Recent Stories

We Definitely Maybe Live in a World of Oxymorons

November 12, 2019

If "fall snow" an oxymoron? Maybe, but the phrase "Meemic Foundation grant opportunities" is definitely not! ...

Topic: Notes from the Director, Grants

Meet Me at the Mat: Yoga, Meditation and Self-Care

October 22, 2019

Teachers understand the importance of self-care. But we’re also the first people to run ourselves into the ground. And students can benefit, too, even bullies. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

Thank you for the Foundation Club's Success!

October 22, 2019

75,000 Meemic Foundation Club members. Wow! Who knew we’d grow so quickly in just a few short years?

Topic: Notes from the Director

You May Not Know It, but You Have an Impressive Résumé

October 14, 2019

Michigan Teacher of the Year Cara Lougheed says when you look at everything they do, teachers have stronger résumés than they give themselves credit for. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

Like the Song Says, We CAN Decide What to Be

September 24, 2019

A line from an Avett Brothers song still resonates with Michigan Regional Teacher of the Year Rachal Gustafson, and informs her life and classroom. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

When ‘King of the World’ Still Has a Long To-Do List

September 18, 2019

A summer full of good intentions is leaving Meemic Foundation Director Pam Harlin with a fall full of lists. And we've got just the place to keep them. ...

Topic: Notes from the Director

Teachers Share ‘Biggest Joys’ (and Frustrations) of New Year

September 17, 2019

Michigan Teacher of the Year Cara Lougheed explores what “back to school” means for the people who work with kids every day. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

Happy New School Year to All You Dedicated Educators!

August 20, 2019

Here are some personal messages for teachers in different parts of their journey, from the newbie to the veteran. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

Meet Michigan Teacher of the Year Cara Lougheed

August 13, 2019

Cara Lougheed has been teaching high school English and history for 21 years in the Rochester Community School District. We talked with Cara about her teaching experience. ...

Topic: Michigan Teacher of the Year

Despite the Bumps, Travel Can Be a True Joy

July 10, 2019

The process of getting from point A to point B has become increasingly challenging, but there are many pluses to summer travel. ...

Topic: Notes from the Director