Nominations open for 2020-2021 Michigan Teach of the Year

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LANSING, MI (WILX) -- Do you know of any outstanding teachers in your life--if so, you can show them some appreciation by nominating them for the 2020-2021 Michigan Teacher of the Year program.

The program recognizes outstanding educational leaders across the state for their work to elevate the teaching profession, and is an opportunity for communities around the state of Michigan to nominate outstanding educators so they can share their knowledge and expertise with policymakers and other educators, according to a press release.

"Michigan is fortunate to have teachers who dedicate themselves each day to raising up their students and elevating the educator profession," said State Superintendent Dr. Michael F. Rice. "We want nominations that reflect racial and cultural diversity, and a wide range of classroom experiences, from which to select the next Michigan Teacher of the Year."

The nominee should meet following requirements:
· Holds a current Michigan teaching certificate.
· Has at least five years of successful teaching experience in Michigan.
· Works directly with students in their current role.

Teachers from all Michigan schools who meet the requirements are eligible to apply. Every teacher eligible to apply will receive an email asking them to complete Part A of the Michigan Teacher of the Year application process. Part A is due by Nov. 17, 2019.

For more information about the Michigan Teacher of the Year program, call 517-335-5236 or contact program coordinator Josh Roesner at roesnerj1@michigan.gov

To nominate a teacher, click here.

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