Current Projects: MAASE Focus Areas

Current Co-Chairperson

Donna Jones
Cheboygan-Otsego-Presque Isle ESD
Director of Special Education
Address: 6065 Learning Lane
Indian River, MI 49749
Phone: 231-238-4308

Current Co-Chairperson

Becky Smith
Bay-Arenac ISD
Special Education Director
Address: 4228 Two Mile Rd
Bay City, MI 48706
Phone: 989-667-3276


The MAASE leadership has identified Four Focus Areas: High Quality Student Evaluations, Specially Designed Instruction, Program Evaluation, and Highly Skilled Staff, as having high leverage for strengthening the quality and effectiveness of special education programs and services in Michigan.

The focus of this MAASE project is to concentrate on the definition and implementation of the critical elements that are instrumental in developing a quality integrated and systematic approach to special education, with the capacity to improve educational and life outcomes for students with disabilities.