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    Char-Em ISD schools add Behavioral Health Providers

    With $294,000 of new funding from the Michigan Department of Education (MDE), Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District schools have partnered with the Health Department of Northwest Michigan to secure additional school-based mental health providers at districts including Harbor Springs, Charlevoix, Boyne City, Boyne Falls, and Ellsworth.  Char-Em is also partnering with Alcona Health Center to expand mental health services in the Public Schools of Petoskey utilizing these funds.

    The funding is part of the 31n School Mental Health and Support Services grant opportunity to increase school mental health and support services. Read the complete media release about the 31n funding

    Great Start Collaborative Director Hollocker named Lead Trainer for Children’s Trust Fund Alliance

    Maureen Hollocker, Great Start Collaborative Director for Charlevoix, Emmet and northern Antrim counties, has been appointed to serve as the Lead Trainer for the Children’s Trust Fund Alliance. The alliance is a national organization that ensures all states have a strong and effective children’s trust or prevention fund capable of leading and investing in strategies, policies and best practices that prevent child abuse and neglect before it occurs.

    Hollocker’s work in Northern Michigan is dedicated to building a strong early childhood system where all children can reach their potential, and the national appointment is an extension of her work on a larger scale. She will be serving as the alliance’s Lead Trainer, training other trainers from around the U.S. in “Bringing the Protective Factors Framework to Life in Your Work.” Read the complete announcement about Hollocker's appointment

    Char-Em ISD Speech and Language Pathologist Knight appointed to national association

    Kelli Knight, a Speech and Language Pathologist for Char-Em ISD, has been selected to serve on a national committee of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). Knight is a specialist in teaching children in kindergarten through age 26 to communicate using alternative communication tools and technology in an area known as Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).

    She was selected by ASHA in summer 2019 to begin serving on a committee that will work to establish board certification criteria for those specialists nationally who, like Knight, connect children and young adults with the communication resources and technology. Knight’s students have not developed verbal communication or struggle with communication, for a variety of reasons such as neurological damage, developmental delay, autism or other underlying causes. “A lot of my students are emerging communicators, and they need to learn ways to communicate their basic needs,” she explained. “I am very passionate about the work I do here with augmentative and alternative communication users in our Char-Em ISD districts,” noted Knight, who has worked for the ISD since 2012 and in the field since 2008. Read more about Knight's appointment and her specialty work

    2019-20 Educational Directory now available

    The 2019-20 Educational Directory is now available as a PDF online. This annual directory provides contact information for all public, charter, and non-public schools in the boundaries of the Char-Em Intermediate School District, covering Charlevoix, Emmet and northern Antrim counties. Additionally, contact information can be found for North Central Michigan College and other entities. Preliminary pupil counts and current taxable values for local school districts are also included. View the 2019-20 Educational Directory 

    Celebrating Career Tech to Careers!

    A new initiative, Career Tech to Careers, is celebrating the decision of high school graduates to enter the workforce after earning their diploma – specifically those students whose high school careers included Career and Technical Education classes.

    “There are many ways that young adults can excel in life after they graduate from high school – it can be by attending a college, university or other post-secondary training, joining the military, and also by taking the skills they learned and heading directly into careers,” said Jim Rummer, Career and Technical Education Director for Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District. “This new Char-Em ISD ‘signing event’ initiative recognizes those students who are putting the knowledge and skills they developed through career tech education classes directly to work.”

    Pictured is the most recent Career Tech to Careers signing event at Lanzen, Inc. in Harbor Springs with recent graduate Brian Ferrell.

    Visit the Career Tech to Careers page to view recent celebrations!

    We’re hiring: Char-Em ISD current job openings

    Char-Em ISD is hiring!

    View complete details about the following positions and other job openings in several Char-Em ISD school districts:

    • Special Education Teacher Assistant
    • Speech and Language Pathologist – Early Childhood (March 2020)
    • Transporter

    WE ARE HIRING! Substitute bus drivers, riders/aides needed, paid training available

    Precious cargo aboard! Char-Em ISD is looking for substitute bus drivers and riders/aides for our multiple bus routes to and from Char-Em programs. Flexible hours and days mean you choose when you can provide coverage of routes. Char-Em pays for all required driver training (written testing and on-road testing), so experience is not necessary. Experience working with special needs children is not required, but is helpful, as is a compassionate personality. Because of the wide geographical area covered by Char-Em, we pay you from when you leave the house to get to your assigned transportation route each day that you work. Routes may be in Charlevoix, Emmet and northern Antrim counties. Those interested may also start as (paid) aides rather than driver, to see if the job is a good fit.

    Sound like this is for you? We welcome you to learn more by reading the complete job descriptions online. Contact Char-Em ISD’s Transportation Coordinator at 231-582-8070 if you have further questions or you’re interested in applying!

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    Our Mission

    It is the mission of Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District to provide leadership and services to local school districts.

    It is the vision of Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District to be an indispensable partner with every district we serve.

    Char-Em ISD is proud to have achieved accreditation by AdvancED for a second 5-year period effective July 2016. The AdvancED Accreditation Commission determined that Char-Em ISD engages in a continuous systemic process of improvement, and has effective and efficient quality assurance controls throughout the system. This achievement recognizes the quality of services provided by the ISD through the leadership team and governing authority, the dedication and service of the professional staff, and the support of community stakeholders.

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