Dr. Sue Carnell

Chief Deputy Superintendent

Dr. Carnell currently serves as chief deputy superintendent to Dr. Michael F. Rice, state superintendent at the Michigan Department of Education. Dr. Carnell has over 40 years of experience in educational and governmental settings.

Her past work experiences include Superintendent of the Westwood Community School District, Deputy Superintendent of the Detroit Public Schools, Assistant Director of Special Education, and principal for the Southgate Community School District.

Her past government experiences include serving as director of the Office of School Excellence and the Office of Community Services for the Michigan Department of Education. She also served as the Education Policy Advisor for former governor of Michigan, Jennifer M. Granholm and worked as Group Executive for former mayor of Detroit, Dave Bing.

Also, Dr. Carnell was a Fellow in The Institute for Educational Leadership’s Education Policy Fellowship Program and attended the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

She has a bachelor’s degree, with distinction, from the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, a master’s degree, and a Ph.D. from Eastern Michigan University.

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Day 2
September 21, 2023
10:15 am

Hot Topic Session: Building a Better World for Michigan Kids

21 September

Learn about new programs and activities aligned with Michigan’s Top 10 Strategic Education Plan from leaders of the Michigan Department of Education to help district leaders improve outcomes for students. Participants will learn about efforts to increase the numbers of certified teachers in areas of shortage, improve early literacy achievement, expand early childhood learning opportunities, and improve student mental health. This engaging, hot topic session will also discuss new budget items and statutes that address adequate and equitable school funding, transportation, and universal school meals.

Dr. Sue Carnell, Chief Deputy Superintendent
Dr. Delsa Chapman, Deputy Superintendent
Dr. Diane Golzynski, Deputy Superintendent
Dr. Michele Harmala, Deputy Superintendent
Dr. Michael F. Rice, State Superintendent,
Richard Lower, Director, Office of Preschool & Out-of-School Time Learning
Rané Garcia, Director, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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