INKSTER, MICH. (June 3, 2016) – Starfish Family Services is pleased to announce Starfish CEO Ann Kalass has been appointed to serve on the newly created 21st Century Education Commission, established by Executive Order 2016-6. Kalass is a Northville resident where she serves on the Board of Education.
The 25-member commission includes representatives from the education, business, government, and nonprofit communities with a particular interest or expertise in education. Appointees have been charged with analyzing top performing educational systems and identifying ways the state of Michigan can successfully replicate such systems. The members, proficient in education system design at the state, regional, and local levels, will focus on how to best organize, govern, fund and create a system of public education that leads to academic and career success for Michigan residents.
Membership consists of 16 gubernatorial appointees, four legislative appointees, the State Board of Education president or his designee, and four state department directors or their representatives.
Recognizing that an educated and knowledgeable population is critical to Michigan’s economic and civic vitality, Ann Kalass is eager to work with other Michigan leaders on this critical task of strengthening the state’s educational system for all children.
The complete list of appointees may be found here.