About the REMC Association
The Regional Educational Media Center Association of Michigan is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1969. Its members are the 28 local regional educational media centers operated through the intermediate school district structure.


The REMC Association of Michigan believes that it must provide proactive leadership to the Michigan educational community by participating with other organizations in building a vision that supports quality teaching and learning and provides equity to Michigan's pre-K-12 students.

The REMC Association of Michigan will accomplish this within the framework of the following principles:

  • Improve learning for all students.
  • Support constituents and improve teaching and learning statewide through future-focused collaboration, leadership and service.
  • Empower teachers to create high quality, engaging instructional environments when they have access to the necessary skills, tools and rich sources of information.
  • Provide effective cost savings through statewide cooperative purchasing, which allows local resources to be reallocated to enhance teaching and learning.
  • Advance statewide connectivity through delivery systems and infrastructure.


Anne Thorp, REMC 7, President
Ron Houtman, REMC 8, President-Elect
Shannon Degan, REMC 15, Past President
Tina Tribu, REMC 12W, Secretary
Steve Schmunk, REMC 21, Treasurer
Laura Cummings, REMC 17, Member-at-Large
Sue Schwartz, Executive Director


The REMC Instructional Technology Specialists (RITS) from REMCs and Intermediate School Districts collaborate together to provide leadership and support to the Michigan educational community in the areas of curriculum and instructional technology. Click here to see who serves your area.  For more information contact: rits@remc.org.


The Michigan Educational Technology Specialists (METS) group supports education professionals in Michigan whose role focuses on the effective integration of education technology through professional development, consultation, and classroom modeling. The METS network facilitates communication and collaboration amongst peers virtually and face-to-face. The REMC Association provides support to METS to carryout its work. Click here to learn more and to join the METS group.