Office of Schools

Jessica Benavides

Deputy Superintendent of Schools

Principals, Capital Area K-12 Online, Magnet Programing, Grant Compliance, Summer School, State and Federal Programs

Michelle Laing                                   Sarah Hipps

Executive Assistant                                             Executive Assistant          

519 W. Kalamazoo Street
Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 755-2090 Office
(517) 755-1049 Fax

School Administration

Kim Johnson-Ray
Ariel Rodriguez Peña
Director of Elementary Education Director of Middle Years and Academies  
Mitch Foster
Director of Secondary Education    

For information about our Magnet School offerings in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math), Spanish Immersion/Global Studies and New Tech High, please visit the Magnet Schools page.

Instructional Learning

Sarah Odneal, Ed.D.
Glenn Stevens
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Director Director of Assessment and Evaluation
Yvonne Thomas
Heather Guerra

Director of Instruction (Middle Years & Academies Schools)

Assistant Director of Instruction (PreK-3)

Grants Services

Curt Barnum
Joelle Letts
Director of State & Federal Programs Competitive Grants Director
Manjinder Ghotra
Andrea Hall
Middle Years & Academies Compliance Officer Pre-K - 3 Compliance Officer
Valerie Kniffen
Bobbie Smith
High School Compliance Officer Grant Services Office Manager

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11,500 Enrollment by 2025
85% Graduation Rate by 2025
90% Attendance by 2025