Continuous Improvement & Whole Child Support

Continuous Improvement

The Michigan Department of Education is replacing the previous School Improvement Framework with a new process known as Michigan Integrated Continuous Improvement Process (MICIP). The three-year roll out plan includes a shift in Mindset, Process, and Platform working toward more integrated systems and a greater focus on meeting the needs of the Whole Child. 

Whole Child Support
In an effort to support the development of the whole child, Berrien RESA is please to announce a series of professional learning opportunities aligned to the five tenets of the WSCC Model: Healthy, Safe, Engaged, Supported, and Challenged. Please see the link on the top left of this page for a list of customized professional learning opportunities.

Our Tiered Delivery System Includes:

Tier I-Open training and support for all educators across the area.
Tier II-Customized training and support with district or building teams.
Tier III- Job-embeded coaching and continued support for building leaders and individuals educators.

Meet our School Improvement Facilitator

Amanda joined the BRESA team in 2018. She brings with her many years of experience as a teacher, coach, adviser, department chair and mentor for pre-service teachers. Prior to this role, Amanda served Berrien RESA as the Academic Instructional Specialist for Benton Harbor Area Schools. Previously, Ms. Lezotte taught at Brandywine Jr./Sr. High for twelve years. She earned earned an MA in Ed. Leadership from GVSU in 2013 and a BS in Teaching from CMU in 2005. She holds her Michigan Administrator License and Michigan Professional Teaching Certificate.


Adaptive Schools, Cognitive Coaching, Group Cognitive Coaching, Crucial Conversations, MIBLSI PBIS Coach, MI School Data Train the Trainer Network, Cultivating Equitable Classrooms, Fostering Resilient Learners, Title IX: Sexual Assault and Harassment in Schools, Engaging Family and Community, Youth Mental Health First Aid, Trauma-Invested Strategies for Fostering Resilient Learners

Training Completed

Trauma Informed Schools, Healthy Classrooms: Healthy Kids, Critical Race Theory in Education, Social-Emotional Learning, Building Relationships with the Power of Restorative Practices, Building a Restorative School-wide Community, Bullying and Relational Aggression Solutions for Black and Latina Girls, School Safety and Security, Human Resources and School Law, Recruitment and Retention of Teachers, Autism Spectrum Disorder Supports, 6-12 Essential Practices Pilot, Opioid Epidemic, Engaging Students and Families from Different Cultures, Interconnected Systems Framework, Implementation and Embedding Mental Health Supports as Authentic Practice within MTSS, SEL Competencies, Teaching to Strengths: Supporting Students Living with Trauma, Violence, and Chronic Stress, Classroom Management, Student Engagement, Teaching and Engaging with Poverty in Mind, CQ Cultural Intelligence, Leverage Leadership

Ongoing Training

Restorative Practices, MDE's African American Student Initiative

Professional Memberships

Berrien RESA Crisis Team
Kent ISD Mental Health Collaborative
MASA - Michigan Association of School Administrators
MASFPS - Michigan Association of State and Federal Program Specialists
MEMSPA - Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association
MSIFN - Michigan School Improvement Facilitators Network
Starfish Regional School Improvement Facilitators Network (West-Michigan)

Amanda Lezotte

Amanda Lezotte, M.A.Ed. Leadership
School Improvement Facilitator
(269)-471-7725 ext. 3256

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