Michael Beyer

Michael Beyer is the Chief of Staff at Openlands and is focused on ensuring the organization is prepared for the next chapter by achieving optimal efficiency and effectiveness. Michael oversees this work through organizational, departmental, and programmatic goals interwoven with a focus on building and maintaining a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Michael has served in public education for more than 15 years as a principal and teacher, in his last role overseeing three campuses with more than 150 employees. Michael is a National Board Certified teacher, licensed Realtor, and is currently working on his certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources. As an educator, Michael won awards as a leading teacher, administrator, and community partner. Michael holds an Ed.D. in Education Leadership from UIC, a Master of Education from Chicago State, a Master’s degree in Art History from UIC, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland University College, where he also served overseas in the United States Air Force.

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