Alberta Muirhead Teacher of the Year Awards

2015 Group Photo

As in past years, the Chamber will honor the best PK-2, 3-5, middle and high school teachers with a $1,000 prize presented at an afternoon reception on Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 4:15pm-6:00 pm at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center. Over 500 Dearborn students, parents, faculty and community leaders will attend this event.

Students, click here to nominate your favorite teacher!


Congratulations 2015 Teacher of the Year Award Recipients!

Seena Ankouni



Seena Ankouni – Lowrey Elementary School

Samia Fawaz



Samia Fawaz – Lowrey Elementary School

Sharifah Ahmed



Sharifah Ahmed – Salina Intermediate School

Amanda Lichocki



Amanda Lichocki – Fordson High School

About the Award

The Teacher of the Year Award began in 1997, under the leadership of one of our chamber members, Alberta Muirhead. Discussion surrounded how essential it was to attract, retain and encourage excellent teachers and Ms. Muirhead suggested that the chamber recognize outstanding teachers in our community. Ms. Muirhead’s vision and support, as well as the strong positive response from the education committee and the board of directors, led to the establishment of the Teacher of the Year Award. Nomination forms are available each March and the award ceremony is held each May.