Governor's Educator Advisory Council

The Governor’s Educator Advisory Council was created by Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order No. 2019-9. The Council will review and make recommendations regarding legislation relevant to this state’s public education system, identify and analyze issues impacting the effectiveness of Michigan’s public education system, identify best practices in public education and recommend corresponding changes and improvements to Michigan’s public education system, and provide other information or advice relevant to public education.  
 
The Council consists of 15 voting members appointed by the governor and shall include individuals representing various roles in Michigan’s public education system, such as teachers, administrators, counselors, specialists, and support staff. One of the 15 voting members appointed by the governor shall be the Michigan Teacher of the Year who serves a 1-year term beginning September 1 of each year. After the initial appointments, the other 14 members are appointed for 4-year terms. 
 

Statute

 
Members
 
Cara Lougheed, Romeo
Representing the Teacher of the Year
Term expires 8/1/2020
 
Benedict Pineda, Lansing
Term expires 5/9/2021
 
Cathy Longstreet, Hastings
Term expires 5/9/2021
 
Anthony Greenburg, Lansing
Term expires 5/9/2021
 
Lisa Rivard, East China
Term expires 5/9/2022
 
Jeffrey C. Whittle, Eastpointe
Term expires 5/9/2022
 
Marcus A. Walton, Commerce Township
Term expires 5/9/2022
 
Ruth J.L. Ryynanen, Chassell
Term expires 5/9/2022
 
Ramont M. Roberts, Saginaw
Term expires 5/9/2023
 
Gregory Talberg, Williamston - Chair
Term expires 5/9/2023
 
Margaret Lincoln, Ceresco
Term expires 5/9/2023
 
Zaineb Chami, Dearborn
Term expires 5/9/2023
 
Eva Coleman, Southgate
Term expires 5/9/2024
 
Mandy Stewart, Charlotte
Term expires, 5/9/2024
 
Angela J. Perez, Muskegon
Term expires 5/9/2024