Dr. Michael Favor
Purposeful.  Personalized.  Partners.

 Dr. Favor & Chris Devine       Dr. Favor & Dr. Schaller       Dr. Favor & Linda Berg

Greetings, ISD 917 community!  My name is Dr. Michael Favor, and I am proud to be entering my second year as the Superintendent of Intermediate School District 917.  I am excited about the 2022-2023 school year, and I look forward to partnering with you to serve our students, families, and community.  

At ISD 917, we belong to each other.  We demonstrate this through the continuous improvement of our systems, structures, policies, and practices to strengthen our relationships and connections and lead to transformative change.  We illustrate it by centering our students’ humanity in our decision-making and engaging our own and each other’s humanity in the work we do individually and collectively. 


Thanks to the collaborative efforts of our staff, students, families, administrators, and School Board, we have an incredible district-wide Strategic Plan to center our work this school year.  Each of us plays an important role in realizing our district vision - modeling an innovative culture with diverse pathways serving students and families through equitable practices with highly trained staff. 


When you enter any of the 25 sites or 11 programs of ISD 917, you will see how the ISD 917 Core Values are the drivers of our words and actions.  You will see how committed our staff and School Board are to being purposeful, personalized partners for our students, families, and member districts, and you will see how our students thrive in learning environments designed to be student-ready.


Thank you for being a part of the ISD 917 community.  At ISD 917, we belong to each other.


ISD 917 Core Values


Working together to achieve more collectively.  


Considering and respecting the perspective 

and needs of member districts, students, 

families and staff.


Ongoing improvement of programs and services. 


Managing financial and human resources 

carefully and responsibly.   


Multi-dimensional, transparent conversation 

focused on sharing information and creating 

a positive learning and working environment.   


Aligning our actions with our values and beliefs.   


Building on the strengths and addressing the 

unique needs of individual students.   


Intentionally providing opportunities while 

removing barriers at all levels of the organization.   


Appreciating and valuing everyone’s unique selves.


Dr. Michael Favor
Superintendent of ISD 917

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