President & CEO
Mrs. Trimer-Hartley’s career includes founding and serving as superintendent of University Prep Science & Math Schools (UPSM), a K-12 public charter school district that is part of the much acclaimed University Prep Schools system in Detroit.
Prior to that, Trimer-Hartley was the director of communications for the Michigan Education Association (MEA), the state’s largest teachers union.
While at the MEA she started a non-profit called Your Child. Your Child is credited with improving Michigan’s culture of education through a statewide public awareness campaign.
Trimer-Hartley started her career as a reporter for the Detroit Free Press and spent six years covering education issues and trends before leaving the paper in 1995.