Tag Archives: Oakland Schools

Oakland Schools gets fit friendly

The Oakland Schools Wellbeing Committee has officially made it easier for employees to get more physical exercise in during the workday. The committee recently launched its Fit Friendly Workplace Program where a variety of exercise equipment materials are now available for employees to check out from the Oakland Schools Library located on the first floor […]

‘ALIEN TECH’: The VIRTUAL Becomes REALITY with a 3D printer

Daniel Alspach, a senior at Oakland Schools Technical Campus Northeast, pushed his chair away from his Computer Aided Design (CAD) of a car body, and gestured to the school’s new Afinia H800 3D printer. The image on his screen would emerge as solid car parts from the printer, enabling Daniel and his team to build a […]

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My First 90 Days: Conversation, Connection & Change

“The path to excellence is paved with tough conversations.” – Dan Rockwell I am coming up on the end of my first 90 days as the new superintendent of Oakland Schools, and I thought it would be a great time for me to reveal my Master Plan. ‘Master Plan’ sounds a little intimidating, doesn’t it? […]

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Oakland Schools Board of ED Recommends New Superintendent

“We believe we have a person in-house that has shown us, over the last 14 months, exactly the kind of leadership, purpose and momentum we are looking for”…  Letter from the Board President June 8, 2015 – Last month the Oakland Schools Board of Education accepted the resignation of  Dr. Vickie L. Markavitch, who has […]

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Lessons in #EdLeadership: Purpose, Passion, ACTION

By Dr. Vickie L. Markavitch, Superintendent of Oakland Schools Purpose. Isn’t life amazing as an educator? Truly think about it. Our purpose is built into our job through our students, and we can go to work every day feeling good about what it is we are there to accomplish. I read a book in college […]

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PROPOSAL 1: Just the Facts

On May 5, 2015, Michigan voters will head to the polls to vote on Proposal 1- a statewide ballot initiative that will raise funds to improve Michigan’s roads and bridges, and schools.  Proposal 1 (2015-1) is a complex plan with a simple set of goals: 1. Pay down Michigan’s transportation debt 2. Fix structural problems with […]

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State of Oakland County Schools 2015 VIDEO Resources

A Decade of Education in Oakland County: Then, Now and Looking Ahead… Image l to r: Barbara DeMarco, Dr. Tim Meyer, Dr. Vickie Markavitch Oakland Schools and the Oakland County School Boards Association partnered on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 to bring Oakland County residents a comprehensive view of education in our county. Dr. Vickie L. […]