Rep. Lisa Lyons
It usually takes legislators a few years to find their way in Lansing. Not for Representative Lisa Lyons. The freshman legislator from Alto was selected by her colleagues to serve as Assistant Majority Floor Leader, and by the end of her first year in office the Speaker appointed her Chair of the House Education Committee.
Rep. Lyons was first elected to represent House District 86 in 2010. The mother of four previously worked as the Director of Public Policy & Community Outreach for the Grand Rapids Association of Realtors and the Commercial Alliance of Realtors.
A product of Lowell Public Schools, Rep. Lyons has made education reform a priority. Her committee has worked to provide more opportunities for students to achieve at a high level by reforming teacher tenure, lifting the cap on charter schools and creating a statewide anti-bullying policy.
Michigan students need Rep. Lyons' continued leadership in the House.
- HB 4625, amends the tenure act so great teachers are protected and creates a meaningful evaluation system that gives educators important feedback based on classroom observations and students outcomes.
- HB 4627, which helps to ensure every child in Michigan has access to a high quality teacher by requiring that layoffs be based on educator effectiveness and their impact on students, rather than arbitrary factors.
- SB 618, Supported creating quality schools options, to ensure every child in Michigan has access to a great school regardless of where they live.