Education Project

The Education Project, once known as the Education Project for Homeless Youth or EPHY, is an initiative created to support Washtenaw County students struggling to participate in school due to complex physical, mental, or emotional needs. The Education Project is divided into four core areas of focus: Child Well-Being, Health, Education, and Homeless Services. A brief description of the areas of focus and links to their respective pages are as follows:

  • Child Well-Being- This page is under construction. Please check back.
  • Health- This page is under construction. Please check back.
  • Education- This page is under construction. Please check back.

Homeless Services

Some of the ways in which the Education Project works to support families and students is to help identify and connect to resources in the community, as well as assist in navigating systems. Specific resources available to support young people in staying connected to school depend on the type of need and will be determined working in partnership with the Education Project team. For more information about assistance and resources available please click on the appropriate link.

Additional questions can be addressed by email or by calling (734) 994-8100 x1518.

Education Project Contact Information:

Brian Edwards
Education Project Coordinator

Sarah Hierman
Grants & Special Projects Coordinator

Jenna Mares
Director of Education, Outreach, & Welcoming, Ozone House

Colleen Klus
Community Engagement Specialist

Michelle Myers 
Education Project Trusted Parent Advisor

Leticia Horry
Education Project Intern

Adriana Gorham
Education Project Intern

ADA & Accessibility

Our School Strives To Ensure Our Website Is Accessible To All Our Visitors 

Washtenaw ISD is committed to providing a website that is fully accessible and we are currently in the process of developing a new website to better meet the needs of our customers. Our new website will include improvements to ADA compliance and accessibility, and during this transition, we remain committed to maintaining our existing website's accessibility and usability. 

ADA Compliance

Non Discrimination

It is the policy and commitment of the Washtenaw Intermediate School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, height, weight, familial status, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any legally protected characteristic, in its educational programs, activities, admissions, or employment policies in accordance with Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments, executive order 11246 as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and all other pertinent state and Federal regulations.

Non Discrimination Information

ADA and Title IX Coordinator ADA and Title IX Coordinator
Brian Marcel
Associate Superintendent
1819 S. Wagner Road 
Ann Arbor, MI  48103
(734) 994-8100 ext. 1402
Cassandra Harmon-Higgins
Executive Director, HR & Legal Services
1819 S. Wagner Road 
Ann Arbor, MI  48103
(734) 994-8100 ext. 1311