About MISecure

The MISecure team is a task force setup by the Michigan Education Technology Leaders (METL) which is a workgroup of MAISA. Our initial charge in the fall of 2018 was to develop a guide to help Michigan K12 school districts identify and improve their cybersecurity practices. We created the Essential Cybersecurity Practices for K12 and distributed nearly 2,000 copies to every K12 superintendent, business manager and technology director in the State by the fall of 2019. We continue to network with other cybersecurity organizations in the State, present at State conferences and to develop additional materials. Our mission is to improve Michigan K12 cybersecurity by developing and advocating for best practices and resources.

Our Mission

“Improve Michigan K12 cybersecurity by developing and advocating for best practices and resources.”


Alex HargroveClare Gladwin RESD
Amanda StoelMichigan Department of Education
Andy BrushDTMB
Aric DowlingMichigan Cyber Command Center
Bill PattersonIngham ISD
Bobby HodgesWayne RESA
Brandi ReynoldsTraverse Bay Area ISD
Brett ThelenSET-SEG
Brian CalkinsSt. Joseph County ISD
David LarsonLivingston ESA
Doug OlsonTraverse Bay Area ISD
Jackie CarstensShiawassee RESD
James EllisMichigan Cyber Command Center
Jim DargaPinckney Cyber Training Institute
Jeff HoffmanMichigan Cyber Command Center
Joel PhillipsNewaygo County RESA
Josh HayesEducational Technology Association
Kelley GoldblattCISA
Ken WestGenesee ISD
Kevin HayesMerit Network, Inc
Luke ThelenMichigan Cyber Command Center
Matt McMahonGratiot-Isabella RESD
Merri Lynn ColliganWashtenaw ISD
Michael VerschaeveBay-Arenac ISD
Micky ClarkKent ISD
Mike LillyIngham ISD
Nicholas HayMonroe ISD
Pierrette Renee WidmeyerMerit Network, Inc
Sam LutgringCalhoun ISD
Tim BeethemChar-Em ISD