Wayne RESA is a regional educational service agency that provides a broad spectrum of services and support to Wayne County's 33 school districts and public school academies aimed at improving student achievement and maximizing economies of scale in staff development, purchasing, and administrative services.
Schools are back in session and Wayne County districts once again face curriculum concerns and financial problems of the past. Superintendent Randy Liepa talks with Stephen Henderson on Detroit Today about RESA's role as the "back shop of schools" and how the agency aims to improve student achievement. Click HERE for the interview.
Dr. Randy Liepa
He began his tenure in August 2015.
Dr. Randy Liepa is currently the Superintendent of Wayne RESA. In this new role, he will add his years of educational experience and vast leadership skills to support the academic achievement of students in Wayne County.
He was most recently the Superintendent of Livonia Public Schools, one of the ten largest districts in the state, since 2003. He began his employment with Livonia in 1994, holding the position of Assistant Superintendent for Business. Prior to coming to Livonia, Dr. Liepa was the Assistant Superintendent for business and operations at the Wayne-Westland Community School District. He is well respected in the education community and brings 28 years of experience in public education to Wayne RESA.
Dr. Liepa has been involved in a number of professional state and community organizations including serving on the Board for the Metropolitan Bureau of Detroit, Michigan School Administrators Council, Wayne County School Superintendents Legislative Chair, Board of Directors for the Galileo Teacher Leader Consortium, Legislative Representative for the Michigan Superintendents Association and Vice-Chair of the Tri-County Alliance of Public Education. In 2014, he was honored as the Region 9 Superintendent of the Year in Michigan as well as the Administrator of the Year for the Michigan PTSA. He has been interviewed as an expert on Michigan education through radio, TV and print media. In his local community of Livonia, he has served on the Executive Board of St. Mary Mercy Hospital as well as Past Chair of the Livonia Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Directors for the Livonia Family YMCA.
Dr. Liepa holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Michigan State University, an Educational Specialist and Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Wayne State University, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Hillsdale College.
Embracing Governor Snyder's vision of "Any Time, Any Place, Any Way, Any Pace." We have known for years that learning does not and cannot stop at the end of the school day. Wayne RESA is a leader in innovation including the technology tools that are necessary to support the necessary flexibility in the school day.
"Our Wayne RESA Vision Statement means we are committed to lifelong learning...for our students, teachers, administrators and for ourselves. In that spirit, we have begun a collaborative, departmental pilot program, using Social Media to reach out to our communities. We are learning from the private sector and employing a number of different methods to improve communication, while following and implementing the four Wayne RESA ‘Beliefs'."
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