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Oakland County Common Core 

The Common Core-Oakland Project is an initiative undertaken by the 29 districts of Oakland County Michigan.  It has as its purpose the development and implementation of  a kindergarten through grade 12 curriculum in English Language Arts and mathematics based on the Common Core State Standards. The following is a list of resources developed locally and nationally that can assist educators in understanding the Common Core-Oakland project as well as other national efforts involving the Common Core State Standards.

Documents and Resources: 

English Language Arts





Common Core Standards Initiatives Steering Committee Members:

Avondale: Karen Olex
Birmingham: Steve Palmer
Brandon: Carole Beverwyk
Clarenceville: Pamela Swert
Farmington: Catherine Cost
Ferndale: Barb Evoe
Lake Orion: Heidi Kast
Lamphere: Dale Steen
Madison: Joanne Vader
Oak Park: Stan Trompeter
Oakland Schools: Kathleen Barker
Oakland Schools: Michael Yocum
Rochester: Irene Larson
Royal Oak: Sarah Olson
Walled Lake: Kathleen Said
Waterford: Michael Batten
West Bloomfield: Robert Martin


Oakland Schools Contacts:

Mary Kaye Aukee, Director of Career Focused Education
Kathleen Barker, Director of Special Education
Dr. Joan Lessen Firestone, Director of Early Childhood
Karen Rockhold, Supervisor, Special Education
Larry Thomas, Director of School Quality 
Dr. Michael Yocum, Director of Learning Services