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Education Advocates
Heather Eckner

Heather Eckner

Heather Eckner is the founder and Executive Director of A2IDEAS. She holds a BS in Accounting from the Pennsylvania State University and MA in Education from Ursuline College. Heather has…

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Board of Directors
Mary Duerksen

Mary Duerksen

Mary Duerksen graduated from Central Michigan University with a BA in Secondary Education. After teaching high school English and yearbook journalism, she joined an educational software company as an education…

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Dan Cronin

Dan Cronin

Dan Cronin is the proud parent of a very persistent young boy named William who has relatively mild cerebral palsy due to being born two months prematurely. Because William received…

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Diane Rodriguez-Kiino

Diane Rodriguez-Kiino

Diane Rodriguez-Kiino, Ph.D. recently relocated from Los Angeles to Ann Arbor. She has been a professor of Education Leadership at California Lutheran University since 2010. Simultaneously she has served as…

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Jim Keller

Jim Keller

Jim Keller and his wife, Mary Ellen Hoy, recently moved from Pittsburgh to Ann Arbor, MI in order to be closer to their daughter, her husband, and three grandchildren. Until…

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Jason DeCamillis

Jason DeCamillis

Jason DeCamillis works for the Washtenaw Intermediate School District (WISD) as a teacher consultant for students with visual impairments. He teaches students and their teachers how to use supports in…

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Advisory Council

Guy Suter – Tech Entrepreneur

Stephanie Leiser, PhD. – Public Policy

Jacquelyn Babinski – Youth Justice

Patricia Memmott, MSI – Information & Resource Specialist