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Chandra Madafferi

President, Michigan Education Association

Chandra Madafferi is the President of the Michigan Education Association (MEA), lifting the education profession and building up the next generation of educators.

Madafferi has almost 20 years of experience in the classroom, having taught special education, online credit recovery, and health, including health for English language learners.

After beginning her teaching career in Oakland County’s Huron Valley Schools, she moved to Novi Community Schools, where she spent most of her career until becoming MEA’s Vice President in 2017.

Madafferi has served as a Delegate to the NEA Representative Assembly, the MEA RA, and the MEA Region Seven Coordinating Council, and she has served on the MEA Communications Committee and as the Student MEA Advisory Committee Member Liaison.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in special education, health education, and therapeutic recreation from Central Michigan University. Madafferi earned a master’s degree in education from the University of Michigan-Dearborn, with endorsements in learning disabilities and cognitive impairments. She also completed a two-year program at Oakland University’s Galileo Institute for Teacher Leadership. In addition, Madafferi is an alumna of Michigan State University’s Education Policy Fellowship Program.