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Rodd Monts

Director of State Policy

Rodd Monts is the Director of State Policy for SchoolHouse Connection. He has more than 16 years of experience in leadership with a variety of local and state advocacy campaigns. His work spans many social justice issues, including education, racial equity, juvenile justice, immigrants’ rights, reducing mass incarceration, voting rights and LGBT equality.

Rodd’s work in Michigan contributed to the passage of the Detroit Community Input Over Government Surveillance ordinance, state pretrial reform legislation, elimination of zero tolerance discipline in the state’s public schools, as well as passage of several municipal ordinances. He is the recipient of the “Excellence in Advocacy Award” given by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services for his work on behalf of the Michigan School-Justice Partnership. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from Grand Valley State University, and Master’s Degrees from Wayne State University and Marygrove College.