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Centers and Coordinators

​​​​​​​Student Teaching Centers and Coordinators by Area
Due to the large number of students to be placed by the Teacher Education Program other student teaching centers have been developed in various parts of the state. These centers, located throughout Michigan, facilitate opportunities for placements in multicultural and best practice settings. This means that student teachers may be assigned to schools away from their homes.

Teaching Centers are broken down into 9 categories throughout the state of Michigan.
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​ ​Bay Area (Bay City, Midland, Saginaw, and Thumb Area) ​ ​
Dr. Joe Garza, 
garza1j@cmich.edu

Dr. Howard Parkhurst
Center Leader

Capitol Area (Greater Lansing and Jackson Area)  ​ ​ ​
Terry Brown, brown1ts@cmich.eduTim Young,
young1tl@cmich.edu

Genesee Area (I-69 Corridor from Flint to Port Huron Area) ​ ​ ​
Dr. Bob Sunday, 
sunda1rf@cmich.edu
Rick VanHaaften, 
vanha1r@cmich.edu
Mid-Michigan Area (Mount Pleasant and the surrounding school districts)   ​ ​ ​
Dr. Kevin Cunningham, cunni1kd@cmich.eduRudy Godefroidt, 
godef1r@cmich.edu
Lynn Laskowsky, 
lasko1lf@cmich.edu 
Center Leader
Jeannie Mishler, mishl2ja@cmich.edu
Al Strieter, 
strie1ah@cmich.edu
Northwest Area (Greater Traverse City, East to Alpena, and South to Manistee)  ​ ​ ​
Dr. Lorraine B​erak
Center Leader
Christine Esper, esper1c@cmich.edu
Janis Schneider, 
schne3jm@cmich.edu
Glenn Solowiej, 
solow1ge@cmich.edu
Metro North Area (Oakland/Macomb Counties)  ​ ​ ​
Nancy Dodson, 
dodso1nm@cmich.edu Center Leader
Jan Hagland, 
hagla1jm@cmich.edu
Wayne Hewitt, 
hewit1wa@cmich.edu
Sally Klatt, klatt1sa@cmich.edu
Charles O'Connor, oconn5jc@cmich.eduGary Wood, 
wood1gw@cmich.edu
Metro South Area (Wayne/Macomb Counties) ​ ​ ​
Christine Bak, bak1ch@cmich.eduJoe Maci, 
maci1ja@cmich.edu
Dr. Karen Paling, palin1kl@cmich.edu  Center Leader
Western Michigan Area (Grand Rapids, South to Kalamazoo and West to
Muskegon Areas) 
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Dr. Libby Knepper-Muller  Center LeaderTom Popiel, 
popie1te@cmich.edu
Lynne Popiel, 
popie1l@cmich.edu
Steve Schaefer, 
schae1sb@cmich.edu



Need more information?
Contact the Center for Clinical Experiences at 989-774-7662 or 989-774-4411 or email ehscce@cmich.edu

Situations often arise where students may need to complete their teaching in a different state. Any student interested in this possibility should make an appointment to meet with the Director of Clinical Experiences by contacting Sarah Kunik, phone 989-774-4411 or ehscce@cmich.edu


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