Responsive Teaching Coalition


The Responsive Teaching Coalition is a network of districts that work collaboratively to redefine education by inviting school administrators, K-12 teachers, and students to work collaboratively through a framework focused on equity in learning.

Educators will develop the following competencies through professional learning: 

  • Knowing how to be equity leaders in their school district and learning communities.
  • Developing a common language and ability to apply research-informed frameworks in culturally responsive education, to effectively evaluate and integrate culturally responsive pedagogies in their classroom and/or professional community.
  • A collaboration space to bridge the learning from other WISD social justice and equity work.
  • Utilizing online meeting technology to build professional learning communities and constructively participate in teaching and learning online.

Snapshot from the 2017-2018 conference

Dr. Emdin & Dr. Simmons

Jennifer Banks

Director of Instruction

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