Millennium Magazine_5th Ed

129 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine EDUCATION he became department head in 1966, acting supervisor in 1967, research assistant in 1969, assistant director in 1975 and program associate in 1976. He has also been serving as president of Syropoulos Educational Consultants, Inc., since 1997. He was a charter school consultant at Central Michigan University from 1997 to 2004 and consultant at the Wayne RESA from 2004 to 2008. He worked with the Michigan Department of Education as a principal coach and schools improvement plans consultant from 2008 to 2017. He also taught at Wayne State University from 1967 to 1974. He has been working as a consultant to the Hamtramck Public Schools since 2006. Working in the school systems for 60 years, Dr. Syropoulos always felt a connection to young people. He saw teaching as a way to give back in exchange for those who helped him during his time of need. He has also helped students by helping raisemore than $3million in scholarships. Highlights of Dr. Syropoulos’ career include receiving the Hellenic Heritage Award from the Greek Community of Michigan and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the State and Federal Projects of the Michigan Department of Education. He also received six national and international awards for his work at the Detroit Public Schools in the Research, Evaluation and Testing Department from the American Education Research Association. Dr. Syropoulos is a member of the Association for Curriculum and Supervision Development, Michigan Educational Research Association and American Hellenic Education Progressive Association (AHEPA), where he served as district governor for Michigan in 1997, supreme governor nationally from 1998 to 2000, chairman of the AHEPA National Education Foundation from 2003 to 2007, and chairman of the Hellenic Cultural Commission of AHEPA from 2003 to 2004. D r. Mike Syropoulos arrived to the United States from Greece under the Displaced Persons Act, and despite hardships, built a promising career for himself. He received a BA in 1960, MEd in 1965 and EdD in 1971, all fromWayne State University. Dr. Syropoulos’ career began in 1960 with the Detroit Public Schools. Starting off as a teacher, MIKE SYROPOULOS SCHOOL SYSTEM SUPERVISOR (RETIRED) Detroit Public Schools Macomb, MI