The Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators is comprised of superintendents and administrators representing the 56 Intermediate School Districts (ISDs) in the State of Michigan. ISD administrators provide and coordinate essential services to their constituent school districts to facilitate teaching and learning. By coordinating efforts and resources, ISDs provide specialized services to students that would not be affordable/feasible otherwise. These services can include special education, vocational training, interdisciplinary subjects, language programs, early childhood education, parent services, community involvement, transportation, extracurricular activities, lifelong learning and adult education, and other necessary and exciting benefits are shared across districts for the success of every learner.


To support and facilitate collaboration of the unique and evolving work of Michigan’s intermediate school districts (ISDs) and the communities they serve. MAISA provides leadership development, collaborative structures, project management, and collective and customized support for the work of its members.


MAISA is Michigan’s leading clearinghouse and catalyst for regional educational leadership, collaboration, and system change.

In pursuit of its vision, MAISA will be…

  • its members' first resource for educational information, ideas, and support
  • a leader in the political arena and powerful advocate for public education
  • a bridge and partner with those who share its passion for educational excellence and improvement

National Affiliation

MAISA is affiliated with the Association of Educational Service Agencies (AESA).

AESA is a professional organization serving educational service agencies (ESAs) in 45 states. AESA’s membership is agency wide and includes all ESA employees and board members.