On March 27, Lindsay Andrade, a second-grade
teacher at Achieve Charter Academy, was named as one of the five finalists for
the 2017 Michigan Charter School Teacher of the Year by the Michigan Association
of Public School Academies (MAPSA).
is the kind of teacher that every parent hopes their child has!” said Jennifer
Conley, principal of Achieve Academy. “She brings creativity, an open mind, and
a true heart for making a difference in her classroom. She is that
educator that is always going the extra mile and holds herself to a high
standard. Lindsay is very much deserving of this award.”
With close to 1,000 teachers nominated for the
annual award this year, the competition was tough.
“These five extraordinary teachers are
among the very best educators you’ll find anywhere in the country,” said MAPSA
President Dan Quisenberry in a press release. “They bring innovation, dedication
and creativity to their classrooms every day, and the result is outstanding
student achievement. We’re thrilled to be honoring them as the finalists for the
2017 Michigan Charter School Teacher of the Year award.”
also well represented in the top 25 finalists with the following teachers making
the list: Laura Ebnit,
English teacher, Detroit Enterprise Academy; Megan
teacher, South Canton Scholars Charter Academy; Amber
Nevison, second-grade teacher; Melissa Flickinger, third-grade
teacher, Chandler Woods Charter Academy.
The award winner will be announced in May
during National Charter Schools Week.