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May is Teacher Appreciation Month
(with May 3-7, 2021 specifically designated as National Teacher Appreciation Week)

Recognizing Michigan's hardworking and dedicated educators - including celebrating the work of classroom teachers during the month of May - is important an piece of the Michigan Department of Education's (MDE) strategic initiative. In appreciation of all Michigan Teachers, each May, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) has a few opportunities for all to show their gratitude to those teachers who have positively impacted students' lives.

Submit A Public Shout-Out

MDE invites students and community members to help highlight our state's incredible teachers and show their gratitude to those teachers who have positively impacted them through a public shout-out - a digital submission to recognize and thank a specific teacher for his/her impact. Submissions will be posted on MDE's Office of Educator Excellence (@MIeducator) FacebookTwitter, and Instagram pages throughout the month of May using #MIteachAppreesh and can be submitted using the online form or by emailing MTOY@Michigan.gov with "Teacher Shoutout" in the subject line.


Get social with your Teacher Appreciation Month celebration!

  • Like and share the shout-out posts from our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages.
  • Use #MIteachAppreesh while posting to your own social media acknowledging the outstanding teachers in your school, district and/or ISD.
  • Tag @MIeducator in your posts so we can like/share them!

MI Talent Pool

Michigan Talent Pool The Michigan Talent Pool identifies dynamic, up-and-coming, certified Michigan educators in the first 5-15 years of their career who may not typically seek out recognition and/or opportunities. Nominees must exhibit a strong potential for leadership, exceptional professional achievement and an engaging and inspiring presence that motivates others. Find out more about the program on the Talent Pool webpage.


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