Speaker Announcement

Molly Macek

Director of Education Policy - Mackinac Center

Dr. Molly Macek will present on education policy issues including the importance of teacher standards, school funding, and learning loss.

Dr. Macek is the director of education policy for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. She holds a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) from Johns Hopkins University. Prior to attaining her doctorate, she earned a Master’s in Teaching degree from Johns Hopkins University, and a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University.

Macek brings to the Mackinac Center nearly two decades of experience in secondary education. She has worked in both private and public schools as a classroom teacher, department chair and administrator. Macek has performed extensive research on education problems of practice and has published studies on education innovations and interventions. She has also worked as a dissertation adviser for doctoral students at The Johns Hopkins University School of Education. Most recently, Macek served as the high school principal at a private school in Toledo, Ohio.

Macek was born and raised in Marshall, Michigan and lived in the Baltimore/D.C. area for 28 years before returning to the Midwest in 2019. She enjoys spending time with her husband, two children and dog, Lego.

Let's Make Our Collective Voice Heard!

Come be part of something impactful at the 2024 MANS Public Policy Day! This event offers a chance for you to connect with fellow nonpublic school advocates across the state and directly engage with legislators. As a testament to the event's value, 100% of participants in 2023 would recommend a colleague attend. Join us and be part of this influential gathering!

Participants will begin the day in Heritage Hall located in the Michigan State Capitol. Prior to visiting with your legislator, you will hear from policy experts who will help you understand the immediate impacts of broad policy decisions. You will also be provided with the tools you need to make your legislative visit productive and positive.


Each participant will be scheduled for team visits with your legislative delegation. Please register as soon as possible to ensure ample time for MANS staff to schedule meetings.

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Public Policy Day Information
When: March 19, 2024
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Where: Lansing, Michigan
Heritage Hall - Michigan State Capitol

Who: Administrators, Pastors, Board Members, Parent Leaders, and School Leaders

Members - $85
Not Yet Members - $115
Michigan Association of Non-public School
510 South Capitol Ave.
Lansing, MI 48933
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