Outstanding Educator Awards Program

Regional Outstanding Educator Awards

Northwest Education Services (formerly Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District),  in collaboration with Traverse Connect and TBA Credit Union, annually seek nominations for teachers, administrators and school support staff who make outstanding contributions toward the education of students throughout the five-county Traverse Bay region. The regional Outstanding Educator Awards honor the top individuals selected from a pool of candidates who are nominated by community members, professional peers, students and parents. Nomination criteria, forms and a list of past honorees are provided below.

2024 Award Criteria & NOMINATION FORM - Deadline April 10, 2024

Past Award Recipients

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Congratulations to the 2023 Honorees (in alpha order)

Susan Broad

Northwest Education Services, Teacher Assistant

Marshall Collins

Northwest Education Services, Regional Health Coordinator & DEIB Coordinator

Holly Decker

TCAPS Traverse City High School, School Social Worker

Mary Hall

Suttons Bay Public Schools, K-12 Art Teacher

Will Jurkiewicz

GTACS, St. Francis High School English & Psychology Teacher

Sarah Olree

Northwest Education Services, Life Skills Center/Transition Campus Department Chair

Megan Olsen

TCAPS West Senior High School Library Media Parapro

Julie Puckett

TCAPS Central High School, Math Teacher

Dan Rosenburg

TCAPS West Senior High School Social Studies Teacher

Heidi Sleder

Elk Rapids Schools, Cherryland Middle School English Teacher