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MTOY Nominations


The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) seeks to recognize outstanding teachers across our great state. Nominating a teacher is simple and quick! Follow this link to nominate a teacher for the 2024-25 Michigan Teacher of the Year


 Nominate a Teacher for Michigan Teacher of the Year


Nominating an outstanding Michigan educator is easy. 

The following information is needed: 

  1. Teacher nominee name
  2. District and School
  3. Grade Level (Subject is optional)
  4. Your contact information (Not shared with nominee and only used if additional information is needed)
  5. 250-character nomination narrative (approximately one paragraph) describing why this teacher is being nominated

Eligibility Requirements

  • Nominee has a valid Michigan teaching certificate
  • Nominee has completed at least five successful years of teaching experience in Michigan
  • Nominee works directly with students in their current role
  • Nominee has not been a Regional Teacher of the Year in the last 3 years

Important Dates

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