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Michigan Teacher of the Year

2020 Michigan Teacher of the Year -  Cara Lougheed

On May 8, 2019, MDE named Cara Lougheed 2020 Michigan Teacher of the Year.

  

Cara has been part of the Rochester Community Schools since 1998, and was a founding member of the Stoney Creek High School when it opened in 2001. With a bachelor's in Secondary Education from Western Michigan University and a master's in Teaching & Learning from Nova Southeastern University, Cara has taught varying levels of English, and U.S. and World History to her students.


Cara is the student intern and mentor liaison to Oakland University, and works collaboratively with the Michigan Program Network (MiPN) and TeachingWorks to improve teacher education.


Learn more about Cara's announcement on our Blog!

MTOYS

Cara Lougheed (2020)

Rochester Community Schools


Laura Chang (2019)

Vicksburg Community Schools


Luke Wilcox (2018)

East Kentwood Public Schools


Tracy Horodyski (2017)

Kenowa Hills Public Schools


Rick Joseph (2016)

Birmingham Public Schools


Melody Arabo (2015)

Walled Lake Public Schools


Gary G. Abud, Jr. (2014)

Grosse Pointe Public School System


Bobbi Jo Kenyon (2013)

Grand Rapids Public Schools


Paul Galbenski (2012)

Oakland Schools


Matinga Ragatz (2011)

Grand Ledge Public Schools


Robert Stephenson (2010)

Okemos Public Schools


Jennifer Haberling (2009)

Hudsonville Public Schools


June Teisan (2008)

Harper Woods Public Schools


Kimberly Kyff (2007)

Detroit Public Schools


Daniel J. Schab (2006)

Williamston Community Schools


Heidi L. Capraro (2005)

Northville Public Schools


William R, Cecil (2004)

Waverly Community Schools


Susan L. Gutierrez (2003)

Forest Hills Public Schools


James F. Linsell (2002)

Traverse City Public Schools


Joan E. Garretson (2001)

Walled Lake School District


Margaret Holtschlag (2000)

Haslett Public Schools


Timothy Graham (1999)

Wyandotte Public Schools


Katherine Grzesiak (1998)

Midland Public Schools


Sue Szcepanski (1997)

Marquette Public Schools


Sharon L Green (1996, 1995)

Marquette Public Schools


Robert Lawrence Van Camp (1994)

Utica Public Schools


Nancy Flanagan (1993)

Harland Consolidated Schools


Thomas A. Fleming (1992)

Washtenaw Intermediate School District


Katherine Afendoulis (1991)

Forest Hills Public Schools


Cynthia Ann Broad (1990)

L'Anse Creuse Public Schools


Andrea Rochelle Willis (1989)

Warren Consolidated Schools


Edward Manning (1988)

Lincoln Consolidated Schools


Nancy Corbin Bray (1987)

Jenison Public Schools


Jaqueline Caffey (1986)

Detroit Public Schools


Judyth Dobbert (1985)

Albion Public Schools


Marvelle J. Vannest (1984)

Kalkaska Public Schools


Hugh P. Spagnolo (1983)

Lansing Public Schools


Melvin Anthony Miller (1982)

L'Anse Creuse Public Schools


Joan Hammersmith (1981)

Forest Hills Public Schools


John Ryer (1973)

Battle Creek Public Schools


Mary Ellen Stier (1970)

New Haven Community Schools


Ryll Clark (1968)


Arlene E. Phillips (1967)

Dearborn City School District


Myrtie Bowerman (1966)

Mt. Pleasant Public Schools


Ralph N. Deal (1964)

Grosse Pointe Public Schools


Isabelle Mattson (1961)

Union City Public School


Mary Fordice Noecker (1957)

Kalamazoo Public Schools


Rosalind Zapf (1952)

Detroit Public Schools