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Oakland County State Common Core Standards Initiative  

The purpose of this initiative is to put the Common Core Standards and curriculum into an easy to use teaching framework that allows Oakland County Educators to assess students' understanding.  This website will facilitate teacher collaboration while saving districts time and money by being a central communication resource and repository.  


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  OC Common Core Announcements

  O C Common Core Steering Committee

Common Core Standards Initiatives Steering Committee


Avondale: Karen Olex
Birmingham: Steve Palmer
Brandon: Carole Beverwyk
Brandon: Rhonda Hervey
Clarenceville: Pamela Swert
Farmington: Catherine Cost
Ferndale: Barb Evoe
Lake Orion: Heidi Kast
Lamphere: Dale Steen
Madison: Joanne Vader
Oak Park: Stan Trompeter
Oakland Schools: Kathleen Barker
Oakland Schools: Michael Yocum
Rochester: Irene Larson
Royal Oak: Sarah Olson
Walled Lake: Kathleen Said
Waterford: Michael Batten
West Bloomfield: Robert Martin


LAC-O Steering Committee

Avondale: Dr. George C. Heitsch 

Birmingham: Paul DeAngelis

Brandon: Carole Beverwyk 

Farmington: Dr. Kristin Gekiere

Novi: RJ Webber

Oakland Schools: Dr. Joan Firestone

Oakland Schools: Larry Thomas

Oakland University: Dr. C. Robert Maxfield, Jr.

Rochester: Geri Moore 

Southfield: Lynda Wood 

Troy: Anne Mull 

Waterford: Nadine Milostan 

West Bloomfield: Dr. JoAnn Andrees​



Oakland Schools Contacts


Mary Kaye Aukee, Director of Career Focused Education

Kathleen Barker, Director of Special Education
Joan Lessen Firestone, Ph.D. Director of Early Childhood

Karen Rockhold, Supervisor, Special Education
Larry Thomas, Director of School Quality 
Dr. Michael Yocum, Director of Learning Services


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