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K-12 Faculty

Barbara Markle, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean, K-12 Outreach
253 Erickson Hall
(517) 353-8950

Barbara Markle is Assistant Dean for the Office of K-12 Outreach in the College of Education. She develops and implements programs for teachers, administrators, and policymakers that translate educational research to practice in schools and settings where education policy decisions are made. She directs several state and federal grants, including the University's work with MI Excel, the statewide system of support in Michigan. She also works closely with the Michigan Department of Education, the state Board of Education, and the state's professional education associations. Under her direction, the Office of K-12 Outreach sponsors conferences, trainings, and institutes designed to meet the needs of various audiences, international education study tours, and periodic forums for legislators and other policymakers.



K-12 Outreach Administration

Barbara Markle, Ph.D. Assistant Dean
Taylor Guarnaccia Executive Assistant
Dan Schultz Senior Policy and Program Advisor
Megan Papoi, CMP Educational Program Coordinator
Robert Rock Director of Finance and Fiscal Officer
Brian Boggs, Ph.D. Director of Program Development; Adjunct Professor, Educational Adminstration
Nathan Burroughs, Ph.D. Senior Research Associate


Education Services

Patty Trelstad Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Khalel Hakim, Ph.D. Outreach Specialist- Mathematics
Mary Barkley Outreach Specialist -Early Childhood and Preschool Education
Tara Kintz, Ph.D. Director of Fellowship of Instructional Leaders

Data Services

Neelam Kher, Ph.D. Director of Data Services
Jaqueline Swanson Data Specialist
Kate Wight Data Specialist

Communications and Technology

Jeff Cech Videotape Producer/Director I
Ben Curtis Videographer
Jared Moyer Director of Technology
Megan Patrick Graphic Designer

MSU Detroit/Flint Center

JoAnn Andrees, Ed.D. Detroit Center Director
Irma Hamilton, Ed.D. Outreach Specialist
William Weber, Ph.D. Outreach Specialist
Noni Milller, Ph.D. Outreach Specialist
Leslie Holland Outreach Specialist
Bevelyn Mitchell Outreach Specialist
Ethel Jones, Ed.D. Outreach Specialist
Barbara Elson Outreach Specialist
Lee Jenkins Outreach Specialist
Robert Martin, Ph.D. Outreach Specialist
Shirley Jackson Leadership Consultant
Ja’Nett Ticer Secretary, Detroit Office

Coaching 101

Diane Jackson, Ph.D. Program Director
Dale Moss Training Specialist
Pat Rushing Training Specialist
Pat Vandelinder Training Specialist
Ciera Almanza Program Support

K-12 Outreach Graduate Assistants

Bryan Beverly Education Policy
James West Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education

Student Employees

Ricky Bobek Student
Chris France Student
Kendal Gumbleton Student





Office of K-12 Outreach
Erickson Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824-1034
Phone: (517) 353-8950
Fax: (517) 432-6202