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Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointment to State Teacher Tenure Commission

Friday, October 9, 2015

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Jeffyn Herioux, of Gladstone, to the State Teacher Tenure Commission.

The commission acts as a board of review for all teacher tenure cases appealed from the decision of a controlling board.

“I am confident that Jeffyn’s contributions to this commission will help ensure Michigan's students are provided the best education possible,” Snyder said.

Herioux is a secondary teacher and the social studies department chair with Gladstone Area Schools and previously served as a high school teacher with Marshall Public Schools. She has more than 21 years of secondary teaching experience focused on student and staff development and fostering effective learning. Herioux earned a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Northern Michigan University, a master’s degree in literary instruction from Michigan State University, and a master’s degree in educational administration and supervision from Northern Michigan University. She represents classroom instructors and replaces Karen Leslie.

Herioux serves a five-year term expiring Aug. 31, 2020. Her appointment is not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.