MIDLAND, MI – Three Midland County Educational Service Agency (MCESA) teachers were selected to be Dow Innovation Teacher Fellows. Rodney Dishaw, Kat Kruskamp, and Alisha Williamson all accepted positions for the 2022-2023 cohort.
All three are Autism Spectrum Disorder teachers for MCESA. Dishaw’s classroom is at Central Park Elementary, while Kruskamp serves at Jefferson Middle School, and Williamson is located at Siebert Elementary.
The Dow Innovation Teacher Fellowship (DITF) is a partnership between the Dow Chemical Foundation, the University of Michigan School of Education’s Center for Education Design, Evaluation, and Research (CEDER) and Delta College. Its purpose is to train and support K-12 teachers throughout Arenac, Bay, Gratiot, Isabella, Midland, and Saginaw counties. As a Fellow, all three will receive professional development and curriculum design support as well as up to $1,000 reimbursement for project-related expenses, SCECHs for participation in professional development and more.
Midland County Educational Service Agency is one of 56 Michigan intermediate school districts that serve the educational needs of students, parents, and staff in local schools. MCESA’s mission is to provide leadership, deliver services and leverage resources to improve the education of students in collaboration with constituent districts, schools, and the community at large.