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Fraser Educator Highlighted in Newest proudMIeducator Video

LANSING – A proud Michigan educator has developed a career and technical education program that has high expectations of her students where they grow and learn skills steered directly toward career opportunities and success. Her program inspires students and excites employers.

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is pleased to announce the release of the latest #proudMIeducator video, featuring Stacie Yokhana, a career and technical education (CTE) educator at Fraser High School, in Fraser Public Schools.

“We celebrate proud Michigan educators and their programs and commitment to give students knowledge and skills to succeed,” said State Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice. “The #proudMIeducator campaign is one way we honor the hard work of passionate educators such as Ms. Yokhana, and we hope that others will consider a career in education after hearing her story.”

Yokhana is also a 2021 Milken Educator Award winner. The Milken Educator Award targets early-to-mid career education professionals for their already impressive achievements and, more significantly, for the promise of what they will accomplish in the future.

Increasing the number of certified teachers, especially in areas of shortage, is Goal 7 of the eight goals of Michigan’s Strategic Education Plan.  

Since 2016, the #proudMIeducator series has featured educators and supporters of Michigan educators who share their passion for education.

If you know a proud Michigan educator who should be considered for a future video feature, please email

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