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About MI-LIFE

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About MI-LIFE



MI-LIFE is a professional learning program for Michigan Educational Administrators that is stimulating, inspiring and challenging and will cause educational leaders to confront and question their current assumptions about administering, teaching and learning.

 

The MI-LIFE program is funded through a grant from the Microsoft Partners in Learning Program to the Michigan Department of Education. Oversight to the program is provided by an Executive Committee comprised of representatives from the MDE, Microsoft Corporation, and the Executive Directors of the professional education associations in Michigan.

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J. Mark Rainey, MI-LIFE Consultant

During Mark’s 20 years with the Saginaw Public Schools, he served as teacher, elementary principal, assistant high school principal, public relations specialist and supervisor of the district Media and Instructional Technology Center. Until his retirement in 2004, he was Executive Director of the Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency’s Teaching, Learning and Leadership Center, Regional Educational Media Center-12, Southwest Michigan Research and Development Center and the KRESA Leadership Institute.

 

Mark teaches graduate classes in the Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology at Western Michigan University. In addition, he is a consultant with the Western Michigan University-Wallace Reader’s Digest Foundation’s “Michigan Coalition of Educational Leadership” grant.

 

Contact Mark at mrainey@mi-life.org.


 

 

Jane Perzyk, MI-LIFE Consultant

Jane is a former media specialist from St. Isaac Jogues School in St. Clair Shores, MI, where she focused on technology integration and information literacy. During her 15 years at St. Isaac, she served as president of the Michigan Chapter of the Catholic Library Association and became a charter member of Let’s Talk Technology, a learning community of educators interested in technology who meet monthly. Originally funded by MACUL, Let’s Talk is now supported by membership fees.

 

Jane served on the planning team for the recently concluded Michigan Gates Project, LEADing the Future, facilitating in the delivery of technology-based leadership professional development for school administrators throughout the state.

 

Contact Jane at japerzyk@mi-life.org.

 

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