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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 Ms. Vanessa Robert, a Canton Charter Academy teacher who uses puppets to engage her students and connects with children who speak a language other than English in their homes. Robert is the 2023-24 Region 9 Teacher of the Year. In the video, she shares her journey on how to adapt her strategies in the classroom to ensure her students' academic, social, and emotional needs are met. 

Proud Michigan Educator Videos

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

Future Proud Michigan Educators

View Future Proud Michigan Educator videos on the Future Proud Michigan Educator 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 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

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