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#MiCSS General Session

We welcome a variety of keynote speakers to kick off #MiCSS in style during our General Session, plus performances from real Michigan charter students. See our 2019 lineup below: 

Lionheart & student dance performance

Led by Voyageur Academy music teacher, Joe Vercellino, attendees will be treated to a hip-hop inspired dance and spoken word performance on "identity."

Joe Vercellino GEN SESSION Salon DE

Joel Hockin - Hope of Change

2019 MI Charter School Teacher of the Year, Joel Hockin, will share his experience as a Detroit educator, in how educators can change students' lives forever.

Joel Hockin GEN SESSION Salon DE

Chantra Williams - tell YOUR story

Longtime teacher, and now School Improvement Specialist with Saginaw Valley State University, Chantra will share the importance of telling your story about your charter school with the influential members in your community.

Chantra Williams GEN SESSION Salon DE

Watch the performance: Lionheart 

Watch the performance: Joel Hockin