East Institutes is the managing group for AP Summer Institutes
at Grand Blanc High School, Grandville High School and University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign.
APSI is an intensive professional development event in which AP teachers work with national experts in their AP courses in order to gain a better understanding of the content and instructional strategies needed to give their students greater success in their AP experience.
Dr. Mike Hobolth
Dr. Mike Hobolth is the Director of AP Summer Institutes for Grand Blanc High School and Grandville High School. Mike has a long background in Advanced Placement as a teacher, administrator, AP Coordinator, researcher, parent, College Board consultant and AP professional development provider and advocate.
His previous APSIs have offered training for over 3,000 AP and Pre-AP teachers.
Mike has worked with several Michigan districts to build and improve their AP programs as a consultant and trainer as APSI remains a unique opportunity that he enjoys. The partnership with Central Michigan University has offered a special and promising circumstance for schools and teachers, and he is grateful to be a part of it.
Jan McKeachie is assistant director of APSIs managed by East Institutes. Jan is a former AP English Language teacher from Lapeer East High School and has been able to use her background in AP and school logistics to a great advantage in supporting our work of making APSI accessible to teachers and consultants.
Robin Check is the secretary for East Institutes. Robin has been involved in APSIs since 2009 and remains the first stop for all questions about APSI, registration, offerings, finances, and other matters that make the engine run for everyone.