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Clark Hill Attorney Barbara A. Ruga to Present at the Michigan Association of School Personnel Administrators’ 42nd Annual Winter Conference

December 1, 2014

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Clark Hill Attorney Barbara A. Ruga will present at the Michigan Association of School Personnel Administrators’ (MASPA) Conference on Friday, December 5, 2014. Ruga’s presentation, “Best Practices in Teacher and Administrative Evaluations,” will review the intended and unintended consequences of recent changes to teacher evaluation, Tenure Act, and other aspects of teacher accountability. For registration and more information, visit

MASPA is dedicated to the support and development of K-12 public education personnel/human resource professionals. The association provides research, resources, professional learning and networking opportunities, and provides the best human resource services to your educational institution. Association members are attorney's, superintendents, assistant superintendents, directors, administrative assistants, former teachers and principals, and HR professionals from the private sector.

Ruga is a member in Clark Hill’s Education and Municipal Practice Group as well as the Labor & Employment Law Practice Group. For more than 37 years, she has been advising and counseling public school districts and businesses on a wide variety of labor law and employment issues. Ruga has extensive experience negotiating teacher contracts in a context of scarce resources. She has also handled numerous unfair labor practice charges, fact-findings and related employment litigation. She advocates for prevention through education, and to that end specializes in employee training programs.

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