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Wendy Larvick
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Wendy Larvick

Wendy Larvick

Director of Policy and Partnerships

Office: 989-317-3510

About Wendy

With a focus on advocacy of excellence in education for all Michigan children, Wendy joined the Institute in the summer of 2019 as the Director of Policy and Partnerships.  In this role, she helps to lead external relations, communications, and strategic partnerships.

Wendy spent six years with the Michigan Department of Education. Her last position was Chief of Staff for the State Superintendent’s office. She previously served as legislative liaison and supported communications, public relations, and strategic planning.

Before joining the Department, Wendy was an education policy advisor for the Michigan House of Representatives for nine years. She also served as a legislative director, a communications specialist, and as field staff handling fundraising, community events, and messaging for House members.

Wendy’s diverse career began as a classroom teacher. She taught middle school English and Social Studies for five years in both public and private schools. She earned a Bachelor’s in English and a Master’s in Teaching and Curriculum from Michigan State University.

Connected Team

James N. Goenner, Ph.D.

President & CEO

Jim Goenner serves as President & CEO of the National Charter Schools Institute

Mary Bradley

Chief Operating Officer

Passionate about traveling, exploring other cultures and providing great educational options.

Mark J. Weinberg

Vice President for Leadership & Learning

Experienced world traveler, who is passionate about learning and providing great schools for kids.

Naomi Rubin DeVeaux


Enjoys family, logic puzzles, all things academia and creating better ways to measure student success.

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All of our nation’s children will dream BIG and have access to the education and encouragement they need to succeed.