Law named president of Middle Cities association

Published 10:17 am Thursday, July 16, 2009

LANSING – Niles Community Schools Superintendent Douglas Law will serve as president of the Middle Cities Education Association (MCEA) for the 2009-2010 school year, Raymond Telman, executive director announced.
Law is a 38-year veteran of the Niles Community Schools, beginning his career in 1971, as a fifth grade teacher at Howard Elementary School.
“Doug brings with him a wealth of experience to Middle Cities. His deep understanding of a school district from bottom to top is truly unique, and I know our members districts will benefit from his perspective,” Telman said.
Law has served on the MCEA’s board of directors for three years and will continue to be superintendent.
“I look forward to sharing our successes and challenges here in Niles with a state-wide organization,” Law said.
“With the state’s current economic conditions, schools must share resources and ideas for innovation now more than ever. Middle Cities provides exactly that forum for cooperation.”
Law earned a bachelor of Arts degree in education from Adrian College in 1971, and a masters in education from Michigan State University in 1976.
His wife Ellen is also an education and teaches at Ballard Elementary. Together they have two married children and five grandchildren.