Heather French, an english and visual arts teacher at Lake Linden – Hubbell Middle School/High School is the Region One Teacher of the Year. The district encompasses the entire Upper Peninsula and the honor is bestowed by the Michigan Department of Education. French joins nine others in vying for the statewide honor. The MDE received 275 nominations in total across all ten regions.
Superintendent Brad Codere says, ““We are very proud and happy for Ms. French to receive such an honor. She is dedicated to the students she teaches. We believe this is a reflection of the type of people we have throughout our staff here at Lake Linden-Hubbell.”
Michigan Teacher of the Year will be determined after all regional winners are interviewed by a panel of education experts. The recipient is made a non-voting member of the State Board of Education and will represent Michigan in the national competition later this year.
The full release is below.
The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) has named Heather French, an English and visual arts teacher at Lake Linden-Hubbell Middle School/High School, the Region 1 Teacher of the Year.
French along with nine other teachers from across the state are now finalists for the 2021-2022 Michigan Teacher of the Year. The Michigan Department of Education is singling out these teachers for the many roles they play in their schools. The 2021-2022 honorees were also chosen for their dedication to the teaching profession and by their commitment to their students and track record of service in the teaching profession.
“The Regional Teachers of the Year play key roles in their schools and communities, and also in our statewide effort to improve our schools,” said State Superintendent Dr. Michael F. Rice. “They offer insights about the needs of our 1.5 million school children and more than 90,000 educators. We are grateful for their leadership and dedication to the teaching profession and look forward to working with them during the next school year.”
This year, MDE received more than 275 nominations for teacher of the year from students, staff, and community members across the state.
“We are very proud and happy for Ms. French to receive such an honor. She is dedicated to the students she teaches. We believe this is a reflection of the type of people we have throughout our staff here at Lake Linden-Hubbell,” said Lake Linden-Hubbell Superintendent Brad Codere.