Local Educator to Join Innovative Educator Corps

Flint, Mich Genesee Intermediate School District is celebrating the selection of Genesee Career Institute (GCI) Instructor, Carrie Warning, to be part of the new statewide Innovative Educator Corps (IEC). Carrie, Instructor for GCI’s Discover E (Engineering) program, will receive a $5,000 stipend in recognition of the great work she is doing, and also be provided an additional $5,000 she can use in partnership with an Intermediate School District to expand, replicate, and share her innovative practices. 


The Innovative Educator Corps (IEC), sponsored by the Michigan Department of Education and authorized under the Marshall Plan for Talent (PA 227 of 2018), is a new recognition program for Michigan teachers who employ an innovative educational program, methodology, or strategy to help prepare their students for future career success in high-demand fields. “We encourage effective innovation in our drive to make Michigan a Top 10 education state in 10 years,” said Interim State Superintendent Sheila Alles. “Let’s share with educators across our state the instructional practices that make a real difference in teaching and learning.”


Teachers selected for the IEC were nominated by peers, students, parents, community members, and school district administrators. Carrie was chosen to be a part of the IEC because she has demonstrated documented pupil academic achievement; successful implementation of innovative instructional methodology in preparing pupils for 21st century careers; and she exemplifies the passion, energy, and professionalism of the teaching profession.


Due to the overwhelming number of applications received, the Michigan Department of Education will continue reviewing applications and anticipates additional IEC members will be added in 2019.


To learn more about the Innovative Educator Corps, please visit the MDE Recognition Programs website: https://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-5683_13651---,00.html


For more information about the GCI Discover E (Engineering) program and Carrie Warning’s selection to the IEC, contact Genesee Intermediate School District’s Communications and Development department.