Mike Lerchenfeldt

Teacher, Volunteer, and Writer in Macomb, Michigan

Mike Lerchenfeldt

Teacher, Volunteer, and Writer in Macomb, Michigan

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Currently, I am a teacher at Iroquois Middle School, volunteering for the chess and weightlifting clubs, researching and presenting teaching strategies at conferences, and publishing columns in the Detroit News, Oakland Press, and Macomb Daily.

My wife, Sarah, is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences (Pharmacology) at the Oakland University (OU) William Beaumont School of Medicine. We just recently became parents to our beautiful baby girl, Emily Claire. We are in love!

I graduated Summa Cum Laude from the OU School of Education and Human Services (SEHS) in 2008 with a degree in Education, where I was the recipient of the very selective Keeper of the Dream, Student Leader of the Year, and Alumni Spirit awards.

Since graduation, I have continued to give back to OU through extensively volunteering my time as an Alumni Association (OUAA) Ambassador, LeadershipOU Mentor, and as a member of the SEHS Development Board and Young Alumni Council (YAC).

I was appointed the chairperson of the YAC Awards and Recognition committee and within six months organized and executed the Young Alumni 10 Within 10 Awards which recognizes the exceptional impact young alumni make within their professions and their communities.

Through my leadership and vision, the Council has showcased the accomplishments and rising talents of young graduates over the last decade. My passion and influence span across the council through my creative ideas and collaboration with the other committees.

My guidance and dedication have provided a strong foundation for the Young Alumni Council and growth of new initiatives for recent graduates. In the true spirit of a teacher, I apply the principles of servant leadership in my community.

I earned my Masters in Leadership from Saginaw Valley State University. I also graduated from the OU Leadership Institute, a program designed to further develop the members' leadership skills and increase their contributions to their community.

I traveled to Japan and New Zealand through teacher exchange programs. I was recently named a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Digital Innovator and a fellow for the America Achieves’ Michigan Educator Voice Fellowship.

I support educators with branding, media, and writing. Let's grab a coffee, sit down in a relaxed atmosphere and bounce ideas around. I want to hear your story. You can click the button above to visit my website. Feel free to checkout my social links

  • Work
    • Chippewa Valley Schools
  • Education
    • Oakland University
    • Saginaw Valley State University