Michael Flanagan

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Mike Flanagan
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Michigan Superintendent of Public Instruction
In office
May 18, 2005 - Present
Years in position 10
Base salary$191,410
Elections and appointments
AppointedMay 18, 2005
Appointed byMichigan State Board of Education
Term limitsN/A
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Michael Flanagan is the Michigan Superintendent of Public Instruction. He has served in this position since his appointment in 2005.


Flanagan served for 5 years as the superintendent of the Farmington/Farmington Hills School District. Following this, he served for seven years as the superintendent of the Wayne Regional Educational Service Agency. He is a past chair of the Education Alliance of Michigan as well as a past president of the National County of Superintendents Association.[1]

Political Career

Michigan Superintendent of Public Instruction 2995 - present)

Flanagan was appointed to this position in 2005. In March 2012, Flanagan's contract was extended to May 1, 2015. This came on the heels of a 5-3 vote by the state board of education. During his time in office, Michigan has adopted college preparatory curriculum, requiring all high school students to take the ACT exams. He also has lead the board of education in creating rising standards on state standardized tests.[2]



Flanagan was appointed Michigan Superintendent of Public Instruction by the State Board of Education on May 18, 2005.[1]


Flangan and his wife, Anna, have three children and four grandchildren.[1]

Contact information

Michigan Department of Education
608 W. Allegan Street
P.O. Box 30008
Lansing, MI 48909

Phone: 517-373-3324
Email: flanaganm@michigan.gov

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