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 Wednesday, May 11, 2016 from 4-6:00 pm at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center. Over 500 Dearborn students, parents, faculty and community leaders will attend this event.
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Congratulations 2015 Teacher of the Year Award Recipients!
Seena Ankouni – Lowrey Elementary School
Samia Fawaz – Lowrey Elementary School
Sharifah Ahmed – Salina Intermediate School
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.