Harrison accepts position as MOISD director of general education

Tonya Harrison (Pioneer photo/Katlyn Vuillemot)

Tonya Harrison (Pioneer photo/Katlyn Vuillemot)

BIG RAPIDS — After spending 18 years working at Reed City Area Public Schools, Tonya Harrison has accepted a position at the Mecosta Osceola Intermediate School District.

As of July 1, Harrison officially became the director of general education at the MOISD, taking on a role covering responsibilities not only in Reed City, but five other districts as well.

In Harrison’s new position, she will be responsible for helping all of the districts in the MOISD with professional learning, curriculum and assessment.

“I’m very excited for the challenges I will face in this new position and the opportunities I will learn from,” Harrison said.

Harrison graduated from Central Michigan University with an undergraduate degree in education, and a masters in principalship and leadership with a sub-focus in curriculum.

For the past 18 years, Harrison has worked in curriculum, assessment and federal programming at Reed City Area Public Schools.

“Working in Reed City has helped give me a basis of what I will be doing here,” she said. “When the principals have questions on the curriculum and state reporting, I am the first person they will go to as a resource.”

Curtis Finch, superintendent of the MOISD, mentioned many reasons why the district was happy to hire Harrison, including her multiple years of local experience, her background in curriculum and her classroom experience.

“I am very excited to have Tonya on our administrative team,” Finch said. “Our team is the best it has ever been and with her it’s the frosting on the cake.”

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