Homegrown Educator Finds Success as Region 4 Teacher of the Year in Latest #proudMIeducator Video

Contact: Martin Ackley, Director of Public and Governmental Affairs 517-241-4395
Agency: Education

September 24, 2019

LANSING – Fulton Schools is growing its own legacy of excellent educators.

The latest video in the Proud Michigan Educator series highlights Fulton Schools science teacher Jeremy Winsor, the 2019-2010 Region 4 Teacher of the Year.

As a graduate of Fulton Schools, Winsor benefitted from the dedication of his teachers when he was a student, which led him to become a Proud Michigan Educator himself.

A science teacher at Fulton Junior/Senior High, Winsor is working side by side with those educators who inspired him, and is now inspiring them – including his teacher-turned-colleague, Jim Goodspeed, last year’s Region 4 Teacher of the Year.

“It really speaks to the caliber of a school’s educators when a graduate wants to join his or her teachers in a profession that has such a profound impact on children,” said State Superintendent Dr. Michael F. Rice. “Students see and hear the story and can be inspired to become the next generation of homegrown Proud Michigan Educators.”

The #proudMIeducator initiative is part of a greater effort by the Michigan Department of Education to recognize and celebrate the state’s education workforce. Anyone can participate in the social media-driven campaign designed to shine a spotlight on those making a difference for students in schools and districts across the state – simply tag posts using the #proudMIeducator hashtag. To stay connected, be sure to like/follow both the MDE and the Office of Educator Excellence on social media:

  • Facebook: @MichDeptEd and @MIEducator
  • Twitter: @MIEducation and @MIEducator
  • Instagram: @MIEducator
  • YouTube: @michdepted

For more information about the #proudMIeducator campaign, including previous videos in the series, visit michigan.gov/proudMIeducator or e-mail Josh Roesner at roesnerj1@michigan.gov.

For more information about Jeremy Winsor, and the other 2019-2020 Regional Teachers of the Year, visit the program website: https://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-5683_13651_81246-493492--,00.html.