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Barbara Markle

 Assistant Dean, K-12 Outreach
  K-12 Outreach
 Ph.D., Michigan State University
 258 Erickson
Barbara Markle is assistant dean for K-12 Outreach in the College of Education. She develops and implements programs for teachers, administrators and policymakers that translate educational research to application in schools and settings where education policy decisions are made. She directs several state and federal grants, including the Educational Coaching 101 Institute. She also works closely with local school districts, the Michigan Department of Education, the state Board of Education and the state’s professional education associations. A major focus of K-12 Outreach work is developing school turnaround expertise for high poverty, low performing urban schools and districts. Under her direction, the Office of K- 12 Outreach sponsors the annual Summer Institute for Superintendents, the Emerging Leaders Program for aspiring principals, international education study tours and monthly forums for legislators and other policymakers.

Areas of Expertise:

Active Grants:

  • Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy
    Azerbaijan Educational Leadership Initiative: A Collaborative Institutional Partnership between ADA University/Azerbaijan and the College of Education/MSU
  • Michigan Department of Education (Detroit Board of Education)
    SIG External Service Provider to Detroit Public Schools
  • Michigan Department of Education (Gogebic-Ontonagon Intermediate School District)
    Continuation and Implementation of MI Excel Content Coaching Training Program (Coaching 101) Project
  • Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
    Comprehensive System for Rapid District Intervention for Flint Community Schools