Michigan Leadership Institute

Developing, Deploying and Supporting LEADERS Across Michigan

MARCH 2022. Volume 3

$1,000 Scholarships For Students with Leadership Skills

The Michigan Leadership Institute is committed to developing LEADERSHIP at all levels. Thanks to generous donations to our foundation, we are able to give Seniors some financial assistance to help with their next steps in achieving their goals and dreams.

Education, Training and Self-Improvement are powerful weapons that we truly believe our young people will use to help make our world a better place.

These Scholarships are open to any Michigan Senior based on the following criteria:

1. Student must maintain good Attendance.

2. Student must possess Leadership skills and ambition.

3. Student must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher

4. Student must complete the attached application.

Please encourage your young leaders to apply for the funds and be recognized.

Applications are available on the attached link and on the MLI Website.

Funds are available for multiple scholarships and will be awarded around May 16, 2022.

Return to : Genesee County Education Foundation. Postmarked by May 10, 2022.

2413 W. Maple Avenue

Flint, Mi. 48507

OR email all pages to lhagelmli@geneseeisd.org Deadline May 13, 2022


INTRODUCING OUR SUPES INSTRUCTIONAL ACADEMY **************************** Instructional Leadership Focus

Thursday, June 23rd, 12pm


On June 23-24, 2022 we are excited to offer a SUPES Instructional Academy! This event will begin with lunch on Thursday, June 23 at noon and run through a dinner event that evening. Then we will begin Friday morning at 8:00am and conclude at 3:00pm. The days will focus on instuctructional leadership for those individuals who are new to the Superintendency or aspiring to the position but have not had a strong back ground in curriculum and instruction, or would like to refocus on what matters most. Ms. Sheila Alles, Mrs.Teresa Weatherall Neal, Dr. Debbie McFalone, Dr. Lisa Hagel and others including experienced superintendents will lead this incredible opportunity for you to increase your knowledge, build a network of peers and recharge yourself!

The cost is $350 for the two days which includes registration, materials and all meals.

Please register below on the following Catalog link.

The Hyatt Place, Hill Road is our partner hotel with special rates. Information is also attached under the catalog link.


What is the Superintendent Preparation Academy?

The Superintendent Preparation Academy is a comprehensive leadership development experience to prepare individuals who will be the next “class” of superintendent candidates – those considering the pursuit of positions in the year 2022 or thereafter. This experience will also help you grow as an educational professional regardless of your leadership position and strengthen your skills and knowledge to increase performance today and tomorrow.

Why was the Academy developed?

MLI is committed to K-12 school districts and public institutions throughout Michigan and the success of all children by developing, deploying and supporting outstanding executive leadership.

There will be an unprecedented number of superintendents retiring over the next decade. At the same time, fewer people with the necessary capacity-building experiences are aspiring to move into these critical leadership roles. In addition, the superintendency has become increasingly complex. It is critical that future superintendents have the best preparation and network possible as you take leadership of the district and we want to help you be successful.

To see more information or register for the SUPES ACADEMY see the link and below or MLI website. We guarantee you will not be disappointed in the professional learning and relationships made in this experience. Please call Dr. Lisa Hagel at 810 516 9368 0r email at lhagelmli@geneseeisd.org

SUPES Academy 2022 Registration Packet

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Leadership Vacancies - Our Students Need Great Leaders………

Do you know someone ready to lead or for the next step? Our state needs the best leaders to help carry us all forward, be a mentor, or look for the next wonderful opportunity for yourself.

  • Clare-Gladwin RESD
  • Alpena Montmorency Alcona ESD
  • Colon Superintendent
  • Brandon Schools Superintendent
  • Oak Park Schools Superintendent
  • Ida Superintendent
  • Hamilton Schools Superintendent
  • Brandywine Public Schools Superintendent
  • Interim Superintendents and principals also needed for long and short term vacancies.

The Talent of Children Never Stops Inspiring Us and We Never Leave Them. (Enjoy This)


We are always there for them, but the young talents of children are what the right instructors can bring out in students never stops amazing us. Also nice to share with your staff!

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Leadership Support in Instructional Design and Curriculum

Sheila Alles formally from the Michigan Department of Education and Livonia Public Schools is an expert in Curriculum and Instruction. She can help the Superintendent as the Instructional Leader, the district Curriculum Leader, or one of your Departments chairs through a review process. She is here to help in a multitude of ways and wants to help your teachers, administrative team and of course most of all the students be successful!


Ms. Sheila Alles, Former Interim State Superintendent, Deputy State Superintendent, Curriculum Specialist Livonia Public Schools : Serving Districts with MLI as a Curriculum & Instructional Specialist, Strategic Planning


Dr. Randy Liepa, Former Superintendent Wayne RESA and Livonia Public Schools Serving Districts with MLI in Millage, Bond Support , Searches, and Strategic Planning liepar246@gmail.com

Dr. Keely Mounger, Former Superintendent at Westwood Heights, and Coleman, Former Deputy Superintendent for Human Resources and Operations Serving Districts with MLI in Capital and Facility Planning, Negotiations, Searches kmoungermli@geneseeisd.org

Mr. Clarence Garner, Former Superintendent Grand Blanc Schools Serving Districts with MLI in Strategic Planning Specialist cgarnermli@geneseeisd.org

Mrs.Teresa Weatherall Neal, Former Superintendent of Grand Rapids Public Schools Serving Districts with MLI in Instructional Coach, Searches, & Culture Coaching Leadgr616@gmail.com

Mr. David Burt, Former Operations and Maintenance Director Serving Districts with MLI in Capital and Facility Planning dburt@geneseeisd.org

Dr. Debbie McFalone, Leadership Consultant Serving Districts with MLI in Professional Development in Leadership and Instructional Learning making meaningful and powerful change


Mr. Jan Amsterburg, Former Superintendent Gratiot Isabella ISD and Durand Area Schools Serving Districts with MLI in Administrative Mentoring and Strategic Planning

Dr. William Webber, Former Superintendent South Redford School District, Serving Districts with MLI in Human Resources, Finance, and Negotiations Jbweber927@sbcglobal.net

Mr. Tom Tenbrink, Former Superintendent Jenison Public Schools, Serving Districts with MLI in Searches, Culture Building, and Bond Support tomtenbrink1953@gmail.com

Regional Presidents- Executive Searches, District Support

Dave Killips Former Superintendent Chelsea Schools Southwest Michigan dkkillips@gmail.com

John Silveri Former Superintendent Waterford Schools S. E. Michigan jsilverimli@gmail.com

Charlie Andrews Former Superintendent Marysville Schools Mi. candrewsmli@gmail.com

Dr. John Scholten Former Superintendent Petoskey Schools Northern Mi.


Andy Ingall, Former Superintendent Grand Haven Schools, Serving Districts with MLI in Searches, Mentoring, and Planning. Aingallmli@geneseeisd.org

Pete Haines- Former Superintendent, Ottawa ISD Assoc. President, S.W. Mi haines1@gmail.com

Lisa Hook -Administrative Assistant: lhook@geneseeisd.org

Dr. Lisa Hagel, Former Superintendent at Genesee ISD and Mt. Morris Schools,

Executive Director. (810) 591-3251 lhagelmli@geneseeisd.org

The Video Above Will Help You- Think, Write, Focus, Motivate

It is the time of year we are tired, yet everyone still needs you. They need your energy, your motivation, your vision , and your drive. You are the leader that inspires others to be their best.

You are the leader that encourages Seniors to chase their dreams and reach their fullest potential. You are the leader that unites even the most challenging governing Boards and communities around shared goals for students. You lift staff members and keep them going, you are amazing and do amazing work.

Enjoy some inspiration above and give yourself a few minutes to think about your “WHY”. Why do you do what you do and give of yourself?

Enjoy the video above and thoughts with yourself.

Vacancies and Searches

We are ready to help you find your next leadership opportunity to impact a community of students, families and staff. Please continue to watch the MLI website at :http://www.mileader.org for vacancies.

Additionally, we can assist you in recruiting and replacing all key positions in your district as you focus on other important duties. Please do not hesitate to reach out for support.

(810) 591-3251 or mli@geneseeisd.org

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Congratulations To The Many New Superintendents Hired Through MLI: We Wish You and Your District All The Best

Mr. Joshua McDowell - Pittsford Bloomfield Hills

Mr. Nate Parker - Adrian Schools

Dr. John Severson - MAISA Executive Director

Dr. John Ritzler - Cassopolis

Mr. Peter Spadafore - Middle Cites Executive Director.

Mr. Ken Weaver - Oxford Area Schools-

Mr. Richard Sarau - Menominee Public Schools

Mr. Blake Prewitt - Newaygo RESA

Dr. Jan Amsterburg - Byron Area Schools

Dr.Tyrone Weeks - Dearborn 7

Dr. John Ritzler - Cassopolis Public Schools

Mr. Jeff Wright - Newago Public Schools

Dr. Dania Bazzi - West Bloomfield