Howell Public Schools is pleased to announce that Malissa Patrick has
been selected to be its next director of special education. Patrick
will replace Doug Haseley who was recently hired as the Livingston
Educational Service Agency’s executive director of special education.
Patrick has worked in Howell as a special education supervisor for three
years. While Patrick will work in Howell, she is an employee of the
Livingston Education Service Agency (LESA).
“I have been
incredibly impressed with Malissa and her dedication to the students of
Howell Public School. Her knowledge, skills and experiences have
prepared her for this new role,” said Erin MacGregor, Howell Public
Schools superintendent. “I am confident that she will excel in this new
“I am excited and honored to continue to serve the students
and families of Howell Public Schools in this new role,” said Patrick.
“Working with our outstanding teachers, administrators and support staff
it is my goal to ensure that all students can find success while at
Howell Public Schools.”
Prior to becoming the Howell Public
Schools supervisor of special education, Patrick spent ten years as a
school psychologist with LESA. She has also spent time as an instructor
at Wayne State University.
Patrick holds a Bachelor of Science
Degree in Psychology from Central Michigan University, a Masters of Arts
Degree in Marriage and Family Psychology and Courses for School
Psychology Certificate in School and Community Psychology both from
Wayne State University and an Educational Leadership degree in Special
Education Administration from Grand Valley State University.