The Great Lakes Education Project (GLEP) is a bi-partisan, non-profit advocacy organization supporting quality choices in public education for all Michigan students. GLEP strongly supports efforts to improve academic achievement, increase accountability and empower parental choice in our schools.

The organization consists of: the Great Lakes Education Project, a 527 Political Action Committee; the Great Lakes Education Foundation, a c(3) education organization; and the GLEP Education Fund, a c(4) advocacy organization.

Meet the Staff

Beth DeShone, Executive Director: Beth, who has been with GLEP since 2011, was previously a legislative staffer and/or campaign consultant for Dick DeVos for Governor; Dick Posthumus for Governor; the Michigan Republican Party; State Senators Michelle McManus, Bev Hammerstrom and Mat Dunaskiss.  A 1999 graduate of James Madison College at MSU, Beth and her family live in Laingsburg. Contact Beth at [email protected].

Mission & Priorities

School Choices, Quality and Accountability

Because a zip code shouldn’t determine the education outcomes for Michigan children, GLEP believes we must expand school choices, improve quality and increase accountability.


School Choices





Updated October 24, 2019