We are a regional education service agency serving the public schools of Muskegon and parts of Oceana, Ottawa, and Newaygo counties.
Going Further, Together.
It has been said that if you want to go fast go alone. If you want to go far, go together. We believe that we go further together.
We go further for our earliest learners by partnering world-class home visitors with outside health agencies so that children and families in our community are supported from birth.
We go further for children with Cognitive Impairments, Severe Multiple Impairments, and Autism at Wesley School which partners to serve students from 11 local districts and 4 charter schools. Wesley School ensures that all children are honored and seen for their abilities.
We go further to support and encourage families to take active roles in their children’s learning with playgroups, home visits, and classes through our Early On program.
We go further at the Career Tech Center (CTC) by providing high school students across our county access to industry professionals and above and beyond opportunities to explore new skills and careers. The students in our CTC come from 16 districts and graduate with a clear focus on their future.
We partner with the Muskegon Area Promise Zone Authority Board and go further to keep talented young people in our county. The Muskegon Area Promise offers 2 years of free tuition for graduates of 16 high schools. Thousands of young adults have accepted the Promise and stay in Muskegon.
We go further to support our local districts by offering exceptional research-based professional development so that teachers are supported in their growth and learning.
We go further at our Transition at Craig Campus program by partnering with local agencies to provide 18-26 year old participants with opportunities to gain skills that facilitate independent employment and daily living.
We go further at the Lakeshore Learning Center by providing a safe therapeutic environment that increases academic achievement for children who need it the most.
We go further by working with local districts to tell stories about the life-changing work that happens in their schools each day.
We go further by working with local districts to address truancy and ensure that all students in our county are in school and learning safely.
At the MAISD, we strive to be the premier source for quality educational programming, service, and leadership and we will continue to go further, together!
Muskegon Area ISD Superintendent
Goal 1: Positively impact the achievement and success of all students in the MAISD service area
Goal 2: Enhance public understanding of and support for public education
Goal 3: Maintain a highly qualified, dynamic staff that is committed to continuous learning
Goal 4: Help educators collaborate on initiatives that benefit all students and staff
Goal 5: Provide professional development programming that addresses the priorities of local school districts in the MAISD service area
Goal 6: Engage local school districts in exploring a framework for the future of education
To provide leadership and programming that enhances the success of everyone it serves.
MAISD Leadership Team
Associate Superintendent for Administrative Services
Email Jason Helsen
Associate Superintendent of Special Education
Email Karlie Parker
To be the premier source for quality educational programming, service and leadership.