MESC Newsletter

January 2024

The following opportunities are exclusively for non-public schools in Michigan through a partnership between the Michigan Department of Education and the Michigan Association of Non-public Schools (MANS). Activities under the MESC are provided through statewide Title II Part A funding.

MESC Professional Learning Needs Assessment

Act Now – Your Voice Matters!

There is still time to complete the MESC Needs Assessment! Please take a few moments to complete this brief survey to share your professional learning needs and preferences. Whether you're an administrator or a classroom teacher, your perspective matters. We encourage administrators to share the survey link with classroom teachers to ensure a diverse range of insights.



Thank you for your commitment to enhancing professional learning opportunities for Michigan's non-public schools. Your contribution is instrumental in shaping the future of education in our schools.


Email Angelia Salas, MANS Director of Services, with any questions.


Survey Deadline: January 31, 2024

Click Here to Complete the Needs Assessment

Van Andel Institue Administrators Series

Virtual Ongoing Coaching

Join your non-public colleges from across Michigan for this three-part leadership series. 

Find Your Authentic Leadership Style

February 22, 2024 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Leading is not for the faint of heart. Addressing gaps in achievement, behavior, SEL, and more, all while protecting the mental health of staff and students, requires that K-12 administrators find their authentic leadership style and lean in. Join us for this practical and informative webinar to discover your personal leadership style and how to leverage that into success for yourself and your school! 


School Improvement Planning

February 29. 2024 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Administrators around the country are still grappling with the challenges of educating during a pandemic, but school improvement plans are as important as ever, and they aren’t going to write themselves! In this session, discover a 6-step process to support your school improvement planning efforts. Learn strategies to help you set and prioritize goals, identify and allocate resources, and communicate your plan effectively. 


Be the Coach: Best Practices to Mediate Thinking

March 7, 2024 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Instructional coaching is a powerful way for teachers to reflect on their teaching practice. In this session, discover research-based factors that make instructional coaching successful and how to bring this type of professional growth opportunity to your school.

Click Here to Register

Scholarships for the Program For Inclusive Education (PIE)

The Michigan Equitable Service Collaborative (MESC) is offering five partial scholarships to participate in the University of Notre Dame, Alliance for Catholic Education, Program for Inclusive Education (PIE). PIE is an 18-credit hour program for educators employed in Catholic schools/(arch)dioceses. The program offers a licensure track for eligible teachers who wish to pursue additional licensure in Mild Intervention upon program completion. For applicants without a teaching license or who are already licensed in special education, PIE offers the opportunity to further develop their expertise in meeting the needs of diverse learners through a unique Catholic school lens. Join PIE and more effectively welcome, serve, and celebrate all students!


MESC is offering five $5,000 scholarships. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Angelia Salas.

Host a MESC Event at Your School

Are you looking to bring professional development to your school or system? The Michigan Equitable Service Collaborative is looking for hosts for a no cost to you professional development opportunities across the state. As a host, you will be able to register your staff for the event and determine the date. We ask that you open the event up to other nonpublic school teachers and administrators. Your staff benefits and MANS manages all aspects of the registration process.?


The current topics available are:

  • School Improvement Planning/Leadership
  • STEM
  • Inquiry-based Learning
  • Language Arts
  • Inclusion
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Assessment


Please contact Angelia Salas if you would like to learn more about hosting an MESC event.

The Michigan Association of Non-public Schools (MANS) provides a number of professional development events that are open to members and nonmembers on topics that are important to Michigan's nonpublic schools. Here are some upcoming events. Click the link to learn more:

[517.372.9315]  [mans@m-a-n-s.org]  [www.m-a-n-s.org]
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