Sheryl Diamond, Special Education Policy Consultant, Michigan Department of Education
Andrew Rable, Supervisor, Special Education Support Services, Ingham ISD
Steve Stegink, Consultant, Office of Professional Preparation Services, Michigan Department of Education
Elisabeth Weston, Senior Consultant for Technology & Business Processes, Public Sector Consultants
1:00 – 1:15 Introduction and Review of Survey Results
1:15 – 1:45 Teacher Certification 101: How Teachers Become Teachers in Michigan
Krista Ried, MDE Office of Professional Preparation & Development
1:45 – 2:15 Consideration of Future Forces: Challenges and Opportunities in Michigan’s Teacher Certification Process
2:15 – 2:45 Education Policy Perspectives
Dr. Lee Rose, Professor & Department Chair, CMU
Dr. Sophie Jeffries, Coordinator of Teacher Preparation, LCC
2:45 – 3:15 Table Discussions
3:15 – 3:30 Break
3:30 – 4:00 Table Reports
4:00 – 4:45 Group Discussion of Policy Recommendations Team Members
Professor Leonie (Lee) Rose, Ph.D. ,Chair, Department of Teacher Education & Professional Development, Central Michigan University
Dr. Leonie M. Rose is the Chair of Teacher Education and Professional Development and is a full Professor of Literacy Education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She is an advisor to students on the MA in Reading and Literacy K-12 and the undergraduate Reading in Elementary Grades minor. Her university committee memberships include service on the following: the Interdisciplinary Language Arts Council, the Professional Education Assessment Committee, the Interdisciplinary Education Committee, and the Academic Senate Committee on Committees. She has been Director of the CMU Summer Reading Clinic for fifteen years. Dr. Rose is a Past President of the Michigan Reading Association and remains active on the Board of Directors as the Parliamentarian, Committee Chair for Professional Standards, and as a member of the Legislative Committee. In 2001, Dr. Rose received the International Reading Association’s Outstanding Reading Educator Award.
Dr. Karen Adams, Dean, College of Education & Human Services, Central Michigan University
Ms. Krista Ried, Higher Education Consultant, Michigan Department of Education
Krista Ried is the Teacher Quality Coordinator in the Office of Professional Preparation Services for the Michigan Department of Education (MDE). She works with the U.S. Department of Education to meet the requirements of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) in regards to highly qualified teachers. She regularly works with administrators and teachers to meet state requirements for certification and highly qualified status. She also coordinates programs involving NCLB paraprofessional qualifications, directs the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Grants program and facilitates projects related to international education. Prior to her current position, she was an elementary school teacher, both in Michigan and in Illinois. She taught third and/or fourth grade for nearly 10 years before joining the MDE staff in 2003. Krista is a 2006-07 EPFP Fellow.
Sophie Jeffries, Ph.D., Coordinator of Teacher Preparation, Lansing Community College
Dr. Sophie Jeffries has served as the Coordinator of Teacher Preparation at Lansing Community College (LCC) since 2000. She also serves as the Coordinator of the CMU/LCC Elementary Education Program in Lansing. Prior to joining LCC, she was Assistant/Associate Professor of Foreign Language Education at Syracuse University, and the University at Albany, State University of New York. Dr. Jefferies is Past President and member of executive committee of the Michigan Association for Community College Educator Preparation (MACCEP). She earned her BA and MA from Michigan State University in French and her Ph.D. in Foreign Language Education from The Ohio State University.