Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointment, reappointments to the Michigan Interagency Coordinating Council for Infants and Toddlers with Developmental Disabilities

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Cheryl Granzo of Belding as well as the reappointments of Deana Strudwick of White Pigeon and Stephanie Peters of Eaton Rapids to the Michigan Interagency Coordinating Council for Infants and Toddlers with Developmental Disabilities.

The 21-member council advises the Michigan Department of Education in the preparation of applications for financial and other assistance for infants and toddlers with developmental disabilities. The council also advises and assists the department regarding the appropriate services for children from birth through age five.

"I thank these individuals for serving on this important board. The work they do will be instrumental in assisting families and small children with disabilities," Snyder said.

Appointment:

Granzo is the supervisor of Birth to Five Programs for the Ionia County Intermediate School District and is also a licensed speech and language pathologist. Granzo holds a master’s degree from Michigan State University, an early childhood education endorsement, and a special education supervisor endorsement from Grand Valley State University. She will represent public or private providers of early intervention services and replace Conny Raaymakers.

Reappointments:

Strudwick is the executive director of special education and early childhood for the St. Joseph County Intermediate School District. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Bowling Green State University, a master’s degree in social work from Western Michigan University and a master’s degree in education from Grand Valley State University. She will continue to represent public or private providers of early intervention services.

Peters previously served as the Ingham Intermediate School District's Early Childhood and Special Education Support Services Supervisor. She holds a bachelor's degree in social science and a master's degree in special education from Michigan State University. 

Members serve four-year terms expiring Oct. 31, 2020.

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