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Michigan Department of Education

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Michigan Department of Education
Agency Profile
Superintendent:Mike Flanagan
FY 2013 Budget:$14.6 billion[1]
Website:Department Home Page
The Michigan Department of Education oversees public K-12 instruction in Michigan. The department managed 4,126 schools and 1,745,308 students during the 2012-13 school year.[2]



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See also
Michigan Superintendent of Public Instruction
List of school districts in Michigan
Public education in Michigan
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The mission statement of the Michigan Department of Education reads:[3]
Through leadership, policy implementation, and light-of-day reporting, the Michigan Department of Education will increase full-time, full-access systems of education that support success for every student.[4]


The current Superintendent of Public Instruction is Mike Flanagan. The following list details his cabinet officials:[5]

  • Deputy Superintendent, Office of Great Start: Susan Broman
  • Deputy Superintendent, Education Services: Venessa Keesler
  • Deputy Superintendent, Accountability Services: Joseph Martineau
  • Deputy Superintendent: Carol Wolenberg

Departmental divisions

The Department of Education has 15 divisions managed by the officials listed below:

  • Career & Technical Education: Patty Cantu
  • Child Development and Care: Lisa Brewer Walraven
  • Early Childhood Education & Family Services: Lindy Buch
  • Education Technology & Data Coordination: Vacant
  • Field Services: Mike Radke
  • Financial Management: Jane Schultz
  • Head Start-State Collaboration Office: Jeremy Reuter
  • Human Resources: Joetta Parker
  • Improvement and Innovation: Linda Forward
  • Professional Preparation and Certification Services: Flora Jenkins
  • Public and Governmental Affairs: Martin Ackley
  • School Support Services: Kyle Guerrant
  • Special Education: Eleanor White
  • State Aid and School Finance: Daniel Hanrahan
  • State School Reform and Redesign Office: Deborah Clemmons

State Board of Education

The State Board of Education serves as the general planning and coordinating body for public education. Additionally, the board advises the legislature on the financial status and requirements for public education. The superintendent is appointed by the board and serves as chairman of the board without the right to vote. The board as a whole consists of eight members who are nominated by party conventions. They are elected at-large to eight-year terms. During a vacancy the governor may appoint a new member.[6]

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