Communities of Practice (CoP): ISD Collaborative

Current Co-Chairperson

Renee Thelen
Ionia Intermediate School District
Address: 2191 Harwood Road
Ionia, MI 48846
Phone: 517-527-4900

Current Co-Chairperson

Steve Berg
Macomb ISD
Director of Special Education
Address: 44001 Garfield Rd.
Clinton Township, MI 48038
Phone: 586-228-3454


The MAASE ISD Collaborative CoP consists of ISD professionals across the state that are engaged in the work of ensuring their member districts know and are implementing the requirements of IDEA, as well as supporting any identified areas for improvement.  Potential issues to be addressed include data informed technical assistance, professional development, progress monitoring for district improvement, compliance, and development of student and family resources.

Expected outcomes include presentations/discussion on best practices, available resources, current issues, and problem solving processes.  In addition, regions, committees, and/or individuals have and will continue to present valuable resources that they have developed for use by the entire group. This group also provides a venue for partnership with other professional groups and/or Communities of Practice to engage in collaborative work.