Michigan ASCD, along with ASCD is a global community dedicated to excellence in learning, teaching, and leading. Our innovative solutions promote the success of each child.

Michigan ASCD is the state affiliate of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), an international organization of diverse educators committed to excellence in teaching and learning.

Located in Lansing, Michigan ASCD is a strong resource and advocate for quality teaching and learning in our state. The organization collaborates with the State Department of Education, the State Board of Education, the Legislature and other educational organizations to advocate for and influence the educational policy and practices that are of interest to our membership.

Michigan ASCD, along with ASCD is the worldwide leader in learning, teaching, and educational leadership.  We provide expert and innovative solutions for addressing the opportunities and challenges learners face in the 21st Century.  We engage and connect diverse communities dedicated to the success of each learner.

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Board of Directors

Nicole Gasper
CEO, West Michigan Aviation Academy

Dr. Kathy Peasley
Associate Superintendent for Instruction, Gratiot-Isabella RESD

Debra Asano
Associate Superintendent, Marquette-Alger RESA

Immediate Past President
Brian Johnson,
Education Consultant, Bay City Public Schools

Representative- Region 2
Chris Parker
Superintendent, Petoskey Schools

Representative – Region 3
Tonya Harrison
Director of General Education, Mecosta-Osceola ISD

Representative- Region 4
John Mertz
Director of Human Resources, Bay-Arenac ISD

Representative – Region 5
Amber Hall
Curriculum & Perry Innovation Center Director, Grand Blanc Community Schools

Representative – Region 6
Susan Gillings
Associate Superintendent, Haslett Public Schools

Representative – Region 7
Wendy Maynard-Somers
Superintendent, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools

Representative- Region 8
Mellissa Wilson
Wayne RESA

Representative- Region 9
Carmen Kennedy-Rogers
Senior Program Officer & Education Leader, The Skillman Foundation

Representative- Region 10
Dr. Michele Harmala
Graduate Director, Associate Professor at Madonna College of Education

At Large 
Jennifer Brown,
Superintendent, Cadillac Public Schools

At Large 
Corinne Edwards
Education Consultant, Michigan Department of Education

At Large
Kelley Cusmano
English Teacher, Rochester Community Schools

Liaison Representative
Heather Kortlandt
Director of Instruction, Otsego Public Schools

Michigan ASCD Staff