MI Charter Awards

Join MAPSA as we recognize Michigan's top charter school teachers and administrators.

MI Charter Awards

Join MAPSA as we recognize Michigan's top charter school teachers and administrators.

MI Charter Awards

Join MAPSA as we recognize Michigan's top charter school teachers and administrators.

MI Charter Awards

Join MAPSA as we recognize Michigan's top charter school teachers and administrators.

MI Charter Awards

Join MAPSA as we recognize Michigan's top charter school teachers and administrators.

About the MI Charter Awards

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.

Open nominations

Nominations for the 2019 Charter School Awards will be open from Dec. 7, 2018 - Feb. 1, 2019. Anyone can submit an anonymous nomination during this period. 

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Application period

All nominated educators will get the opportunity to submit an application to outline their unique strategy in the classroom and in their school. The application period will be open between Feb. 6, 2019 and Feb. 25, 2019. 

Announcing finalists

A comprehensive panel will evaluate each application, and will first announce the top 10 semifinalists for both Admin and Teacher candidates on March 11, 2019. The top five finalists in each category will be announced on April 2, 2019, and winners will be revealed on May 6, 2019. 

2018 Michigan Charter School Awards Winners

 

Kristina Price 

2018 Charter School Teacher of the Year 

Kristina is a third-grade teacher at Trillium Academy. She uses song & dance to creatively engage her students and foster high performance. 

 

Pat Cwayna 

2018 Charter School Administrator of the Year 

Pat is an administrator at West Michigan Aviation Academy. His dedication to growing the school since it's opening has yielded extraordinary academic performance & technology. 

Jennifer Villwock

2018 Teacher of the Year finalist

Jennifer is a third-grade teacher at Woodland Park Academy. Her positive energy encourages her student and helps drive positive academic outcomes.

Dave Sarkipato

2018 Teacher of the Year Finalist

Dave is a math teacher at Wellspring Preparatory High School. His ability to build relationships with students creates an high-performing classroom.

Kayla Campbell

2018 Teacher of the Year Finalist

Kayla is third-grade teacher at Creative Technologies Academy. Her passion and creativity is felt by both her students and her fellow educators. 

Joe Griffith

2018 Teacher of the Year Finalist

Joe is a middle-school social studies teacher at Honey Creek Community School. He uses experiential projects to cultivate a holistic learning environment.

Jim Levering

2018 Administrator of the Year Finalist

Jim is an administrator at Black River Montessori Elementary. He has a background as a montessori teacher and a knack for connecting with individual students. 

Aquan Grant

2018 Administrator of the Year Finalist

Aquan is an administrator at Arbor Preparatory High School. She is known for her ability to transform schools to realize their highest potential. 

Shawn Robson

2018 Administrator of the Year Finalist

Shawn is an administrator at Global Heights Academy. He leads with empathy and passion, ensuring his school is a safe space for all students. 

Bill Kraly

2018 Administrator of the Year Finalist

Bill is an administrator at Chatfield School. He goes above and beyond to make every student and family feel welcome and valued. 

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