Congratulations to Candice Jackson

Learn About this Year’s Michigan Teacher of the Year

Meemic congratulates Candice Jackson, the 2023-24 Michigan Teacher of the Year. Candice is a third-grade teacher at Mann Learning Community and will be entering her 22nd year of teaching in the fall.

“Ms. Jackson is this year’s Michigan Teacher of the Year, and we are so grateful for her decades of service to children and families in Detroit,” said Governor Gretchen Whitmer. “We are thrilled to honor Candice and highlight her efforts in the classroom to help students achieve their potential and her peer leadership work to empower fellow educators as well. Thank you, Candice, for helping your students find their voices, building strong relationships, and uplifting your community."

Candice 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 2024 National Teacher of the Year honor. She is also part of the 2023-24 Michigan Teacher Leadership Advisory Committee (MTLAC), comprising this year’s Regional Teacher of the Year cohort

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 2024-25 award, the nomination cycle will begin in September 2023. 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.

2023-24 Michigan Teacher of the Year Candice Jackson