Co-authored initial programmatic sketch, grant applications, and budgetarymodels, and worked with University faculty to align the ECP with new and ex-isting University programs. Program received $400,000 initial planning grantfrom Michigan Department of Education, and will receive substantial continu-ation funding for the next three years. Also authored several supplementalgrants for enhanced programmatic offerings.Centrally involved in hiring of educational leadership and faculty, curriculumdevelopment and Michigan Merit Curriclum alignment, professional develop-ment, creation of key civic partnerships, recruitment, securing of funding, li-aising with the state department of education, program-related budgeting,formalization of articulation agreements, grant writing, media relations, cre-ation of transitional “bridge” programs, and resolution of campus facultygovernance issues. Acted as liaison to university, K-12 and general communi-ty; worked with University’s media relations office to “brand” GEC.
Primary university liaison to the area’s K-16 community.
Responsible for creation of strategic partnerships and outreach programswith Flint Community Schools. Worked with Flint Community Schools to de-sign a second possible early college program. Helped FCS develop Interna-tional Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP), presently in appli-cation status at Whittier Classical Academy.Helped institute on-campus early college experience programs, civic engage-ment activities, adolescent literacy programs, family math programs, andmore.University liaison to other Flint area schools for numerous outreach andschool improvement programs, including but not limited to professional de-velopment opportunities, “campus days” for students, dual enrollment op-portunities, co-curricular programming, and the development of a partner-ship laboratory/demonstration school. Directly involved in numerous CTE ini-tiatives on a local and regional level.Initiated articulation agreements between existing academic programs at The University of Michigan-Flint and special programs held at K-12 institu-tions, including the Genesee Area Skills Center's business and health profes-sions programs.
Education Faculty, 2002-2012, The University of Michigan-FlintSchool of Education and Human Services, Flint, Michigan
Centrally involved in developing new Masters’ Degree “global cohort” in Technology in Education. Core faculty member for program. Curriculum fo-cuses on the considered use of technology in civic and science education.Students work with NGO’s and other organizations to develop educational
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