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

Brian Johnson
Director of Assessment & Curriculum Support, Bay City Schools

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

Nicole Gasper
Chief Instructional Officer, Newaygo County RESA

Immediate Past President
Jennifer Brown
Superintendent, Cadillac Area Public Schools

Representative – Region 1
Deb Asano
Associate Superintendent, Marquette-Alger RESA

Representative- Region 2
Chris Parker
Assistant Director, MI Excel Statewide Field Team, Calhoun ISD

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

Representative- Region 4
John Mertz
Director of Instructional Services, Bay Area ISD

Representative – Region 5
Amber Hall
Curriculum Director, Grand Blanc Community Schools

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

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

Representative- Region 8
Mellissa Wilson
CEMat/Curriculum Consultant, Lenawee ISD

Representative- Region 9
Carmen Kennedy
Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction, Avondale School District

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

At Large 
Corinne Edwards
Curriculum Director, Saginaw Township Schools

At Large
Kelley Cusmano
English Teacher, Rochester Community Schools

At Large
Kelli Hixon
Professional Learning Specialist, Michigan Virtual

Liaison Representative
Heather Kortlandt
Director of Instruction, Otsego Public Schools

Michigan ASCD Staff