Edward Manuszak

Executive Director

Edward Manuszak, Ed. S, is the Executive Director for Early Childhood at the Washtenaw Intermediate School District since July 1, 2022. Before that he served as the Superintendent of Dundee Community Schools from Aug. 2016 through June 30, 2022. He is founding co-chair and current steering committee member of the AASA National Early Learning Cohort, a group of national experts in the field of Early Learning. In Feb. 2021 he helped to organize, edit, and write the AASA Early Learning Cohort Early Childhood and Learning Toolkit. He was also a team member of the Federal Office of Head Start Expert Work Group, National Association of the Education Young Children Developmentally Appropriate Practice Book Review Team, current member of the NAEYC Accreditation Council, and is a National Advisory Committee member for Foundations, Inc. and past Chairperson of the Monroe County Great Start Collaborative and past member of the Children’s Action Network of Monroe County. He has been a professional educator for 28 years holding various positions as Pre-School, Kindergarten and 1st grade Teacher, Elementary Building Principal, Director of State and Federal Programs, Director of Early Childhood Education, Presenter and Consultant, Assistant Superintendent and Adjunct Faculty Member at Siena Heights University and Eastern Michigan University. Additionally, he is a PhD candidate finishing his dissertation at Eastern Michigan University who is scheduled to graduate in February of 2023. He has presented at numerous local, state, regional, and national level conferences. He has worked with Standards for Success (SFS) to publish the Early Learning Program Assessment Tool (ELPAT) © he designed and created that allows for district and program to efficiently and effectively measure their Early Learning Program from Birth through Age Eight. This has been included in his research. He and his wife, Corey have two wonderful sons, Lucas and Noah. He enjoys his time when not making Early Childhood Matter Most by spending time with his family outdoors hiking, biking, running, swimming, and explore National Parks around the nation!

  • Company Early Childhood Center, Washtenaw Intermediate School District


Day 2
January 19, 2023
10:30 am

Positively Impacting Curriculum, Student Enrollment and Outcomes through Facility Design and Construction

Great Lakes V (Lower Level)
19 January
Time:  10:30 am - 11:45 am
Location:  Great Lakes V (Lower Level)

Participants in this session will learn about the importance of viewing their facilities plans with a new creative lens. This lens will allow them to explore the possibilities and lasting impacts of facilities on curriculum design and wellness. And the resulting benefits to student enrollment and academic success as well as financial sustainability of the district.

Day 1
January 18, 2023
3:00 pm

How Do I Know if My Early Childhood Programs is Effective and Worth It?

Great Lakes I/II (Lower Level)
18 January
Time:  3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Location:  Great Lakes I/II (Lower Level)

Participants will learn ways to effectively monitor the success of their early learning and
early childhood programs and why this makes the best financial success. Each participant will be introduced to the resources and tools that are research based on best practices in the field of early childhood education that will allow all participants to have the ability to see if their programs are adequately meeting the developmentally appropriate needs of their students.

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