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Education Advocates
Heather Eckner

Heather Eckner

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

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Patricia Memmott

Patricia Memmott

Patricia comes to A2IDEAS with a background in providing services to those seeking help finding information. She holds a Master of Science in Information from the University of Michigan’s School…

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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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Advisory Council

Stephanie Leiser, PhD. – Public Policy

Jacquelyn Babinski – Youth Justice