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Michigan Teacher of the Year (MTOY)

Award to a Michigan Teacher to Recognize
Outstanding Contributions to Education

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Michigan Department of Education (MDE)

Deadline Date:

10/24/21 11:59 PM

Description:

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Award of $1,000 to a Michigan teacher to recognize outstanding contributions to education. The selected candidate will have access to professional development programs and will become a candidate for a national teaching award. This award program provides an opportunity for the exemplary teacher to share their experience and expertise.

Since 1952, one of Michigan’s outstanding teachers has been named the state’s Teacher of the Year (MTOY). The MTOY serves as a representative and advocate for Michigan’s more than 90,000 teachers, working with 9 fellow Regional Teachers of the Year (RTOYs) as the Michigan Teacher Leadership Advisory Council (MTLAC) to share feedback and input on educational policies and initiatives with MDE and propose ways to enhance student learning. Each RTOY brings recognition to the district he or she represents and has expanded opportunities for professional development at the state level and additional opportunities to share their experience and expertise.

Each month, the MTOY attends State Board of Education meetings as a non-voting member of the board and presents on issues of importance to teachers across the state with one of the RTOYs. In addition to meeting with state legislative and educational leadership, the MTOY can meet national leaders and work with their fellow state teachers of the year from other U.S. states and territories through programming arranged by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), the organization which coordinates the National Teacher of the Year program. Each year’s MTOY is Michigan’s applicant for National Teacher of the Year. To date, one MTOY has been honored as NTOY, Thomas Fleming in 1992, and several other MTOYs have been named NTOY finalists, most recently Robert Stevenson in 2010.

As part of the CCSSO’s programming for state teachers of the year, the MTOY attends four national conferences, including Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama. The MTOY also has an opportunity to attend the Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership program at Walden University via a scholarship extended to the MTOY.

Benefits of being named MTOY include:

  • Being a spokesperson for Michigan’s 100,000+ teachers and bringing recognition to your district.
  • Attending all State Board of Education meetings as a non-voting member of the board.
  • Receiving additional teacher-leadership training at national conferences and network with other state TOYs.
  • Attending Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama with other state TOYs.
  • Working with the Meemic Foundation to create and host professional development opportunities for your fellow teachers.
  • Possibility of receiving invitations to be a part of state-level workgroups and committees.
  • Being Michigan’s applicant for National Teacher of the Year (NTOY).
  • Meeting the President of the United States, members of Congress, the Governor of Michigan, and state lawmakers.
  • Free three-year subscription to SMART Technologies Learning Suite software.
  • Walden University offers full-tuition scholarships to State Teachers of the Year enrolling in the Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership programs within 15 months of being named their state’s TOY.
  • As MTOY, Meemic supplies a check to your school for classroom expenses and provides financial support for your travel to events as MTOY.

Benefits of being named your region’s TOY include:

  • Serving as a spokesperson and advocate for the educators and students within your region.
  • Membership in the Michigan Teacher Leadership Advisory Council (MTLAC), which has opportunities to provide direct feedback to the MDE on initiatives and proposals.
  • Funds to offset cost of travel to meetings and providing professional learning opportunities within your region.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 150051

Number of Grants:

1

Estimated Size of Grant:

As MTOY, Meemic supplies a $1,000 check to your school for classroom expenses and provides financial support for your travel to events as MTOY.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility requirements:
- Be a certified teacher in good standing with your school and district,
- Have at least five completed years of teaching in Michigan,
- Work in a role where you are directly involved in the education of students, and
- Have not been recognized as a Regional Teacher of the Year (RTOY) in the two application cycles
preceding the current cycle, nor previously been recognized as the MTOY.

Pre-Application Information:

Nominations will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, October 24, 2021.

Program Timeline:
- Monday, September 13, 2021: Michigan Teacher of the Year (MTOY) nomination window officially opens
- Sunday, October 24, 2021: The deadline to submit nominations is 11:59 p.m.
- Monday, November 1, 2021: All eligible nominated teachers receive an email containing instructions on how to complete Part A of the MTOY application.
- Monday, December 20, 2021: The deadline for nominees to submit their Part A application is 5:00 PM
- Friday, January 28, 2022: Part A applicants receive email update on their application status.
- Friday, January 28, 2022: Part B application distributed to advancing applicants.
- Monday, February 28, 2022: The deadline for advancing applicants to submit their Part B application is 5:00 PM
- Wednesday, March 30, 2022: Part B applicants receive email update on their application status.
- Wednesday, March 30, 2022: Regional Teachers of the Year (RTOYs) announced.
- Week of April 18, 2022: The 10 RTOYs are interviewed by the state selection panel.
- May 2022: 2022-2023 Michigan Teacher of the Year announced
- August 2022: MTOY and RTOYs are invited to the Michigan State Board of Education meeting where they are introduced to board members and receive recognition. MTOY and RTOY responsibilities officially begin with the start of the 2022-23 school year.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online nomination form: https://mde.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eahI8P2YwIsSUjc

Please contact MTOY Coordinator Josh Roesner at RoesnerJ1@Michigan.gov with any questions.

For more information, please contact:
Jennifer Robel
Office of Educator Excellence
P.O. Box 30008
Lansing, MI 48909

robelj@michigan.gov

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