Van Hoosen Middle School Administrator Selected as Gerstacker Fellow

Lisa Fosnaugh Photo credit: Van Hoosen Middle School webpage

Lisa Fosnaugh
Photo credit: Van Hoosen Middle School webpage

Rochester Community Schools is pleased to announce that Lisa Fosnaugh, Van Hoosen Middle School Assistant Principal, is one of 11 Michigan educators selected for the Gerstacker Fellowship at Saginaw Valley State University. They will receive concentrated leadership training over a one-year period, including a capstone international experience that will send the Fellows to Poland in April.

Previous overseas trips have included Finland, China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. These trips involve visits to educational institutions, where participants learn about international educational systems and corporate settings, where they discover how leadership plays out in different cultural and economic settings.

Mrs. Fosnaugh has been the assistant principal at Van Hoosen since 2013. Prior to that appointment, she served as a Teacher Leader and AP Chemistry, Biology, Anatomy and Physiology Teacher at South Redford Public Schools and IPS Chemistry and Physics Teacher at Adams and Rochester High Schools. Lisa earned the Master of Art degree in Public Administration at the University of Michigan-Flint and the Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Michigan State University.

“Lisa is highly regarded by her colleagues for implementing innovative practices focused on high levels of learning for all students,” said Dr. Robert Shaner, Superintendent. “Her organizational ability, resourcefulness, creative problem solving and integrity are her trademarks. We are very proud of her achievement, which exemplifies the caliber of educators in Rochester Community Schools.”

Established in 2005 and funded by an endowment from the Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation of Midland, the participants are known as Gerstacker Fellows and meet monthly on weekends. SVSU faculty from various disciplines instruct the Fellows on subjects dealing with organizational leadership, ethics, finances, communication, human resources, entrepreneurship and education with a global perspective.

According to the press release, the participants were selected based on past academic and service accomplishments, along with outside recommendations and were nominated by a supervisor.

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