April 13, 2018
KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Part-time instructor, Laura Chang, from the Literacy Studies department in the College of Education and Human Development at Western Michigan University, was selected as one of ten Michigan educators named as 2018-19 Regional Teachers of the Year. Chang, an elementary teacher at Sunset Lake Elementary in the Vicksburg Community Schools, will comprise the 2018-19 Michigan Teacher Leadership Advisory Council, a group of teachers dedicated to sharing a teacher’s voice in education discussions throughout the state. She was selected following a multi-level process that began with more than 430 different teachers being nominated by students, staff, and community members. On April 18-19, they will interview with a panel of statewide education stakeholders to determine the 2018-19 statewide Michigan Teacher of the Year (MTOY).