2019-2020 Michigan Teacher of the Year Shares Passion for the Profession in Latest #proudMIeducator Video

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

October 17, 2019

LANSING – For 2019-2020 Michigan Teacher of the Year Cara Lougheed, teaching comes down to relationships. In building these relationships, she mentors and develops new teachers, and inspires students to become teachers themselves.

A veteran English and history teacher at Rochester Community Schools’ Stoney Creek High School, Lougheed shares her passion for helping students and sharing the joy of teaching with both new and pre-service teachers. She has 21 years of classroom experience and has worked at Stoney Creek High School since it opened in fall 2001.

“Great teachers like Ms. Lougheed demonstrate the profound impact teachers have on the lives of their students and fellow educators,” said State Superintendent Dr. Michael F. Rice. “Teachers have an irreplaceable role in our future success as a state and nation. We all should be grateful for their dedication to our children.”

As part of its ongoing commitment to highlighting the contributions of educators across the state, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is proud to feature Lougheed in the latest video in the #proudMIeducator series.

The #proudMIeducator initiative is part of a greater effort by MDE 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 MDE and the Office of Educator Excellence on social media:

  • Facebook: @MIEducator and @MichDeptEd
  • Twitter: @MIEducator and @MIEducation
  • 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 Cara Lougheed and the 2019-2020 Regional Teachers of the Year, visit the program website.