Congratulations to Nanette Hanson

Learn About this Year’s Michigan Teacher of the Year

Meemic congratulates Nanette Hanson, the 2022-23 Michigan Teacher of the Year. Nanette is a first-grade teacher at Lemmer Elementary School in Escanaba Public Schools. She will be entering her 26th year of teaching in the fall. “I loved learning and going to school,” she wrote in her MTOY application. “Being exposed to many wonderful teachers in high school really solidified my decision to pursue a career in education. The fact that those teachers forged a meaningful relationship with me and genuinely cared about me made me want to offer the same kinds of encouragement and relationships to other kids.”

Nanette 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. She is also the state’s candidate for the prestigious 2023 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 2023-24 award, the nomination cycle will begin in September 2022. 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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2022-23 Michigan Teacher of the Year Nanette Hanson