problem but was unsuccessful in persuading the University to get involved with finding viable solutions. Thus, Candoli and Prophet began exploring other avenues. Ideally, they wanted to develop a program that would:</p> <ol> <li>provide promising young people with the leadership training they needed to work effectively in urban school settings, </li> <li>provide a forum through which the education community could establish collaborative relationships with other institutions, and </li> <li>provide an opportunity for Michigan educators to network with their peers in- and outside of the state and explore the process of formulating education policy.</li> </ol> <p>Candoli’s and Prophet’s previous affiliations with senior officers at the Institute of Educational Leadership (<a href="http://www.educ.msu.edu/epfp/iel/index.htm" target="_blank"><strong>IEL</strong></a>) in Washington, D.C., proved valuable. When discussing their concerns with Sam Halperin, then Director of IEL, he suggested that they consider becoming a state EPFP site. He explained that the networking component of the EPFP could enhance information-sharing among educators, the collaborative component could be used to open doors with other non-educational institutions, and the leadership component could be focused specifically on preparing young people for leadership positions within the Lansing School District. Candoli and Prophet liked the EPFP concept so much that they decided it would be the ideal program to address their diverse needs.</p> <p>According to Candoli, the early years of the program were even more successful than he had hoped. Those outside of the process attribute that success, in large part, to the unique skills and experiences of its early leaders. For example, Candoli, who had been instrumental in forming the desegregation plan for the Chicago Public Schools, knew how important it was to create a cadre of qualified educators who were tolerant, able to deal with diversity, and willing to find strengths in all students regardless of their race or ethnic background. This sensitivity was particularly important as Lansing embarked on its own court-ordered desegregation plan in the early 1970s. Prophet, who was in the military and spent most of his career studying effective leadership styles, knew it was critical to have a formal leadership training program for educators instead of allowing them to arrive in leadership positions simply by chance. Together these two were a formidable team, and many believe it was their dedication and commitment to educational development that was responsible for the program’s early success.</p> <p>The Michigan EPFP site also had tremendous support from some key players, including IEL leaders Sam Halperin, Paul Schindler, Betty Hale, and Mike Usdan. John Porter, then State Superintendent of Public Instruction, was another key supporter of the program. Recognizing the importance of staff development, he began signing up Department of Education employees to participate in the EPFP and, thus, cemented the agency’s commitment to sponsoring fellows.</p> <p>Although the EPFP thrived in the early years under the leadership of Candoli and Prophet, it was inevitable that the two men would eventually move on. The first move came in 1978, when Candoli left the Lansing Public Schools. That year, an EPFP fellow from the 1975-76 class became the third coordinator--<a href="http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=106:michigan-epfp-coordinators&catid=1"><strong>Argelio Ben Perez</strong></a>. Perez, whom Candoli himself had recruited from the City of Lansing, agreed as part of his employment with the school district to participate in the EPFP as a fellow and use his skills within the District in an administrative position; thus, he became an early success story on how the program could identify talented young people, train them, and put them in positions of leadership. Three years later, Prophet also moved on and <a href="http://www.educ.msu.edu/epfp/p_coord.htm#dws" target="_blank"><strong>Dan Schultz</strong></a>--an EPFP alum from the 1976-77 class--joined Perez as coordinator of the Michigan program. Today, these two individuals continue to lead the program.</p> <hr align="center" width="75%" /> <blockquote> <blockquote> <blockquote><strong><i> <p>"The program today has a much more diverse group of fellows from a wider variety of sponsoring organizations."</p> </i></strong></blockquote> </blockquote> </blockquote> <hr align="center" width="75%" /> <p>Of course, Perez and Schultz also brought unique strengths and talents to the program which helped it flourish and expand in scope. Like Prophet, Perez spent a great deal of time studying effective leadership styles, team building, and group dynamics. These interests translated into a heavier emphasis within EPFP on leadership development activities and spurred the administration of personality and leadership assessments, such as the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory. Perez also staunchly believed that, while the lecture model was beneficial, fellows should spend more time practicing what they learned and less time listening to others; this belief resulted in more off-site visits and interactive work sessions. In addition, Perez assumed a leading role in the development of IEL’s Leadership Forum embedding these ideas in the annual national conferences.</p> <p>Schultz's strengths and interests also had a profound effect on the evolution of the Michigan program. Most notably, his experience working in the <a href="http://www.mde.state.mi.us" target="_blank"><strong>Michigan Department of Education</strong></a>--a large, complex organization--made him cognizant of the need for collaboration among agencies. In fact, it was his extensive contacts within state government that enabled the program to move beyond traditional education-related organizations and agencies and start recruiting fellows from human services agencies, non-profits, and the private sector. His contacts with policymakers also helped the program broaden the policy issues that were discussed at EPFP seminars and expand the number and kinds of speakers selected. More recently, Schultz’s professional interest in technology has translated into a greater emphasis on the role of computers and telecommunications in building communities and supporting leadership development.</p> <p>Under the leadership of Perez and Schultz, the Michigan EPFP has continually evolved. The program today has a much more diverse group of fellows from a wider variety of sponsoring organizations. The focus of the program has also been expanded considerably to include not only education issues but also human service and other broader public policy concerns. This trend has continued with the addition of Jacquelyn Thompson as a coordinator in 1998.</p> <p> </p> <p><i><a href="http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=106:michigan-epfp-coordinators&catid=1">(back to EPFP Program)</a></i></p> </blockquote> </blockquote> </blockquote> <blockquote> <blockquote> <blockquote> <h3><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Historical Background:  The Michigan EPFP Program</span></h3> <p>In the early seventies, two prominent educators with the Lansing Public Schools--Superintendent Carl Candoli and Deputy Superintendent Matthew Prophet--identified several critical needs in the area of education. First, they realized that educational institutions in Michigan could no longer afford to operate in isolation. According to Prophet, there was a significant need to start establishing linkages with other institutions, particularly because it was getting harder to distinguish where the responsibilities of schools left off and those of other institutions began. It was becoming clear, said Prophet, that a variety of institutions--not just schools--were responsible for children’s education, health, safety, and well being.</p> <hr align="center" width="75%" /> <blockquote> <blockquote> <blockquote><strong><i> <p>"...educational institutions in Michigan could no longer afford to operate in isolation. "</p> </i></strong></blockquote> </blockquote> </blockquote> <hr align="center" width="75%" /> <p>A second pressing need was that there was a critical shortage of bright and talented individuals--particularly minorities and women--who were prepared to work in urban school settings. This urgent need was brought home to Candoli and Prophet when they arrived in Lansing and found that there were 4,000 Hispanic students in their school district but no Spanish-speaking administrators. It also was unclear whether the state’s colleges and universities were willing or prepared to develop a larger pool of qualified minority candidates.</p> <p>The third problem was that educators in Michigan and across the country were too parochial in their understanding of what other educational institutions were doing to improve the quality and delivery of education. Absent a mechanism for learning about other programs, school personnel often ended up making decisions in a vacuum. They also had very little understanding of the policymaking process at the national level and, therefore, were unaware of the possible ramifications that policy changes could have on their profession.</p> <p>In an effort to address these specific needs, Candoli and Prophet met with Keith Goldhammer, then Dean of the <a href="http://www.educ.msu.edu/" target="_blank"><b>College of Education</b></a> at Michigan State University (<a href="http://www.msu.edu" target="_blank"><strong>MSU</strong></a>), and explained the situation. The Dean agreed with the educators’ assessment of the problem but was unsuccessful in persuading the University to get involved with finding viable solutions. Thus, Candoli and Prophet began exploring other avenues. Ideally, they wanted to develop a program that would:</p> <ol> <li>provide promising young people with the leadership training they needed to work effectively in urban school settings, </li> <li>provide a forum through which the education community could establish collaborative relationships with other institutions, and </li> <li>provide an opportunity for Michigan educators to network with their peers in- and outside of the state and explore the process of formulating education policy.</li> </ol> <p>Candoli’s and Prophet’s previous affiliations with senior officers at the Institute of Educational Leadership (<a href="http://www.educ.msu.edu/epfp/iel/index.htm" target="_blank"><strong>IEL</strong></a>) in Washington, D.C., proved valuable. When discussing their concerns with Sam Halperin, then Director of IEL, he suggested that they consider becoming a state EPFP site. He explained that the networking component of the EPFP could enhance information-sharing among educators, the collaborative component could be used to open doors with other non-educational institutions, and the leadership component could be focused specifically on preparing young people for leadership positions within the Lansing School District. Candoli and Prophet liked the EPFP concept so much that they decided it would be the ideal program to address their diverse needs.</p> <p>According to Candoli, the early years of the program were even more successful than he had hoped. Those outside of the process attribute that success, in large part, to the unique skills and experiences of its early leaders. For example, Candoli, who had been instrumental in forming the desegregation plan for the Chicago Public Schools, knew how important it was to create a cadre of qualified educators who were tolerant, able to deal with diversity, and willing to find strengths in all students regardless of their race or ethnic background. This sensitivity was particularly important as Lansing embarked on its own court-ordered desegregation plan in the early 1970s. Prophet, who was in the military and spent most of his career studying effective leadership styles, knew it was critical to have a formal leadership training program for educators instead of allowing them to arrive in leadership positions simply by chance. Together these two were a formidable team, and many believe it was their dedication and commitment to educational development that was responsible for the program’s early success.</p> <p>The Michigan EPFP site also had tremendous support from some key players, including IEL leaders Sam Halperin, Paul Schindler, Betty Hale, and Mike Usdan. John Porter, then State Superintendent of Public Instruction, was another key supporter of the program. Recognizing the importance of staff development, he began signing up Department of Education employees to participate in the EPFP and, thus, cemented the agency’s commitment to sponsoring fellows.</p> <p>Although the EPFP thrived in the early years under the leadership of Candoli and Prophet, it was inevitable that the two men would eventually move on. The first move came in 1978, when Candoli left the Lansing Public Schools. That year, an EPFP fellow from the 1975-76 class became the third coordinator--<a href="index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=106:michigan-epfp-coordinators&catid=1"><strong>Argelio Ben Perez</strong></a>. Perez, whom Candoli himself had recruited from the City of Lansing, agreed as part of his employment with the school district to participate in the EPFP as a fellow and use his skills within the District in an administrative position; thus, he became an early success story on how the program could identify talented young people, train them, and put them in positions of leadership. Three years later, Prophet also moved on and <a href="http://www.educ.msu.edu/epfp/p_coord.htm#dws" target="_blank"><strong>Dan Schultz</strong></a>--an EPFP alum from the 1976-77 class--joined Perez as coordinator of the Michigan program. Today, these two individuals continue to lead the program.</p> <hr align="center" width="75%" /> <blockquote> <blockquote> <blockquote><strong><i> <p>"The program today has a much more diverse group of fellows from a wider variety of sponsoring organizations."</p> </i></strong></blockquote> </blockquote> </blockquote> <hr align="center" width="75%" /> <p>Of course, Perez and Schultz also brought unique strengths and talents to the program which helped it flourish and expand in scope. Like Prophet, Perez spent a great deal of time studying effective leadership styles, team building, and group dynamics. These interests translated into a heavier emphasis within EPFP on leadership development activities and spurred the administration of personality and leadership assessments, such as the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory. Perez also staunchly believed that, while the lecture model was beneficial, fellows should spend more time practicing what they learned and less time listening to others; this belief resulted in more off-site visits and interactive work sessions. In addition, Perez assumed a leading role in the development of IEL’s Leadership Forum embedding these ideas in the annual national conferences.</p> <p>Schultz's strengths and interests also had a profound effect on the evolution of the Michigan program. Most notably, his experience working in the <a href="http://www.mde.state.mi.us" target="_blank"><strong>Michigan Department of Education</strong></a>--a large, complex organization--made him cognizant of the need for collaboration among agencies. In fact, it was his extensive contacts within state government that enabled the program to move beyond traditional education-related organizations and agencies and start recruiting fellows from human services agencies, non-profits, and the private sector. His contacts with policymakers also helped the program broaden the policy issues that were discussed at EPFP seminars and expand the number and kinds of speakers selected. More recently, Schultz’s professional interest in technology has translated into a greater emphasis on the role of computers and telecommunications in building communities and supporting leadership development.</p> <p>Under the leadership of Perez and Schultz, the Michigan EPFP has continually evolved. The program today has a much more diverse group of fellows from a wider variety of sponsoring organizations. The focus of the program has also been expanded considerably to include not only education issues but also human service and other broader public policy concerns. This trend has continued with the addition of Jacquelyn Thompson as a coordinator in 1998.</p> <p> </p> <p><i><a href="index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=106:michigan-epfp-coordinators&catid=1">(back to EPFP Program)</a></i></p> </blockquote> </blockquote> </blockquote> EPFP Sponsors - EPFP Michigan 2010-10-06T17:51:25+00:00 2010-10-06T17:51:25+00:00 http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/24-epfp-programs/epfp-programs/107-epfp-sponsors <h3><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt; text-decoration: underline;">EPFP Sponsors</span></h3> <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Since its inception in 1975, the Michigan EPFP has had more than 225 organizations sponsor fellows for the program. The sponsors include schools, colleges, universities, government agencies, private businesses, associations, foundations, museums and non-profit groups. Without the support of these organizations and their continued belief in the importance of the program, EPFP could not succeed. Each year, for the last ten years, approximately 75 percent of the people who sponsor EPFP fellows are former program participants themselves. Their willingness to provide funds and leadership development opportunities for others, is perhaps the best evidence of its true value.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"><em>&nbsp;</em></span></p> <h4><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Public and Private Schools</span></h4> <div align="left"> <table style="width: 769px; height: 612px;" border="1" cellpadding="7" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="33%"> <div align="left"> <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Allen Park Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Alma Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">American Promise Schools - Detroit</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Ann Arbor Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Archdiocese of Lansing</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Bear Lake School District</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Breckenridge Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Bendle Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Buchanan Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Buena Vista School District</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> CASMAN Academy - Manistee</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Charlotte Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Chippewa Valley Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Comstock Public Schools&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Davison Community Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Dearborn Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Detroit Edison Public School Academy </span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Detroit Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> East Lansing Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Eaton Rapids Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Farmington Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Fenton Area Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Flint Community Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Forest Area Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Fowler Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Genesee Catholic Board of Education</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Goodrich Area Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Grand Ledge Public Schools</span></p> </div> </td> <td valign="top" width="33%"> <div align="left"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Grand Rapids Public Schools</span></div> <div align="left"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Hartland Consolidated Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Haslett Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Henry Ford Academy of Manufacturing Arts &amp; Sciences</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Highland Park Public Schools </span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Holt Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Inkster Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Jackson Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Kalamazoo Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Kaleva Norman Dickson School District</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> King Academy - Inkster</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> L'Anse Creuse Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Lakeview Public Schools (St. Clair Shores)</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Lakeview School District (Battle Creek)</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Lansing School District</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Lapeer Community Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Manistee Area Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Marlette Community Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Mason Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Virtual High School</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Montrose Community Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Mt. Morris Consolidated Schools</span></div> </td> <td valign="top" width="33%"> <p align="left"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Mt. Clemens Community Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Muskegon Heights Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Northport Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Northview Public Schools (Grand Rapids)</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Olivet Community Schools </span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Onaway Area Community Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Pennfield Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Plainwell Community Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Plymouth Educational Center - Detroit </span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Pontiac School District</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Port Huron Area Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Reeths Puffer Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Saginaw School District</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Sault Ste. Marie Area Schools </span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Starr Commonwealth Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> St. Joseph Public Schools </span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Traverse City Area Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Utica Community Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Van Dyke Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Walled Lake Consolidated Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Wayne-Westland Community Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Westwood Community Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Whitmore Lake Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Wyoming Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Yale Public Schools</span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">&nbsp;</span></p> <h4><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Intermediate School Districts <br /> Regional Service Agencies</strong></span></h4> <table style="width: 773px; height: 159px;" border="1" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="50%"> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Bay-Arenac ISD</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Calhoun ISD</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Charlevoix-Emmet ISD</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Clinton County RESA</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Eastern Upper Peninsula ISD</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Eaton ISD</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Genesee ISD</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Gratiot-Isabella RESD</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Ingham ISD</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Ionia County ISD</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Kalamazoo RESA</span></div> </td> <td valign="top" width="50%"> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Kent County ISD</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Livingston ESA</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Macomb ISD</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Marquette-Alger RESA </span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Muskegon Area ISD</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Oakland Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Saginaw ISD</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> St. Clair County ISD</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Washtenaw ISD</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Wayne County RESA</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Wexford-Missaukee ISD</span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt; text-decoration: underline;"><br /><br /></span></p> <h4><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">State and Federal Government</span></h4> <table style="width: 769px; height: 390px;" border="1" cellpadding="7" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="50%"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Governor's Office for Job Training</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Center for Educational Performance &amp; Information</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Children's Trust Fund</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Department of Agriculture</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Department of Career Development </span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Department of Civil Rights</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Department of Civil Service</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Department of Commerce</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Department of Community Health</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Department of Consumer &amp; Industry Services</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Department of Corrections</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> <a href="http://www.mde.state.mi.us/">Michigan Department of Education</a></span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Department of Human Services</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Department of Labor</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Department of Labor &amp; Economic Growth</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Department of Management and Budget</span></td> <td valign="top" width="50%"> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Michigan Department of Natural Resources</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Michigan Department of Social Services</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Michigan Department of State</span></div> <span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Michigan Department of Transportation</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Department of Treasury</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Family Independence Agency</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Office of the Governor</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan House Fiscal Agency</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Jobs Commission</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan State Police</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan State Senate</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Office of Services to the Aging</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Senate Fiscal Agency</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan School for the Blind</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan School for the Deaf</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Office of U.S. Senator Carl Levin (MI)</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> State Technical Institute and Rehabilitation Center</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> W.J. Maxey Training School</span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt; text-decoration: underline;"><br /></span></p> <h4><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Colleges and Universities</span></h4> <table style="width: 767px; height: 422px;" border="1" cellpadding="7" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="50%"> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Central Michigan University</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Eastern Michigan University</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> -College of Education</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> -Office of Charter Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> -Office of the President</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Ferris State University </span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> -College of Education &amp; Human Services</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Grand Rapids Community College</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Grand Valley State University</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> -School of Social Work</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Henry Ford Community College</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Jackson Community College</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Lansing Community College</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Marygrove College</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> <a href="http://www.msu.edu">Michigan State University</a></span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> -Associate Dean of Academic Affairs</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">-College of Education</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">- CREATe for STEM Institute </span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> -Dean's Office</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> -Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology &amp; Special Education</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> -Department of Education Administration</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> -Department of Teacher Education</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> -The Education Policy Center at MSU</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> -Office of K-12 Outreach</span></div> </td> <td valign="top" width="50%"> <div><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="line-height: normal;"><span style="line-height: normal;">-Office of the Hannah Chair</span><br style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;" /><span style="line-height: normal;">-PROM/SE</span></span></span></div> <div><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="line-height: normal;">-Michigan Center for Career &amp; Technical Education</span></span></div> <div><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">-College of Natural Science</span><br style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;" /><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">-Division of Science &amp; Mathematics Education</span><br style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;" /><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">-School of Criminal Justice</span><br style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;" /><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">-Michigan Institute for Safe Schools &amp;</span><br style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;" /><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Communities</span><br style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;" /><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">-Institute for Public Policy &amp; Social Research</span><br style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;" /><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">-Center for Latin American &amp; Caribbean Studies</span><br style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;" /><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">-Vice Provost for Libraries, Computing &amp; Technology</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Michigan Virtual University</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Oakland University</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Olivet College</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Saginaw Valley State University</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Schoolcraft College</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">University of Michigan</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">-College of Education</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">-School of Nursing</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">University of Michigan--Dearborn</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">-College of Engineering &amp; Computer Science</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">-School of Management</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Wayne State University</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Western Michigan University</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Washtenaw Community College</span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt; text-decoration: underline;"><br /></span></p> <h4><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Associations</span></h4> <table style="width: 771px; height: 290px;" border="1" cellpadding="7" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="50%"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Greater Detroit Chamber of Commerce</span> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Michigan Association of School Administrators</span></div> <span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Michigan Association of School Boards</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Association of Nonpublic Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Association of School Boards</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Association of Community &amp; Adult Education</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Michigan Association of Public School Academies </span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Cooperative Extension Service</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Education Association</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Elementary &amp; Middle School Principals Association</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Head Start Association</span></td> <td valign="top" width="50%"> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Michigan Institute for Educational Management</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Nurses Association </span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Partnership for New Education</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Public Health Institute</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Association of Public School Academies </span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan School Business Officials </span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Middle Cities Education Association</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> MSU Alumni Association</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> MACUL (Michigan Association for Computer-related </span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> technology Users in Learning)</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Presidents Council of State Universities</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Regional Education Media Center Association of Michigan</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Tri-County Alliance for Public Education</span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt; text-decoration: underline;">&nbsp;</span></p> <h4><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Business and Corporations</span></h4> <table style="width: 773px; height: 191px;" border="1" cellpadding="7" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="50%"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Ameritech</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Cisco Systems</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> DaimlerChrysler Financial Services</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Electronic Data Systems (EDS)</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> The Faverman Group, Inc.</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Flint Business Roundtable</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Ford Motor Company</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Henry Ford Health System</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Learning Designs, Inc.</span></td> <td valign="top" width="50%"> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Mackinac Center for Public Policy</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Merit Network, Inc.</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Multi-Media Classrooms, Inc.</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> New Detroit, Inc.</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Program Works</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Public Sector Consultants, Inc.</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Saint Mary's Health Services (Grand Rapids)</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> TechMed</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">YouGov</span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt; text-decoration: underline;"><br /></span></p> <h4><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Foundations</span></h4> <div align="left"> <table style="width: 771px; height: 91px;" border="1" cellpadding="7" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="50%"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">American Youth Foundation</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Charles Stewart Mott Foundation</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> The Cleveland Foundation</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Detroit Educational Television Foundation</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> High/Scope Educational Research Foundation</span></td> <td valign="top" width="50%"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">W.K. Kellogg Foundation</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Chamber of Commerce Foundation</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> DeWitt Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Ryder System Charitable Foundation</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> The Skillman Foundation</span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <p><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt; text-decoration: underline;"><br /></span></p> <h4><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Museums and Arts Organizations</span></h4> <table style="width: 773px; height: 13px;" border="1" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="50%"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Henry Ford Museum &amp; Greenfield Village</span></td> <td valign="top" width="50%"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Michigan Very Special Arts Festival</span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt; text-decoration: underline;"><br /></span></p> <h4><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Advocacy Organizations</span></h4> <table style="width: 773px; height: 138px;" border="1" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="50%"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Citizens Alliance to Uphold Special Education</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Center for Educational Networking </span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Child &amp; Family Resource Council - Kent County</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Children's Law Center--Grand Rapids </span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> The Efficacy Institute--Detroit</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Great Lakes Center for Education Research &amp; Practice</span></td> <td valign="top" width="50%"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Healthy Homes = Healthy Kids</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Leadbuster Program, Detroit Project<strong><br /> </strong>Michigan's Assistive Technology Resource</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Economics for Human Development</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan League for Human Services</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> National Staff Development Council</span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"><em><a href="http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=2:epfp-programs&amp;catid=1&amp;Itemid=2">(back to EPFP Program)</a></em></span></p> <h3><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt; text-decoration: underline;">EPFP Sponsors</span></h3> <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Since its inception in 1975, the Michigan EPFP has had more than 225 organizations sponsor fellows for the program. The sponsors include schools, colleges, universities, government agencies, private businesses, associations, foundations, museums and non-profit groups. Without the support of these organizations and their continued belief in the importance of the program, EPFP could not succeed. Each year, for the last ten years, approximately 75 percent of the people who sponsor EPFP fellows are former program participants themselves. Their willingness to provide funds and leadership development opportunities for others, is perhaps the best evidence of its true value.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"><em>&nbsp;</em></span></p> <h4><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Public and Private Schools</span></h4> <div align="left"> <table style="width: 769px; height: 612px;" border="1" cellpadding="7" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="33%"> <div align="left"> <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Allen Park Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Alma Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">American Promise Schools - Detroit</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Ann Arbor Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Archdiocese of Lansing</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Bear Lake School District</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Breckenridge Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Bendle Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Buchanan Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Buena Vista School District</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> CASMAN Academy - Manistee</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Charlotte Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Chippewa Valley Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Comstock Public Schools&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Davison Community Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Dearborn Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Detroit Edison Public School Academy </span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Detroit Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> East Lansing Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Eaton Rapids Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Farmington Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Fenton Area Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Flint Community Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Forest Area Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Fowler Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Genesee Catholic Board of Education</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Goodrich Area Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Grand Ledge Public Schools</span></p> </div> </td> <td valign="top" width="33%"> <div align="left"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Grand Rapids Public Schools</span></div> <div align="left"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Hartland Consolidated Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Haslett Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Henry Ford Academy of Manufacturing Arts &amp; Sciences</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Highland Park Public Schools </span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Holt Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Inkster Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Jackson Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Kalamazoo Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Kaleva Norman Dickson School District</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> King Academy - Inkster</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> L'Anse Creuse Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Lakeview Public Schools (St. Clair Shores)</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Lakeview School District (Battle Creek)</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Lansing School District</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Lapeer Community Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Manistee Area Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Marlette Community Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Mason Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Virtual High School</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Montrose Community Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Mt. Morris Consolidated Schools</span></div> </td> <td valign="top" width="33%"> <p align="left"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Mt. Clemens Community Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Muskegon Heights Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Northport Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Northview Public Schools (Grand Rapids)</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Olivet Community Schools </span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Onaway Area Community Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Pennfield Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Plainwell Community Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Plymouth Educational Center - Detroit </span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Pontiac School District</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Port Huron Area Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Reeths Puffer Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Saginaw School District</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Sault Ste. Marie Area Schools </span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Starr Commonwealth Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> St. Joseph Public Schools </span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Traverse City Area Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Utica Community Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Van Dyke Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Walled Lake Consolidated Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Wayne-Westland Community Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Westwood Community Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Whitmore Lake Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Wyoming Public Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Yale Public Schools</span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">&nbsp;</span></p> <h4><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Intermediate School Districts <br /> Regional Service Agencies</strong></span></h4> <table style="width: 773px; height: 159px;" border="1" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="50%"> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Bay-Arenac ISD</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Calhoun ISD</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Charlevoix-Emmet ISD</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Clinton County RESA</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Eastern Upper Peninsula ISD</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Eaton ISD</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Genesee ISD</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Gratiot-Isabella RESD</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Ingham ISD</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Ionia County ISD</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Kalamazoo RESA</span></div> </td> <td valign="top" width="50%"> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Kent County ISD</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Livingston ESA</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Macomb ISD</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Marquette-Alger RESA </span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Muskegon Area ISD</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Oakland Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Saginaw ISD</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> St. Clair County ISD</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Washtenaw ISD</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Wayne County RESA</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Wexford-Missaukee ISD</span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt; text-decoration: underline;"><br /><br /></span></p> <h4><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">State and Federal Government</span></h4> <table style="width: 769px; height: 390px;" border="1" cellpadding="7" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="50%"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Governor's Office for Job Training</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Center for Educational Performance &amp; Information</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Children's Trust Fund</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Department of Agriculture</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Department of Career Development </span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Department of Civil Rights</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Department of Civil Service</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Department of Commerce</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Department of Community Health</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Department of Consumer &amp; Industry Services</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Department of Corrections</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> <a href="http://www.mde.state.mi.us/">Michigan Department of Education</a></span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Department of Human Services</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Department of Labor</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Department of Labor &amp; Economic Growth</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Department of Management and Budget</span></td> <td valign="top" width="50%"> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Michigan Department of Natural Resources</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Michigan Department of Social Services</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Michigan Department of State</span></div> <span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Michigan Department of Transportation</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Department of Treasury</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Family Independence Agency</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Office of the Governor</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan House Fiscal Agency</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Jobs Commission</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan State Police</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan State Senate</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Office of Services to the Aging</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Senate Fiscal Agency</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan School for the Blind</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan School for the Deaf</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Office of U.S. Senator Carl Levin (MI)</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> State Technical Institute and Rehabilitation Center</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> W.J. Maxey Training School</span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt; text-decoration: underline;"><br /></span></p> <h4><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Colleges and Universities</span></h4> <table style="width: 767px; height: 422px;" border="1" cellpadding="7" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="50%"> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Central Michigan University</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Eastern Michigan University</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> -College of Education</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> -Office of Charter Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> -Office of the President</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Ferris State University </span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> -College of Education &amp; Human Services</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Grand Rapids Community College</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Grand Valley State University</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> -School of Social Work</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Henry Ford Community College</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Jackson Community College</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Lansing Community College</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Marygrove College</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> <a href="http://www.msu.edu">Michigan State University</a></span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> -Associate Dean of Academic Affairs</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">-College of Education</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">- CREATe for STEM Institute </span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> -Dean's Office</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> -Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology &amp; Special Education</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> -Department of Education Administration</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> -Department of Teacher Education</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> -The Education Policy Center at MSU</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> -Office of K-12 Outreach</span></div> </td> <td valign="top" width="50%"> <div><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="line-height: normal;"><span style="line-height: normal;">-Office of the Hannah Chair</span><br style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;" /><span style="line-height: normal;">-PROM/SE</span></span></span></div> <div><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="line-height: normal;">-Michigan Center for Career &amp; Technical Education</span></span></div> <div><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">-College of Natural Science</span><br style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;" /><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">-Division of Science &amp; Mathematics Education</span><br style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;" /><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">-School of Criminal Justice</span><br style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;" /><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">-Michigan Institute for Safe Schools &amp;</span><br style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;" /><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Communities</span><br style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;" /><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">-Institute for Public Policy &amp; Social Research</span><br style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;" /><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">-Center for Latin American &amp; Caribbean Studies</span><br style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;" /><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">-Vice Provost for Libraries, Computing &amp; Technology</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Michigan Virtual University</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Oakland University</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Olivet College</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Saginaw Valley State University</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Schoolcraft College</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">University of Michigan</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">-College of Education</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">-School of Nursing</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">University of Michigan--Dearborn</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">-College of Engineering &amp; Computer Science</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">-School of Management</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Wayne State University</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Western Michigan University</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Washtenaw Community College</span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt; text-decoration: underline;"><br /></span></p> <h4><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Associations</span></h4> <table style="width: 771px; height: 290px;" border="1" cellpadding="7" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="50%"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Greater Detroit Chamber of Commerce</span> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Michigan Association of School Administrators</span></div> <span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Michigan Association of School Boards</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Association of Nonpublic Schools</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Association of School Boards</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Association of Community &amp; Adult Education</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Michigan Association of Public School Academies </span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Cooperative Extension Service</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Education Association</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Elementary &amp; Middle School Principals Association</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Head Start Association</span></td> <td valign="top" width="50%"> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Michigan Institute for Educational Management</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Nurses Association </span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Partnership for New Education</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Public Health Institute</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Association of Public School Academies </span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan School Business Officials </span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Middle Cities Education Association</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> MSU Alumni Association</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> MACUL (Michigan Association for Computer-related </span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> technology Users in Learning)</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Presidents Council of State Universities</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Regional Education Media Center Association of Michigan</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Tri-County Alliance for Public Education</span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt; text-decoration: underline;">&nbsp;</span></p> <h4><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Business and Corporations</span></h4> <table style="width: 773px; height: 191px;" border="1" cellpadding="7" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="50%"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Ameritech</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Cisco Systems</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> DaimlerChrysler Financial Services</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Electronic Data Systems (EDS)</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> The Faverman Group, Inc.</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Flint Business Roundtable</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Ford Motor Company</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Henry Ford Health System</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Learning Designs, Inc.</span></td> <td valign="top" width="50%"> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Mackinac Center for Public Policy</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Merit Network, Inc.</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Multi-Media Classrooms, Inc.</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> New Detroit, Inc.</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Program Works</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Public Sector Consultants, Inc.</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Saint Mary's Health Services (Grand Rapids)</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> TechMed</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">YouGov</span></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt; text-decoration: underline;"><br /></span></p> <h4><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Foundations</span></h4> <div align="left"> <table style="width: 771px; height: 91px;" border="1" cellpadding="7" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="50%"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">American Youth Foundation</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Charles Stewart Mott Foundation</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> The Cleveland Foundation</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Detroit Educational Television Foundation</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> High/Scope Educational Research Foundation</span></td> <td valign="top" width="50%"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">W.K. Kellogg Foundation</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Chamber of Commerce Foundation</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> DeWitt Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Ryder System Charitable Foundation</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> The Skillman Foundation</span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <p><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt; text-decoration: underline;"><br /></span></p> <h4><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Museums and Arts Organizations</span></h4> <table style="width: 773px; height: 13px;" border="1" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="50%"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Henry Ford Museum &amp; Greenfield Village</span></td> <td valign="top" width="50%"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Michigan Very Special Arts Festival</span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt; text-decoration: underline;"><br /></span></p> <h4><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Advocacy Organizations</span></h4> <table style="width: 773px; height: 138px;" border="1" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="50%"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Citizens Alliance to Uphold Special Education</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Center for Educational Networking </span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Child &amp; Family Resource Council - Kent County</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Children's Law Center--Grand Rapids </span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> The Efficacy Institute--Detroit</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Great Lakes Center for Education Research &amp; Practice</span></td> <td valign="top" width="50%"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Healthy Homes = Healthy Kids</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Leadbuster Program, Detroit Project<strong><br /> </strong>Michigan's Assistive Technology Resource</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan Economics for Human Development</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> Michigan League for Human Services</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> National Staff Development Council</span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"><em><a href="index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=2:epfp-programs&amp;catid=1&amp;Itemid=2">(back to EPFP Program)</a></em></span></p> Michigan EPFP Coordinators - EPFP Michigan 2010-10-06T17:49:39+00:00 2010-10-06T17:49:39+00:00 http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/24-epfp-programs/epfp-programs/106-michigan-epfp-coordinators <h3><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt; text-decoration: underline;">Michigan EPFP Coordinators</span> </h3> <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"><img style="margin: 8px; float: left;" src="http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/images/stories/Schultz.jpg" alt="Schultz" width="121" height="183" /></span> </p> <table style="width: 300px; height: 200px;" border="0" cellspacing="2" cellpadding="7"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="228"> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Daniel W. Schultz</strong></span><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> </span> </div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Senior Program &amp; Policy Advisor</span> </div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Office of K-12 Outreach&nbsp;</span> </div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">College of Education</span> </div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Michigan State University</span> </div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">620 Farm Lane Erickson Hall, Room 253</span> </div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">East Lansing, MI 48824</span> </div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">517-432-3372</span> </div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">E-mail: <a href="mailto:dws@msu.edu">dws@msu.edu</a></span> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Dan Schultz is Senior Policy and Program Advisor for the Office of K-12 Outreach in the College of Education at Michigan State University.&nbsp; He also serves as Director of the College of Education’s Fellowship for Enhancing Global Understanding China Program. He helped develop and has nurtured the successful partnership relationship with Southwest University in Chongqing, China and provides leadership and coordination for this unique faculty and doctoral student study abroad program. He has organized and led several MSU-sponsored study tours to the United Kingdom, Botswana and China and has extensive international experience.&nbsp; His background includes executive leadership and policy roles in state government in Michigan, where he was Assistant State Superintendent and Director of Technology and Grants for the Michigan Department of Education and the Michigan State Board of Education.&nbsp; He has expertise in the design and successful implementation of innovative large-scale grant funded programs. &nbsp;He holds academic degrees in economics and education administration, and for over 30 years has led the Michigan Education Policy Fellowship Program, a national and international policy and leadership development seminar for early and mid-career leaders. &nbsp;He has also been an elected trustee on a community school district’s board of education.&nbsp;Dan is the recipient of the Institute for Educational Leadership's National Leadership Award and the Michigan State University College of Education Alumni Association's Distinguished Alumni Award.</span> </p> <h3>&nbsp;</h3> <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"><img style="margin: 8px; float: left;" src="http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/images/stories/Boggs.jpg" alt="Boggs" width="121" height="182" /></span> </p> <table style="width: 300px; height: 200px;" border="0" cellspacing="2" cellpadding="7"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="228"> <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Brian Boggs, Ph.D.</strong>&nbsp;<br /></span><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Outreach Specialist <br /></span><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Office of K-12 Outreach<br /></span><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">College of Education<br /></span><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Michigan State University<br /></span><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Erickson Hall<br /></span><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">620 Farm Lane, Room 253<br /></span><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">East Lansing, MI 48824 <br /></span><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">517-353-8950&nbsp; <br /></span><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">E-mail: <a href="mailto:boggsbri@msu.edu">boggsbri@msu.edu</a> </span> </p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Brian Boggs serves as outreach specialist in the Office of K–12 Outreach in the College of Education at Michigan State University. His area of expertise is policy development and analysis in the areas of school reform and holds a dual major Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Administration from MSU. In addition, Brian holds a special certification in urban education from MSU and is a graduate of the Michigan Educational Policy Fellowship Program (2012-13). Brian has served as a high school English teacher and central office administrator. With a bachelor’s degree in English and history and his master’s degree in English language and literature, he has taught college rhetoric and critical writing courses at the University of Michigan – Flint. He has written extensively on the subject of organizational and instructional complexity. His research interests include organizational theory, policy making, sociology of education, experimental design, school improvement, and the history and politics of U.S. education. Brian has studied urban school education in U.K. He serves as an elected official in a local unit of government.</span> </p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <h3><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt; text-decoration: underline;">Former Michigan EPFP Coordinators</span> </h3> <ul> <li><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Dr. I. Carl Candoli, Founding Site Coordinator, 1975-78</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Dr. Matthew Prophet, Founding Site Coordinator, 1975-81</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Ms. Alissa K. Parks, 2001</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Mr. Argelio Ben Perez&nbsp; 1978-2006</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Ms. Yvonne Cammal Canul 2004-06</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Ms. Mary Gager Anderson 2006-07</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Dr. Jacquelyn J. Thompson 2000-2010</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Dr. Vanessa Garry, 2012-13</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Mr. Christopher B. Reimann, 2010-2015</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"><em><a href="http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=2:epfp-programs&amp;catid=1&amp;Itemid=2">(back to EPFP Program)</a></em></span> </p> <h3><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt; text-decoration: underline;">Michigan EPFP Coordinators</span> </h3> <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"><img style="margin: 8px; float: left;" src="images/stories/Schultz.jpg" alt="Schultz" width="121" height="183" /></span> </p> <table style="width: 300px; height: 200px;" border="0" cellspacing="2" cellpadding="7"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="228"> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Daniel W. Schultz</strong></span><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"> </span> </div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Senior Program &amp; Policy Advisor</span> </div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Office of K-12 Outreach&nbsp;</span> </div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">College of Education</span> </div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Michigan State University</span> </div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">620 Farm Lane Erickson Hall, Room 253</span> </div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">East Lansing, MI 48824</span> </div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">517-432-3372</span> </div> <div><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">E-mail: <a href="mailto:dws@msu.edu">dws@msu.edu</a></span> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Dan Schultz is Senior Policy and Program Advisor for the Office of K-12 Outreach in the College of Education at Michigan State University.&nbsp; He also serves as Director of the College of Education’s Fellowship for Enhancing Global Understanding China Program. He helped develop and has nurtured the successful partnership relationship with Southwest University in Chongqing, China and provides leadership and coordination for this unique faculty and doctoral student study abroad program. He has organized and led several MSU-sponsored study tours to the United Kingdom, Botswana and China and has extensive international experience.&nbsp; His background includes executive leadership and policy roles in state government in Michigan, where he was Assistant State Superintendent and Director of Technology and Grants for the Michigan Department of Education and the Michigan State Board of Education.&nbsp; He has expertise in the design and successful implementation of innovative large-scale grant funded programs. &nbsp;He holds academic degrees in economics and education administration, and for over 30 years has led the Michigan Education Policy Fellowship Program, a national and international policy and leadership development seminar for early and mid-career leaders. &nbsp;He has also been an elected trustee on a community school district’s board of education.&nbsp;Dan is the recipient of the Institute for Educational Leadership's National Leadership Award and the Michigan State University College of Education Alumni Association's Distinguished Alumni Award.</span> </p> <h3>&nbsp;</h3> <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"><img style="margin: 8px; float: left;" src="images/stories/Boggs.jpg" alt="Boggs" width="121" height="182" /></span> </p> <table style="width: 300px; height: 200px;" border="0" cellspacing="2" cellpadding="7"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="228"> <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Brian Boggs, Ph.D.</strong>&nbsp;<br /></span><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Outreach Specialist <br /></span><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Office of K-12 Outreach<br /></span><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">College of Education<br /></span><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Michigan State University<br /></span><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Erickson Hall<br /></span><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">620 Farm Lane, Room 253<br /></span><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">East Lansing, MI 48824 <br /></span><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">517-353-8950&nbsp; <br /></span><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">E-mail: <a href="mailto:boggsbri@msu.edu">boggsbri@msu.edu</a> </span> </p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Brian Boggs serves as outreach specialist in the Office of K–12 Outreach in the College of Education at Michigan State University. His area of expertise is policy development and analysis in the areas of school reform and holds a dual major Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Administration from MSU. In addition, Brian holds a special certification in urban education from MSU and is a graduate of the Michigan Educational Policy Fellowship Program (2012-13). Brian has served as a high school English teacher and central office administrator. With a bachelor’s degree in English and history and his master’s degree in English language and literature, he has taught college rhetoric and critical writing courses at the University of Michigan – Flint. He has written extensively on the subject of organizational and instructional complexity. His research interests include organizational theory, policy making, sociology of education, experimental design, school improvement, and the history and politics of U.S. education. Brian has studied urban school education in U.K. He serves as an elected official in a local unit of government.</span> </p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <h3><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt; text-decoration: underline;">Former Michigan EPFP Coordinators</span> </h3> <ul> <li><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Dr. I. Carl Candoli, Founding Site Coordinator, 1975-78</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Dr. Matthew Prophet, Founding Site Coordinator, 1975-81</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Ms. Alissa K. Parks, 2001</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Mr. Argelio Ben Perez&nbsp; 1978-2006</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Ms. Yvonne Cammal Canul 2004-06</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Ms. Mary Gager Anderson 2006-07</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Dr. Jacquelyn J. Thompson 2000-2010</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Dr. Vanessa Garry, 2012-13</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;">Mr. Christopher B. Reimann, 2010-2015</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: 10pt;"><em><a href="index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=2:epfp-programs&amp;catid=1&amp;Itemid=2">(back to EPFP Program)</a></em></span> </p> Michigan EPFP Program Format - EPFP Michigan 2010-10-06T17:47:18+00:00 2010-10-06T17:47:18+00:00 http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/24-epfp-programs/epfp-programs/105-michigan-epfp-program-format <h3><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Michigan EPFP Program Format</span></h3> <p>The Michigan EPFP is designed around three major program strands - Public Policy Processes, Leadership and Skill Development, and Networking. Each of the monthly seminars and meetings are designed to address one or more of the program strands. The EPFP utilizes the delivery formats described below to examine the policy making process and the work of leaders. In addition, the EPFP participants use on-line communication tools to stay connected between the monthly seminars and to support their collaborative work.</p> <p>Monthly Seminars<i><br /> </i> <br /> Through on-site seminars, workshops and experiential activities, the Fellows meet with government leaders, decision-makers, policy analysts, academic experts and noted authorities from a variety of policy arenas to explore questions about public policy formation. The seminars also provide a forum for discussing current and emerging policy issues. Another component of the EPFP is the use of individual and team development tools designed to assess and strengthen leadership styles and skills. The Fellows receive expert feedback and tips for further developing their skills. The information received at the monthly EPFP seminars is transferrable to the Fellow's work environments, with the goal of enhancing their professional endeavors.</p> <hr width="75%" /> <p>Learning Teams<i><br /> </i> <br /> Each of the Michigan EPFP Fellows participates on a learning team that is created around their learning priorities and objectives. The learning teams are comprised of 4-6 members and they attempt to represent the diversity of the program's participants. The learning teams work as cross boundary groups to explore topics of mutual interest. Each learning team is responsible for developing one of the seminar presentations during the program year. The learning teams use multiple presentation formats, resources and learning styles to address the topic or theme selected by the group's members. Participation on a learning team provides enhanced networking opportunities and the development of collaborative skills.  <i><a href="http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=18:learning-team-information&amp;catid=4">Learning Team resources</a></i>.</p> <hr width="75%" /> <p>Michigan Policy Seminar</p> <p>The annual EPFP Michigan Policy Seminar focuses specifically on some of the current and emerging policy issues that are being debated and discussed by members of the Michigan Legislature and other state government leaders. This "Day at the Capitol" also introduces the Fellows to some of the key players in the policy making process in Lansing. The Michigan Policy Seminar helps to prepare the Fellows for the Washington Policy Seminar and provides another important lens for viewing the Washington policy scene.</p> <hr width="75%" /> <p>National Meetings</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0pt;">The EPFP Fellows participate in two national meetings during their Fellowship year that help to build diverse learning communities at each state site, and among Fellows across all national program sites. Attendance at both national meetings is required. </p> <ul style="margin-top: 0pt;"> <li><a href="http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=16:important-national-epfp-calendar-dates&amp;catid=8">Leadership Forum</a> - The Leadership Forum features experiential training activities, which provide Fellows with opportunities to learn about strategic leadership issues while learning from one of the country’s most important military struggles – the Battle of Gettysburg. In addition, on day two, Fellows will visit the U.S. Army War College and learn about concepts of strategic leadership.</li> </ul> <ul style="margin-top: 0pt;"> <li><a href="http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=16:important-national-epfp-calendar-dates&amp;catid=8">Washington Policy Seminar</a> - The Washington Policy Seminar is a sophisticated civics class that provides an up-close view of how things work in the nation's capital. Fellows gain insights into the people, processes, and institutions which shape national policy, and begin to understand how what happens at the national level intersects or collides with the policy systems and actions at the state and <br /> local levels.</li> </ul> <p style="margin-bottom: 0pt;"><br /> <i><a href="http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=2:epfp-programs&amp;catid=1&amp;Itemid=2">(back to EPFP Program)</a></i></p> <h3><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Michigan EPFP Program Format</span></h3> <p>The Michigan EPFP is designed around three major program strands - Public Policy Processes, Leadership and Skill Development, and Networking. Each of the monthly seminars and meetings are designed to address one or more of the program strands. The EPFP utilizes the delivery formats described below to examine the policy making process and the work of leaders. In addition, the EPFP participants use on-line communication tools to stay connected between the monthly seminars and to support their collaborative work.</p> <p>Monthly Seminars<i><br /> </i> <br /> Through on-site seminars, workshops and experiential activities, the Fellows meet with government leaders, decision-makers, policy analysts, academic experts and noted authorities from a variety of policy arenas to explore questions about public policy formation. The seminars also provide a forum for discussing current and emerging policy issues. Another component of the EPFP is the use of individual and team development tools designed to assess and strengthen leadership styles and skills. The Fellows receive expert feedback and tips for further developing their skills. The information received at the monthly EPFP seminars is transferrable to the Fellow's work environments, with the goal of enhancing their professional endeavors.</p> <hr width="75%" /> <p>Learning Teams<i><br /> </i> <br /> Each of the Michigan EPFP Fellows participates on a learning team that is created around their learning priorities and objectives. The learning teams are comprised of 4-6 members and they attempt to represent the diversity of the program's participants. The learning teams work as cross boundary groups to explore topics of mutual interest. Each learning team is responsible for developing one of the seminar presentations during the program year. The learning teams use multiple presentation formats, resources and learning styles to address the topic or theme selected by the group's members. Participation on a learning team provides enhanced networking opportunities and the development of collaborative skills.  <i><a href="index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=18:learning-team-information&amp;catid=4">Learning Team resources</a></i>.</p> <hr width="75%" /> <p>Michigan Policy Seminar</p> <p>The annual EPFP Michigan Policy Seminar focuses specifically on some of the current and emerging policy issues that are being debated and discussed by members of the Michigan Legislature and other state government leaders. This "Day at the Capitol" also introduces the Fellows to some of the key players in the policy making process in Lansing. The Michigan Policy Seminar helps to prepare the Fellows for the Washington Policy Seminar and provides another important lens for viewing the Washington policy scene.</p> <hr width="75%" /> <p>National Meetings</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0pt;">The EPFP Fellows participate in two national meetings during their Fellowship year that help to build diverse learning communities at each state site, and among Fellows across all national program sites. Attendance at both national meetings is required. </p> <ul style="margin-top: 0pt;"> <li><a href="index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=16:important-national-epfp-calendar-dates&amp;catid=8">Leadership Forum</a> - The Leadership Forum features experiential training activities, which provide Fellows with opportunities to learn about strategic leadership issues while learning from one of the country’s most important military struggles – the Battle of Gettysburg. In addition, on day two, Fellows will visit the U.S. Army War College and learn about concepts of strategic leadership.</li> </ul> <ul style="margin-top: 0pt;"> <li><a href="index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=16:important-national-epfp-calendar-dates&amp;catid=8">Washington Policy Seminar</a> - The Washington Policy Seminar is a sophisticated civics class that provides an up-close view of how things work in the nation's capital. Fellows gain insights into the people, processes, and institutions which shape national policy, and begin to understand how what happens at the national level intersects or collides with the policy systems and actions at the state and <br /> local levels.</li> </ul> <p style="margin-bottom: 0pt;"><br /> <i><a href="index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=2:epfp-programs&amp;catid=1&amp;Itemid=2">(back to EPFP Program)</a></i></p> Three Main Strands of EPFP - EPFP Michigan 2010-10-06T17:44:07+00:00 2010-10-06T17:44:07+00:00 http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/24-epfp-programs/epfp-programs/104-three-main-strands-of-epfp <h3><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Three Main Strands of EPFP</span></h3> <p>Strand 1: Public Policy Processes, Issues and Key Practitioners<em><br /> </em> <br /> This strand maps out the policy process in Michigan and focuses on some key issues or policy initiatives that are being heavily debated at the time. Examples are school finance reform, the transition process from one governor to another, employment and economic expansion issues, and government downsizing. This strand is specific to Michigan and gives Fellows a strong sense of how these issues are addressed in the public arena, by the media and how they connect with other policy issues. This strand also connects Fellows with leading public policy figures who hold offices or positions which are critical to the policymaking process. Speakers include elected officials, agency heads and staff, leaders from special interest or advocacy groups, academics, and other education, public policy and corporate leaders. Through interactions with these practitioners, fellows gain insight into the strategies these individuals use to move their issues or agendas, and the leadership qualities necessary to advance organizations and individuals toward their vision.</p> <hr width="75%" /> <p>Strand 2: Leadership and Skill Development<em><br /> </em> <br /> This strand focuses on the development of those specific skills which are necessary for exercising effective leadership in the 21st Century. The Michigan EPFP explores techniques and skills related to planning, directing, and evaluating programs and policies.&nbsp; In addition, a priority has been placed on developing collaborative skills which have been identified as critical to success in today's policy environments. Fellows experience assessments to identify personal preferences and styles, simulations and experiential activities to examine how different styles and behaviors conflict with individual and organizational goals. Group discussions incorporate these skills into the Fellows work experience. The opportunity to involve nontraditional activities, such as social and cultural experiences in learning about conflict and methods of reducing problems in organizations, provide valuable lessons.</p> <hr width="75%" /> <p>Strand 3: Networking</p> <p>The EPFP offers exceptional opportunities for networking. Participants focus on making connections between current Fellows and their counterparts in one of the other 13 state sites. In addition, deliberate efforts are made to connect current Fellows with Michigan's alumni network. An annual Michigan alumni seminar or reception is held to help expand the Fellows circle of professional contacts. A national alumni network of over 5,600 extends this network to an impressive set of resources across the country. Through alumni activities and the two national conferences, attempts are made to initiate and sustain these connections. It is especially in this networking strand where social media is employed. Email, <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&amp;gid=8150230&amp;trk=groups_about-h-logo" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/MichiganEPFP" target="_blank">Facebook</a> are integral communication strategies of the Michigan program.</p> <p><br /> <em><a href="http://epfp.educ.msu.edu/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=2:epfp-programs&amp;catid=1&amp;Itemid=2">(back to EPFP Program)</a></em></p> <h3><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Three Main Strands of EPFP</span></h3> <p>Strand 1: Public Policy Processes, Issues and Key Practitioners<em><br /> </em> <br /> This strand maps out the policy process in Michigan and focuses on some key issues or policy initiatives that are being heavily debated at the time. Examples are school finance reform, the transition process from one governor to another, employment and economic expansion issues, and government downsizing. This strand is specific to Michigan and gives Fellows a strong sense of how these issues are addressed in the public arena, by the media and how they connect with other policy issues. This strand also connects Fellows with leading public policy figures who hold offices or positions which are critical to the policymaking process. Speakers include elected officials, agency heads and staff, leaders from special interest or advocacy groups, academics, and other education, public policy and corporate leaders. Through interactions with these practitioners, fellows gain insight into the strategies these individuals use to move their issues or agendas, and the leadership qualities necessary to advance organizations and individuals toward their vision.</p> <hr width="75%" /> <p>Strand 2: Leadership and Skill Development<em><br /> </em> <br /> This strand focuses on the development of those specific skills which are necessary for exercising effective leadership in the 21st Century. The Michigan EPFP explores techniques and skills related to planning, directing, and evaluating programs and policies.&nbsp; In addition, a priority has been placed on developing collaborative skills which have been identified as critical to success in today's policy environments. Fellows experience assessments to identify personal preferences and styles, simulations and experiential activities to examine how different styles and behaviors conflict with individual and organizational goals. Group discussions incorporate these skills into the Fellows work experience. The opportunity to involve nontraditional activities, such as social and cultural experiences in learning about conflict and methods of reducing problems in organizations, provide valuable lessons.</p> <hr width="75%" /> <p>Strand 3: Networking</p> <p>The EPFP offers exceptional opportunities for networking. Participants focus on making connections between current Fellows and their counterparts in one of the other 13 state sites. In addition, deliberate efforts are made to connect current Fellows with Michigan's alumni network. An annual Michigan alumni seminar or reception is held to help expand the Fellows circle of professional contacts. A national alumni network of over 5,600 extends this network to an impressive set of resources across the country. Through alumni activities and the two national conferences, attempts are made to initiate and sustain these connections. It is especially in this networking strand where social media is employed. Email, <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&amp;gid=8150230&amp;trk=groups_about-h-logo" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/MichiganEPFP" target="_blank">Facebook</a> are integral communication strategies of the Michigan program.</p> <p><br /> <em><a href="index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=2:epfp-programs&amp;catid=1&amp;Itemid=2">(back to EPFP Program)</a></em></p>