Ethics and relationships are at the center of who we are.

Core Values

We are built on three basic principles:


We build purposeful relationships and true partnerships with everyone we work with.


We offer world-class experiences and products. You can depend on us.


We assist and support your individual needs and goals by customizing our programs.


Great Lakes Education Services leadership has over 18 years of experience working with students, educators and business people from all over the world. Our goal is to build partnerships and trust to help develop purposeful relationships and strong education.

Doug Doty


Doug served as a school administrator for over sixteen years in both the US and Canada. Earning his Bachelor’s Degree from Calvin College and his Master’s in Educational Leadership from Covenant College, Doug has a strong desire to make a difference through helping others.

An advocate for education, Doug travels regularly to South America and Asia working on service projects and educational partnerships. The Doty family as a whole is passionate about global education and children. He and his family have also hosted exchange students from Vietnam, Brazil, and China in an effort to bring different cultures into their childrens’ lives and the local community.

Doug has been married to his wife Sonya for 27 years and they have three children together. They enjoy living in beautiful Grand Haven where they are active in their church and community.

Doug on LinkedIn
Phone: (616) 970-2644
WeChat ID: douglasdotyii

Where We’re Located

The Great Lakes region has long been a center of innovation and prosperity in America.

We are famous for great cities from Chicago to Detroit. The Great Lakes region is also home to the world’s top car manufacturers and top universities such as the University of Chicago and the University of Michigan. Likewise, at Great Lakes Education, we are dedicated to great education and global outreach.