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Megan Byard-Karaba

College Access Specialist, (MAISD) 

Since 2012 Mrs. Byard-Karaba has coordinated the efforts of a local college access

network providing local districts, students and their families with the tools, knowledge,

information and resources needed to create a college and career ready culture. As a

part of that mission, Mrs. Byard-Karaba works to oversee and implement the MAISD's

place-based scholarship program titled the Muskegon Area Promise. The Promise

scholarship is operated and managed as a designated statewide Promise Zone in

partnership with two local colleges; Muskegon Community College and Baker College of

Muskegon. The MAISD, with support from our CTC training center staff, college access

network initiatives, and active Promise Zone Authority (PZA); is working to create a

menu of resources for all districts centered on High Quality Instruction that includes

career education and career development grades K-12. Mrs. Byard-Karaba, has been a

professional and resident within Muskegon County for the past 27 years. In the years

leading up to her current role she held positions in various educational careers such as

middle school teaching, adult and alternative education coordination and supervision of

instructional services for community education. In 2016 she earned recognition as one

the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce's Agent of Change. Mrs. Byard-

Karaba obtained her bachelor’s degree in education from Western Michigan University

and her master’s degree in education from Grand Valley State University.

Megan Byard-Karaba
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