Chandra Madafferi became Vice President of the Michigan Education Association on Sept. 1, 2017. Chandra has almost 20 years in the classroom having taught special education, on-line credit recovery, Health, and Health for English language learners. After starting her teaching career in Oakland County’s Huron Valley Schools, she moved to Novi Community Schools where she spent the majority of her career until becoming the MEA Vice President she became the Vice President of the MEA. While teaching, Chandra maintained a full-time administration position for over 10 years in the Bloomfield Hills Schools as a coordinator of a summer program (SCAMP) for individuals with disabilities.
Chandra received a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education, Health Education, and Therapeutic Recreation from Central Michigan University. She earned a Master’s of Education from the University of Michigan-Dearborn and holds endorsements in Learning Disabilities and Cognitive Impairments as well as completing a two-year teacher leadership program through the Galileo Leadership Institute for educators in the Metro Detroit area. Currently, Chandra is a fellow in the Education Policy Fellowship Program hosted by Michigan State University.
Joining student MEA at Central Michigan University was her first connection with MEA and began a life-long commitment to advancing the cause of public education. In her local, she was co-chair of the Political Action Committee, later assuming other leadership roles including president, treasurer and negotiation spokesperson. She has been a delegate to the MEA and NEA Representative Assemblies and the Region 7 Council, and has served on the MEA Communications Committee as well as the member liaison to the Student MEA Advisory Committee.
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