Transforming Schools in Michigan

Michigan education leaders work together to drive positive change, foster continuous district and school improvement, and shape a brighter future for all students.

K12 partner districts across the country are working closely with Studer Education to enhance continuous improvement efforts, elevate student outcomes, and shape the future of education. Our commitment to guide and support our district partners to foster positive change has paved the way for transformative initiatives. Explore the success stories of our partners in Michigan and throughout the country.

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Our Impact

“One of the areas we’ve been successful with is really facing the brutal facts and meeting them together as a team. Our executive team has been amazing at facing hard truths together— showing up authentically in those conversations and saying: this is really hard. We have to do this, but this is the right thing to do—making decisions even when it’s hard.”
Sabrina Hebeler, Chief of Staff • Infrastructure Planning and Facilities – Michigan State University


“Our work with Studer will give us guidance so we’ll all be rowing the boat in the same direction. The time is now!”
Adam Bowen, Superintendent • New Buffalo Area Schools, MI.


“We had to become more intentional with the work that we’re doing. And that’s really benefited us in our partnership with Studer Ed because that becomes an accountability partner for us. We get caught up in the day-to-day challenges. That needle moves very quickly. So we also speak a lot about having an accountability partner to ensure that we can remain focused on our work. ”
Rob Clayton, Superintendent • Warren County Schools, KY.


“Our journey with improvement science isn’t a magic pill, but darn close. The improvement science tools can be used with all students to drive their understanding of their own learning and to create the intrinsic motivation.”
Jay Swatek, Principal • Tea Area School District, SD.

Consult with Our Solutions Experts in Michigan

Sarah Maston

Sarah Maston
Partner Development Director


Michael Prouty
Partner Development Associate

Hear Stories of Michigan Excellence

The Accelerate Your Performance podcast shares stories of excellent organizations, ground-breaking leaders, and the practices behind their success. These episodes, alongside our insights blog, focus on our partners that use tactical actions to improve workplace culture and their organizational effectiveness.

Mark Bielang, Superintendent of Portage Public Schools and winner of a Studer Education 2022 Difference Maker award, discusses why being a learning leader helps him lead his team. He also shares his commitment to prioritizing the student voice. Listen to this podcast episode as he explains how their voices have shaped school culture and helped foster unity across the district.

Driving a culture of continuous improvement involves listening to people and taking an authentic look at the data on how the organization is performing. Tom Livezey, Superintendent of Oakridge Public Schools in Muskegon, Michigan, shares what it takes to create this kind of culture. He also shares about his district’s close relationship with their union and key strategies he uses to keep everyone on the same page and moving in the right direction.

System-wide Education Improvement

With solutions to support excellence from the district office to the classroom, Studer Education meets you where you are and helps you get where you want to go.

Organizational Excellence Coaching​

Apply a systems improvement approach to achieve at the highest levels. Coach leaders to focus on people, strategy, execution, culture, and results.​

Strategic Planning

Develop an aligned strategic direction and implement systems and processes that empower people to execute on strategy.

Leading School Improvement

Turn around under-performing schools or take consistent schools to the next level with proven leadership strategies.

Leading Classroom Improvement

Integrate improvement practices in classrooms to engage teachers, students, and parents in student learning.​

Feedback Surveys & Results

Use data and input from stakeholders to develop solve big challenges with the support and alignment. ​

Nine Principles Academy

Provide just-in-time, research-based tools and training to scale effective leadership and instructional practices for school and classroom leaders.​

Accomplish results by tackling big challenges

  • Align Teams on a Shared Strategic Direction​
  • Establish Systems and Processes that Accelerate Results​
  • Engage Your Community, Families, and Board Members as Partners in Achieving Outcomes
  • Implement Continuous Improvement Initiatives at Scale​
  • Transform Workplace Culture​
  • Develop All Leaders and Empower them to Solve Problems​

Connect with Us

Join us on this empowering journey as we celebrate achievements, share best practices, and inspire a new era of educational excellence in Michigan.

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