EDUCATION POLICY ADVISOR TO THE GOVERNOR SET TO BECOME DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT FOR DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOLS

NEWS from Detroit Public Schools
Office of Public Relations

For Immediate Release

Contact: Steve Wasko
313-873-4542; cell 313-212-5636
steven.wasko@detroitk12.org

Sue C. Carnell, who has served as Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm’s Education Policy Advisor since 2003, will become Detroit Public Schools Deputy Superintendent, effective April 7.

Currently Carnell serves as the Governor’s liaison to public officials, educators, business leaders and the public to promote education objectives from the preschool through postsecondary levels. She worked on the development and implementation of the first statewide Principal’s Academy, initiated K-8 Grade Level Content Expectations, led a team to design and implement the $85 million Reading First program, and assisted with development of the Education YES! accreditation program.

She has 28 years of experience, including that of Director of the Offices of School Excellence and Community Services for the Michigan Department of Education, Elementary School Principal and Assistant Director of Special Education for the Southgate Community School District, and teacher in the Inkster Public Schools.

Carnell has participated in the Harvard University Strategic Leadership for State Executives and the Michigan Education Policy Fellowship programs, and has been recognized by Alpha Kappa Alpha, Michigan Association of Community and Adult Education, and the Metropolitan Detroit Alliance of Black School Educators.

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SW4/1/08

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