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#proudMIeducator is a Michigan Department of Education initiative that aims to acknowledge, elevate, and celebrate the work of great educators in the State of Michigan.

Latest #proudMIeducator Video Video

Latest #proudMIeducator Video

The latest #proudMIeducator video features Ana Aleman-Putman, former principal at Grandville East Elementary School who is now the Student Academic Excellence and Well Being Coordinator for the Grandville Public School District.

Ms. Aleman-Putman grew up in a low-income family—the 12th of 15 children—and her parents instilled a love for education from a young age. She says the only option for her and her siblings to escape poverty was to graduate from high school despite their family circumstances. Together, their family persevered and worked together to establish their lives in the community in which they were raised.

For more information, view the press release: Grandville Educator Highlighted in Newest #proudMIeducator Video

Proud Michigan Educator Videos

For the complete list of videos, please view the #proudMIeducator Youtube Playlist

For more information on how you can become a proud Michigan educator, visit our Future Proud Michigan Educator page

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Let's Celebrate Proud Michigan Educators!

This campaign is a joint venture with any supporters who want to celebrate Michigan educators. Are you a supporter of Proud Michigan Educators? Email Josh Roesner at to learn more about how you can get involved!

Know a Proud Michigan Educator who would be a great choice for a future #proudMIeducator video? We want to know! Simply complete this proposal form and email it to Josh Roesner at

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