Business Alliances

We frequently interact with other businesses and professionals who serve school districts.


We’ve gotten to know some pretty amazing people through decades of working in education law.

Many of those people are part of businesses and organizations that we believe are worthwhile and provide value for the educational community or its people.  We wanted to take an opportunity to let you know about them too.  We don’t have a formal relationship with any of these businesses, organizations, or the people that run them.  We simply think they are worth checking out and we wanted to make it easier for you to do so.


The mission of the Michigan Association of School Personnel Administrators is to advocate on behalf of the personnel and/or human resource function, work to enhance member professional growth, actively support diversification of the workforce, serve as a resource agency, and promote the highest standard of personal and professional conduct and professional ethics to ensure quality instruction and service to Michigan students.

Michigan Negotiators Association (MNA)

MNA is a non-profit association for professional school negotiators and contract administrators. Membership in MNA helps individuals network and share information, obtain education, training and support, and develop management skills in negotiations and contract administration.

Metro Bureau

The Metro Bureau seeks to support its member districts and provide accurate data for negotiations and district operations. It does this by sharing information, resources and ideas in seeking solutions to common problems of school districts.


MAASE is a statewide professional educational organization affiliated with the National Council of Administrators of Special Education and the Council for Exceptional Children. MAASE members are dedicated to the enhancement of the worth, dignity, potential, and uniqueness of each individual in society. Those who receive special education services are individuals who possess basic rights and responsibilities, and who command respect at all times. Special education embraces the right to a free appropriate public education. The Mission of MAASE is to provide leadership for the development and implementation of quality programs and services for students with disabilities within the total education community.


The Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP) is a 1,700-member strong organization representing the state’s high school, career technical education, middle level and assistant principals. First established in 1911, MASSP has spent the past 100 years working to promote excellence in school leadership and advocate for education system improvements. Simply put, it’s mission is to advance learning through educational leadership.

Winning Futures

Winning Futures is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, goal setting, mentoring, and scholarship program for teens. More than 20,000 students have been impacted and $1.6M has been awarded in scholarships since 1994. The organization’s evidence-based life skills curriculum has been implemented into schools and agencies in 35 states. More than 90 percent of Winning Futures’ students continue their education past high school. Locally, Winning Futures implements mentoring programs into schools that service students from Birmingham, Detroit, Harper Woods, Pontiac, Sterling Heights, and Warren.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE: AJG), an international insurance brokerage and risk management services firm, has operations in 31 countries and offers client-service capabilities in more than 140 countries through a network of correspondent brokers and consultants. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. offers a full range of employee benefit and HR consulting solutions. Those capabilities include benefits strategy, plan design and management, financial planning, actuarial, data analysis and benchmarking, retirement brokerage and consulting, human resource services and more.