Communities of Practice (CoP): Secondary Transition Administrators

Current Chairperson

Co-Chair: Lauren Ringle
Charlevoix-Emmet ISD
Special Education Coordinator
Address: 08568 Mercer Blvd.
Charlevoix, MI 49770
Phone: 231-547-9947

Current Co-Chairperson

Co-Chair: Tammy Hazley
Eastern Upper Peninsula ISD
Special Education Supervisor
Address: EUP ISD
315 Armory Place
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49793
Phone: 906-259-2502


The consideration of transition starts in middle school and extends through age 26, casting a large net over special education programs and services. Since transition extends into all eligibilities, including high and low incidence, the Transition CoP draws participants from a variety of administrative backgrounds. Often the work of other groups, such as SLIP, overlaps with transition.

It’s an exciting time for the Transition CoP with related federal legislation strengthening the connection between vocational rehabilitation and education. The work of the Transition CoP will in part focus on the redesign of the Michigan Transition grant funded system.