Eileen Weiser is a local and national civic leader. In 2010, Ms. Weiser was elected to another term as a member of the Michigan Board of Education, where she led policy decisions on such issues as state compliance for No Child Left Behind before initially stepping down in 2006.
In 2007, she served on a statewide study group matching Michigan’s teacher preparation with its new secondary academic standards, and continued that work as both a member and chair (2008-10) of the State Board's Professional Standards Commission for Teachers. From 1998-2001, she was executive director of the McKinley Foundation, a nonprofit that created and managed various community projects including literacy efforts and curriculum reform.
Ms. Weiser serves as a Board member of the newly formed Michigan Science Center. She also currently serves as chair of the Reporting and Dissemination Committee of the National Assessment Governing Board, where she served from 2003-2007 as a state board of education representative before being re-appointed in 2008 as a general public representative.