Michigan PreK-12 Literacy Commission

Housed within the Michigan Department of Education, the 13-member commission will advise and assist in matters relating to the assessment, professional development, education programming, socioeconomic challenges, best practices, collaboration, parental engagement, and teaching of literacy.
 
The Commission is comprised of 13 members, seven of which shall represent the business, education, and philanthropic communities who have a particular interest of expertise in literacy in the state of Michigan, with at least one member with literacy experience in an urban setting, at least one member with experience in Special Education Literacy, and at least one member with experience in English-Language Learners. One shall be a member submitted by the Speaker of the House, one shall be a member submitted by the Minority Leader of the House, one shall be a member submitted by the Senate Majority Leader, one shall be a member submitted by the Senate Minority Leader, and two shall be members submitted by the Superintendent of Public Instruction.
 
 
Statute
 
 
Members
 
Susan Medendorp, Lansing
Term ends October 31, 2021
 
Denise Smith, Detroit
Term ends October 31, 2021
 
John Kennedy, Kentwood
Term ends October 31, 2022
 
Naomi Norman, Ann Arbor
Term ends October 31, 2022
 
Jennifer Cory, Livonia
A member submitted by the Senate Minority Leader
Term ends October 31, 2022
 
Amanda Price, Holland 
A member submitted by the Speaker of the House
Term ends October 31, 2022
 
Nell Duke, Ann Arbor
A member submitted by the Senate Majority Leader
Term ends October 31, 2022
 
Zainab Jawad-Beydoun, Dearborn Heights
A member submitted by the Minority Leader of the House
Term ends October 31, 2022
 
Kyle Mayer, Grand Haven
Term ends October 31, 2023
 
April Imperio, Ferndale
Term ends October 31, 2023
 
Patricia Edwards, Okemos
A member submitted by the Superintendent of Public Instruction
Term ends October 31, 2024
 
Gwendolyn McMillon, Saginaw
A member submitted by the Superintendent of Public Instruction
Term ends October 31, 2024
 
Punita Thurman, Detroit
Term ends Octover 31, 2024