Cedar Springs High School teacher Dave Stuart, who was selected in June as one of five finalists for Michigan Teacher of the Year, was recognized recently by the MEEMIC Foundation for his accomplishment.
A school assembly was held on October 31, where Carol denOtter-Todd presented him with a plaque, and a check for $500.
Created by Meemic Insurance Company and founded as a nonprofit organization, the Meemic Foundation is dedicated to advancing the future of education by offering financial assistance to public, private, parochial and charter schools, and colleges and universities.
Stuart finished as one of the top five out of 487 applicants for Michigan Teacher of the Year. “It’s a huge honor,” Stuart told the Post last summer, after learning of his award. Stuart teaches history and English to incoming freshmen at Cedar Springs High School. He also writes, and travels the professional development circuit speaking with school districts across the country about the common core in English and his practical approach to it.