Advocacy Award Recipient
2018 Daniel W. Schultz
In 2016, the Michigan Reading Association (MRA) created the Advocacy Award to recognize a current sitting legislator (state or federal), or someone who advocates for Michigan children or adults to legislators, that has demonstrated leadership in supporting positive literacy legislation for Michigan.
MRA is pleased to announce Daniel Schultz, the Senior Policy and Program Advisor for the Office of K-12 Outreach in the College of Education at Michigan State University, as this year’s recipient of the Advocacy Award. He leads the Michigan Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP), preparing educators to advocate for sound educational policy. This program is designed to provide a forum for exploring public policy issues, link participants to key figures who shape and influence the process, and develop new leadership skills for education and community leaders. As a result of their participation in this program, many graduates are now playing integral roles in the changing landscape of Michigan literacy. With his guidance and leadership, Dan has indirectly impacted the education field by helping to inform our leaders and opening important lines of communication for the policy work related to Michigan schools.
We applaud Dan for his dedication in working with educators so they become active voices in education policy and wish him continued success with the Michigan Education Policy Fellowship Program.