Michele Whitecraft Completes Busy Year as Education Policy Fellow

MANSFIELD, PA— Michele Whitecraft, assistant Michele Whitecraft outside Senator Robert Casey's office on Capitol Hill.professor of Education and Special Education at Mansfield University, represented MU and the rural area school districts in the Northern Tier as a Pennsylvania Education Policy Fellow during the 2015-16 academic year.

Whitecraft participated in more than 160 hours of panel discussions and conferences with education policy leaders in Harrisburg and Washington, DC.  Her team presented their proposal on School Performance Profile modifications to colleagues, key stakeholders and policy makers.

Whitecraft met with Jared Solomon, U.S. Senator Casey’s legislative assistant, Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera, and James Thurber, director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential StudiesMichele Whitecraft with James Thurber, director of the Center for Congressional & Presidential Studies. and former legislative assistant to Senators Herbert Humphrey, William Brock and Adlai Stevenson III, among others.

The Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP) is a professional development program for individuals whose work record reflects strong leadership abilities and a concern for issues important to children and education.

EPFP is supported by a national and state network of resource people and peers who have a track record of accomplishment in research, policy development and effective practice in education, child development and human services.

To learn more about studying Education and Special Education at Mansfield, go to mansfield.edu/edspeced/