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Cindy Shinsky

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Affiliate Faculty - Educational Leadership (GVSU College of Education)

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Cindy has a passion for working with school leaders and staff to support quality programs and services for students.  She comes to us with more than 37 years of experience serving within charter and traditional school systems.  Cindy’s experiences include serving as Director of Special Education for National Heritage Academies, Assistant Superintendent at two ISDs, Director of Special Education at two local districts and as a special education teacher. Currently, Cindy serves as affiliate faculty within the GVSU College of Education, Educational Leadership program, and will use her expertise to assist the GVSU Charter Schools Office with issues related to special education.


  • Ed.S., Michigan State University
  • M.A., Michigan State University
  • B.A., Michigan State University

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