Congratulations to Leah Porter

Learn About this Year’s Michigan Teacher of the Year

Meemic congratulates Leah Porter, the 2021-22 Michigan Teacher of the Year. Leah is a kindergarten teacher at Wilcox Elementary in Holt. She will be entering her 16th year of teaching in the fall. “In my greatest dreams, I see an educational system that allows each child the freedom to be themselves, to have security and trust in their learning spaces, and to be celebrated for all that they are,” she wrote in her MTOY application.

Leah will serve as an advocate for, and representative of, the more than 86,000 public school teachers statewide and engage in discussions on how best to continue to improve Michigan's education system as a non-voting member of the State Board of Education and a member of the Governor’s Educator Advisory Council. Porter is also the state’s candidate for the prestigious 2022 National Teacher of the Year honor.

Meet the 10 Michigan Regional Teachers of the Year.

Nominate a Teacher

Excellence in teaching deserves to be recognized. Know of a great candidate for the Michigan Teacher of the Year or want to become one yourself? For the 2022-23 award, the nomination cycle will begin in September 2021. Find the online nomination form and other information at the Michigan Department of Education. Meemic has sponsored the Michigan Teacher of the Year award since 2007.


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2021-22 Michigan Teacher of the Year Leah Porter