Michigan Education Technology Leaders (METL)

Formed in October 2016, the Michigan Education Technology Leaders (METL) consists primarily of ISD/ESA/RESA senior technology leaders from across the state. The idea behind METL is how to organize and align our collective efforts to work both on issues that we all hold in common and also those larger, transformative, statewide, and systemic issues.

METL meets monthly as a group, but also works collaboratively in liaison roles with other organizations and within a variety of standing and ad hoc working groups.

Vision for the Future

The Michigan Education Technology Leaders will be a proactive, key decision-making group that fosters collaboration and efficiencies on projects, issues and policy regarding technology in education.


METL’s mission is to provide leadership and direction focused on technology in education among Michigan’s ISDs/RESAs.

The following serve as the METL Excecutive Council

Chair: Merri Lynn Colligan (Washtenaw ISD)

Vice-Chair: Kurt Rheaume (Wayne RESA)

Secretary: Luke Wittum (Genesee ISD)

Trustee/Secretary-Elect: Dan Allen (Lapeer ISD)

Trustee: Mike Richardson (Copper Country ISD)

Past Chair: Brian Schupbach (Kalamazoo RESA)