It should serve as comfort to beginning teachers everywhere that newly minted Michigan Teacher of the Year Tracy Horodyski of Kenowa Hills Public Schools barely survived her first year in the profession.
In just one week, parents in Rochester succeeded in organizing and advertising a demonstration that drew 650 participants to march and wave signs at the school district’s 20 buildings on Monday – all in support of students in Detroit.
After a 28-year career in the classroom, former Harper Woods Middle School science teacher June Teisan has only grown in her influence since retiring nearly two years ago.
Equal parts rally, carnival, party, and reunion, a Saturday event in Lansing to celebrate and empower educators will feature food vendors, activities for kids, high-profile speakers – and plenty of positive energy.
It’s like the old song by Sting and The Police, “Message in a Bottle,” where the person stranded on a deserted island tosses an SOS in a bottle on the current – only to receive his reply a year later when hundreds of SOS messages wash up on his shore in return.