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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
Coming from an immigrant family of 15 kids, two siblings have made successful careers as proud Michigan educators and share their inspiring story in the latest #proudMIeducator video. Ana Aleman-Putman, former principal at Grandville East Elementary School, and Alfredo Aleman, an elementary teacher for Kalamazoo Public Schools, use their experiences growing up to help motivate and educate children to reach for success themselves.
Proud Michigan Educator Videos
- #proudMIeducator: Future Proud MI Educator EXPLORE
- #proudMIeducator: Alfredo Aleman, Arcadia Elementary, Kalamazoo Public Schools
- #proudMIeducator: 2022-23 Michigan Teacher of the Year Nanette Hanson, Escanaba Area Schools
- #proudMIeducator: Ana Aleman-Putman, Grandville Public School District
- #proudMIeducator: Steven Loonsfoot of Shepherd Elementary/Middle School
- #proudMIeducator: Guadalupe Serrato of Summit Academy North Elementary
- #proudMIeducator: Maryna Hedeen of Woodhaven-Brownstone Schools
- #proudMIeducator: Tony Spencer of Kalamazoo Public Schools
- #proudMIeducator: 2021-22 Michigan Teacher of the Year Leah Porter of Holt Public Schools
- #proudMIeducator: Janine Scott, Detroit Public Schools Community District, 2020-21 Region 10 Teacher of the Year
- #proudMIeducator: Future Proud Michigan Educators
- #proudMIeducator: The Power of the Profession - State Superintendent Dr. Michael F. Rice
- #proudMIeducator: Proud Black Male Educators
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.
In the Media
- #proudMIeducator Press Releases
- 9&10 News: Indigenous Teacher Steven Loonsfoot Gains Statewide Attention Through Proud Educator Series
- MLive: After a 20-year detour driving a school bus, Kalamazoo veteran shines as a teacher
- UpNorthLive.com: TC West High Choir teacher recognized for creating positive learning community
- Traverse City Public Schools Choir Teacher Focus of Latest #proudMIeducator Video
- The Meemic Foundation is Spotlighted in Latest #proudMIeducator video
- Michigan Teacher Leadership Advisory Council (MTLAC) Highlighted in Newest Video
- Military Veteran Finds Second Calling in the Classroom as Elementary Teacher
- MDE, MSU Collaboration Aims to Celebrate MI Teachers, Build Capacity
- MDE Continues #proudMIeducator Video Campaign Featuring Lansing Teacher
- School News Network: U.S. Marine turned teacher honored as Proud Michigan Educator
- MDE marks Veterans Day by highlighting a military veteran-turned-educator
- MDE Launches 2018-2019 #proudMIeducator Campaign Featuring Video with MTOY Laura Chang
- School News Network: Knowing Students Comes First - Luke Wilcox, 2017-2018 Michigan Teacher of the Year
- MDE Launches Campaign to Recognize and Celebrate Michigan Educators
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 MDE-PME@Michigan.gov 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 MDE-PME@Michigan.gov.
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