The American Legion Department of Michigan 212 North Verlinden Ave, Suite A, Lansing, MI 48915 (517) 371-4720 Phone (517) 371-2401 Fax

Each year The American Legion, Department of Michigan recognizes five exceptional teachers based on:


  • Teacher's Competence
  • Community Involvement
  • School Involvement in Patriotism/Americanism/Community Service Programs


Michigan school superintendents are asked to submit their nomination to our headquarters by February 1, 2017.


The winners will receive a $500 grant for an education project and a plaque on Friday, June 23, 2017, at the American Legion State Convention in Flint, Michigan.  You and your nominee will receive an email notification if selected by our State Education & Scholarship Committee in March.

2016 Teacher of the Year Winners

Walter Mathis - Detroit

Adam Sakel - Newport

Julie Rock - Fort Gratiot

Kelly Frank - Tawas City

Amy Trombley - Plymouth