Creative Change Educational Solutions was initially started as a proactive solution to help educators transform curriculum for better schools, more impassioned teachers, and fully engaged students. While the initial vision was mine, CCES is not a one-woman show. Our organization features a board of directors, advisors and staff members with expertise in education and other strategic fields. In this way, our evolving story is like an anthology — we gather diverse voices to ensure our work remains effective and ahead of the curve.
With the start of the new year, we’re pleased to announce the 2017-2019 CCES board of directors.
James Haughn (Returning Member) is a practicing attorney and active member of the law community in Toledo, Ohio. He has a history of service to others, including time as a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal, West Africa, working in agroforestry and desertification abatement.
Martha Kaufeldt is a full-time consultant with extensive expertise in brain compatible learning, differentiated instruction and integrated curriculum for all grade levels. Among other professional accomplishments, she has taught at all grade levels, served as a district-level gifted coordinator and staff developer, and most recently was the lead teacher and restructuring coordinator of a demonstration “brain-compatible” school. Learn more about Martha and her company at Begin with the Brain or connect with her on Twitter @MarthaKaufeldt.
David Reynolds, PhD, works at the Labor and Community Studies Center at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, and was formerly a labor educator at Wayne State University. His research and teaching specialties include social movements, labor-community coalitions, curriculum development, and strategic planning. Connect with David on LinkedIn.
Paula Sizemore is a passionate educator with over two decades of experience in public schools, charter schools, college summer camps and Eastern Michigan University’s College of Education. She believes in social justice for all, and has been a strong advocate for multicultural competence and inclusive curricula that addresses the true stories and experiences of marginalized people. Catch up with Paula on her website or at LinkedIn.
Brian Vieira is an award-winning educator and public speaker with over 25 years of classroom, administrative, and counseling experience. As an ordained minister, he teaches couples how to renew their minds and their marriages. As a state certified educator, he teaches students of all ages how to read, write, and think with confidence and excellence. Rev. Vieira is the founder and President of ScholarSkills Learning Center. You can also find him on LinkedIn or on Twitter @ScholarSkills.
William Williams has a diverse professional background that includes a history as a firefighter for the Detroit Fire Department as well as an IT engineer at Wayne State University. He is currently a climate leader with the Climate Reality Project (founded by Al Gore), where he focuses on educating others about climate change. Keep up with William on Twitter @BillBills
Learn More About the CCES Board of Directors, Our Advisors and Staff Members
If you’d like to learn more about the board members, our advisors or our staff, start at the About Us page.