Our mission is to collaboratively reframe the agenda for public education.  As a nonpartisan advocacy group of educators, we are focused on building collaborative partnerships among teachers, administrators, and policy-makers to ensure every Michigan learner receives the highest quality of education.

Our goal is to support our superintendents through collaborative advocacy and serve our policy-makers offering feedback on how education policy shapes Michigan schools as well as the teaching profession.

Priorities for 2021-2024: 

  • Providing high-quality teaching and learning for all kids with attention to equity

  • Support teacher retention and recruitment – connect with district, county, regional efforts including cabinet level leaders and principals in the conversation

  • Teacher evaluation and support as well as professional development 

  • Mental health/wellness and supporting socio-emotional learning 

  • Promoting optimal conditions for learning and appropriate student testing

Galileo 3.0 Fellowship

Why should you consider the Galileo 3.0 Fellowship?:

  • You will have the opportunity to build on your priceless experience in the Galileo Academy and further develop your own leadership.

  • You will help support the progress of expanding Trusted Voices into an influential statewide network of teacher leaders.

  • You will become a Trusted Voice for the Education Caucus, which will play an important role as we move forward.

  • Your work will be supported by Galileo Institute leadership team at Oakland University and become part of Oakland’s Galileo Institute Advisory Board.



  • Graduated from the Galileo Teacher Leadership Academy

  • Approved by your superintendent.​

If this opportunity and these challenges interest you, please send your current resume and a letter of interest to JarodMcGuffey@gmail.com  by June 12th. 

Looking beyond the Crisis

with special guest:

Rep. Kennedy

Dr. Sheryl Kennedy is a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives.  Before joining the Legislature, Kennedy spent 30 years in the field of public education, working to empower youth as a local teacher for her first 22 years. After receiving her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Administration in 2011, Dr. Kennedy became a school administrator

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Rep. Paquette

Brad Paquette is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives. Before being elected to the Michigan State Legislature, Paquette worked as an educator, teaching at Niles New Tech Entrepreneurial Academy.

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