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Michigan's Leadership for Equity and Transformation Fellowship is a collaboration between MCAN and the Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals designed to create a pipeline of future principals who are equity-minded, transformative leaders who will advance postsecondary educational access and success. This 18-month project-based fellowship is grounded in the 4 Dimensions of Leadership from the Center for Educational Leadership to address overarching questions of how school leadership can ensure equitable postsecondary education opportunities for all Michigan students.

The AP Fellows Program is open to assistant principals, associate principals, district or ISD staff, or school deans who have served in their role for at least three years and have the desire to move into secondary school principalship in the next one to four years.

The inaugural cohort of Michigan Leadership for Equity and Transformation Fellows is:

  • Mohamed Abusalah, Salina Intermediate School, Dearborn
  • Sidney Bailey IV, Portage West Middle School, Portage
  • Jessica Garber, Escanaba Junior Senior High School, Escanaba
  • Jason Henshaw, Royal Oak Middle School, Royal Oak
  • Zach Macintosh, L'Anse Creuse Middle School East, New Baltimore
  • Lisa O’Connor, Howell High School, Howell
  • Angela Rancillio, Lincoln High School, Warren
  • Hanan Reda, Maples Elementary School, Dearborn
  • Jennifer Rodas, Burton Middle School, Grand Rapids
  • Gina Schmitt, Grand Haven High School, Grand Haven

Graphic featuring the fellows listed above.

Applications for this fellowship have closed. If you are interested in joining a future cohort, please email Jeneen Hatoum, MCAN director of high school innovation.

Jeneen Hatoum