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Every year, the Charter School Awards give us a platform to highlight outstanding educators* in Michigan's charter schools. We rely entirely on anonymous nominations from parents, fellow teachers, school leaders and community members to shed light on those who are going above and beyond. Thanks to the generous support from General Agency Company & EMC Insurance Companies, the top five Teacher of the Year and Admin of the Year finalists will each receive a $500 cash prize, and each will earn a platform to share their best practices throughout the year.
*Only educators who meet the criteria for each Award are eligible. Teachers who qualify for the MI Charter TOY Award must hold a valid MI Teaching Certificate in any category, and Administrators who qualify for the MI Charter AOY Award must be building-level leaders who spend the majority of their time in their building, leading their school's culture, team of educators, academic standards, etc.
Nominations are anonymous and open to all. We highly encourage parents, fellow teachers, school leaders & more to submit a nomination. Nominations for the 2021 MI Charter Awards closed on January 29, 2021.
All nominated educators will get the opportunity to submit an application to outline their unique strategy in the classroom and in their school.
The MI Charter TOY Award recipients are more than teachers. They're friends, mentors, relentless advocates and the people driving innovation for our next generation of learners.
The MI Charter AOY Award recipients define leadership. They motivate their staff, listen to the needs of parents, and ensure that their school is staying on the forefront of innovation.