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PHOTO INFORMATION: Rep. Alexander meets with residents to discuss issues facing our state.

Rep. Alexander, local teacher testify before House panel

State Rep. Julie Alexander, of Hanover, today was joined by Suzanne Gibbs, a fourth-grade teacher in the Western School District, during testimony with the House Education Reform Committee. Both spoke on Rep. Alexander’s legislation calling for colleges and other teacher preparation institutions to provide a stipend to educators who mentor new teachers.

House approves Rep. Alexander bill to support teachers

The House today approved state Rep. Julie Alexander’s legislation to provide teachers with more opportunities toward their continuing education and professional development requirements by engaging with area employers and post-secondary training centers. Alexander’s legislation is part of five-bill package to expand skilled trade and career education for students in local school districts. “We will improve…

Rep. Alexander, Jackson County teachers support professional development bill

State Rep. Julie Alexander, of Hanover spoke today in support of her legislation to expand continuing education and professional development credit options. The House Workforce and Talent Development Committee also heard testimony from two Jackson County teachers – Tina Delbridge at Northwest Middle School and Abby Tanner at Northwest High School. Both teachers shared current…

Special guests join Rep. Alexander for Sept. 11 Memorial Service

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Julie Alexander, of Hanover, today hosted Napoleon Township Police Chief Duaine Pitman (left)  and Michigan State Police Jackson Post Commander Kevin Rod as her guests for the Michigan House’s annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The service remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan who died…

Rep. Alexander welcomes Hanover-Horton Girl Scouts to state Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Julie Alexander of Hanover welcomed Hanover-Horton’s Girl Scout Brownie Troops 60181 and 60124 to Lansing on Monday. Rep. Alexander personally led the scouts onto the House floor. “I was thrilled to have such a fun and intelligent group in Lansing,” Alexander said. “It’s encouraging to see young people working hard as…