The Dewitt Creativity Group is a united effort on behalf of the creatively-minded students at DHS to ensure continued innovation and expression in all forms.

Meet the Michigan Creativity Group

The Michigan Creativity Group is a newly formed statewide network of passionate educators committed the development of creativity and innovation in learning. Here is information regarding the four founding members of the MCG:

Jeff Croley:

As co-founder of the United States Creativity Group (USCG) and the DeWitt Creativity Group (DCG) (along with fellow educational leader Jason Lafay) I am interested in using creativity to change society and impact the climate of education by developing, supporting, and celebrating talent.

By utilizing assets and thinking outside-the-box I will continue to create opportunities for students, life-long learners, and visionaries who want to make a positive impact on schools, communities, the workplace, and beyond. I am excited about finding a network of passionate educators, artists, and others interested in providing students with the 21st century skills needed to compete in a global society. My interest is to create opportunities for students by networking with those determined to redefine traditional educational practices by implementing new ideas pertaining to entrepreneurial education, project based learning, self-interest exploratory programs, creative use of digital media and the arts, along with other innovative practices.

Schools must start to place a higher emphasis on producing creative leaders who are social innovators, entrepreneurs, and adaptive members of society. My goal is to work with people interested in "becoming the solution" while using creativity and innovation to implement positive changes in education.


Jason LaFay:

Mr. Jason LaFay, Teacher, DeWitt High School Co-Founder of Michigan Creativity Group
Jason LaFay is a teacher at DeWitt High School. His subject areas are Eng-lish and Sociology. He started the DeWitt Creativity Group (DCG) (www.dewittcreativitygroup.org) and Michigan Creativity Group (MCG) along with Jeff Croley, also a teacher at DeWitt High School, as a way to change the culture of high schools in America by promoting student creativi-ty and entrepreneurism. Mr. LaFay believes that it is crucial that public schools prepare students for the creative economy (information technology, alternative energy, artistic creativity, entrepreneurism, bio-sciences, medical technology, etc.), and so, they must do more than simply impart skills and knowledge—they must develop programs that channel student creativity into building economic growth that benefits the whole community! This is what the DCG and MCG are striving to create: a school culture that em-braces innovation.