Michael McVey

for Saline Area Schools
Board of Education

Michael and Millie the dog

I am excited to announce that the signs are here. I am so pleased with how they turned out. To get one delivered, please fill out this form and I will try to get it to you by the next day.

My name is Michael McVey and it is my honor to run for re-election to the Saline Area Schools Board of Education. I began my service with the board on January 1, 2017 and I have enjoyed every minute.

After almost 6 years of serving on the Policy Committee (6 years), ad hoc committees (including the Superintendent Search), and participating in many workgroups and listening sessions, and after serving as Secretary (1 year) and Vice-President (2 years) I am ready and willing to continue to serve and support the teachers, students, parents, and the Saline Area Schools Community.

My Background in the Community

I moved to Saline in 2007. My daughter, Abby, started at Saline Middle School and graduated in 2013. I still keep in touch with some of her favorite teachers. In 2014, I married Saline native and SHS graduate Christen Mitchell whom some of you may know from her time on the Saline City Council.

My Background in Education

Before I arrived in Saline, I lived in Tucson, Arizona, where I chaired the Desert View High School Special Education Department. After winning some teaching awards, Modern Curriculum Press invited me to write Meeting the Internet Challenge: Practical projects for parents and teachers which was published in 1997.

In 1999, I ended a 19-year career as a K-12 teacher that included some wonderful experiences in Canada and Japan. I started at The University of Arizona as a Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Learning Services for the College of Education. During my time there, I earned an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership with the hope of becoming a Principal or Superintendent.

Coming to Michigan

Instead of becoming a school administrator, I was hired by Eastern Michigan University as a professor in the Teacher Education Department. Since then have had well over 1200 teacher candidates pass through my technology classes.

My career in education has been rich and eventful. I have met many amazing people, been published in journals, have spoken to groups around the world about educational technology, and I continue to do research and service for a global community of teachers and administrators, especially through ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) where I serve on the Board of Directors.

One of the highlights of my career in education has been the opportunity to serve my community as a Trustee on the Saline Area Schools Board of Education.

Michael at a board meeting
Michael giving a brief keynote before the Robotics competition at SHS.
On a tour of LAUSD
Michael giving a brief talk at the Department of Education in Washington, DC