About Great Lakes Bay Instructional Services
Working Together to Maximize Educational Resources
for the Great Lakes Bay Region










Great Lakes Bay Instructional Services Department
We are pleased to publish all professional development offerings as part of an Instructional Services Department that includes staff from Bay-Arenac ISD, Gratiot-Isabella RESA, Midland County ESA, and Saginaw ISD. The three organizations have collaborated with funding and personnel to unify one instructional department to serve schools throughout the region. 

Connected to a larger collaborative…
This initiative is an outgrowth of work and planning done by educators from districts across the region that have met the past several years at the College of Education at SVSU with the guidance of Carolyn Wierda, Assistant Dean in the College of Education. The group, the Great Lakes Bay Educational Collaborative, has produced a regional strategic plan to support all schools as they work to improve student achievement. By collaborating with one another and leveraging resources we believe we can provide the highest quality of service to the region.

Moving Ahead…
As we move ahead, we will request input from all educators regarding your needs and suggestions for continuous improvement. Like schools and districts, our ISD team must engage in school improvement planning with academic goals driven by data. We can all be reached easily by email and phone on a daily basis – so never hesitate to contact us if you are seeking information or simply want to express an opinion or send in a suggestion.

Each and Every Student…
There is no question that it will be a challenging year ahead in education not only in Michigan but across the country. With new legislation, mandates and an ever evolving landscape in the field of education, just keeping up with everything taxes the hardiest among us. By taking pride in our region, our schools, our students and by working together for the best education possible, we can make THE difference for each and every student. 



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