Michigan Teacher of the Year

Gary Abud Jr.: A Lasting Impression

May 18, 2016

It’s been three years since Gary Abud Jr. was selected as the 2013-14 Michigan Teacher of the Year, and his work in education continues to have a ripple effect that goes well beyond the four walls of his classroom. ...

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Paul Galbenski: What My Time as MTOY Meant to Me

May 18, 2016

My time as MTOY was the best year of professional learning that I have ever experienced. Being able to visit classrooms across our great state of Michigan allowed me to learn from outstanding educators and students!

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Robert L. Stephenson Builds on MTOY Win

May 17, 2016

2009-10 Michigan Teacher of the Year Robert L. Stephenson reflects on his year as MTOY and what has happened since, including an Emmy-nominated TV series on East Lansing's WKAR. ...

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You Matter – Helping LGBT Students

April 26, 2016

As Michigan Teacher of the Year 2016, Rick Joseph travels the state to offer a classroom teacher’s perspective on a variety issues that affect everyone. The plight of students who are LGBTQ is an area of much needed improvement. ...

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Detroit Loyola - Serving, Growing, Excelling

March 24, 2016

A unique learning environment on the west side of Detroit, Loyola has grown steadily over the past 23 years due to the passionate dedication of every member of its staff to reach and teach every young man who walks through its doors each day. ...

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Excellent Education for All

February 16, 2016

One of Michigan Teacher of the Year Rick Joseph’s platform items is addressing how income inequality affects education. Here, he speaks from personal experience teaching for several years in vastly different districts. ...

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Saginawesome! A visit to Saginaw HS and Carrollton MS

January 19, 2016

When I first stepped inside Saginaw High School, I could feel a palpable sense of resiliency and community pride that runs deep in this mid-Michigan town. ...

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Read. Read. READ!

November 17, 2015

One of the most amazing and pleasurable things Michigan Teacher of the Year Rick Joseph gets to do as an educator is read aloud to students every day. Educators and parents know the central role that reading aloud plays in the literacy of both children and adults.

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The Idea Hive – Where Ideas Turn to Action

October 20, 2015

Challenging, personal, transformative conversations happen on a daily basis in the Idea Hive, a classroom space shared by Jeff Croley and Jason LaFay at Dewitt High School. MTOY Rick Joseph pays a visit. ...

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'Empathy in Action' works at home - and the classroom

September 21, 2015

As an educator, Michigan Teacher of the Year Rick Joseph is constantly aware of the importance of cultivating communities of care. As he helps his son batter cancer, he sees people who could use some extra help – something consistent with the first component of his platform as MTOY – equity. ...

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