Vickie L. Markavitch, Ph.D.
Dr. Vickie L. Markavitch is the superintendent of Oakland Schools, the intermediate school district or regional service agency that serves the 28 public school districts, public school academies and private schools that educate the 230,000 students of Oakland County, Michigan. Dr. Markavitch joined Oakland Schools in June, 2004 after amassing experience as a superintendent in Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation in Indiana (1998-2004), Niles Township High School District outside of Chicago, IL (1995-95), and Skokie School District 73.5 in Illinois (1987-1995).
Dr. Markavitch has enjoyed a rich educational career that also included positions as Executive Director of Secondary Instruction and Special Programs (Niles, MI), Principal (Bridgman Elementary School, Bridgman, MI), Reading Coordinator and Learning Disabilities Consultant (Bridgman Public Schools, Bridgman, MI), and Special Education Teacher (Farmington, Benton Harbor, and St. Joseph, MI).
Dr. Markavitch received her Ph.D. in Educational Administration from Michigan State University, her M.A. in Special Education from Western Michigan University, and her B.A. in Elementary/Secondary Special Education from Michigan State University.
At Oakland Schools, Dr. Markavitch has spearheaded a move to a data-based decision-making model, continuous improvement processes, and accountability reporting to ISD users. She is a passionate partner with local school districts who always seeks ways to increase student achievement, serve the diverse needs of all schools, and decrease costs while increasing efficiencies. Dr. Markavitch has also been a strong advocate for public education on Oakland County and Lansing, Michigan as well as nationally.
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