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Metro Parent Top Teacher Awards 2013

It's our annual tribute to five outstanding educators in metro Detroit. See how they bring Spanish, math, the library, compassion and kindergarten to life.

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Do you remember your favorite teacher? Maybe she was the one that made a math concept suddenly click. Perhaps he helped bring literature to life through creative class projects or lively discussions. Then again, she might have been the one that singled you out in a room full of students and let you know she recognized your talents and appreciated you for being, well, you!

This year, Metro Parent's Top Teachers fall into each of these categories. Letters from parents and students alike nominated teachers across southeast Michigan that are striving to make a difference in the lives of their students.

All of the submissions were a reminder that while the curriculum may change and budgets may rise and fall, in the end, it all comes down to the teachers. They are the linchpin in a child's learning. Without them, the whole educational endeavor falls apart. And when they excel, the possibilities for their students are endless.

Here are five fine educators who rose to the top and impressed us with their dedication and creativity.

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Apr 29, 2013 09:17 pm
 Posted by  jojoe1

Cory is an amazing teacher and works so hard at everything he does. It is so nice to see hard working teachers rewarded and appreciated! Keep up the hard work Cory. You make all of us out there so proud!

Apr 29, 2013 09:24 pm
 Posted by  Oak Ridge mom 13

My kids love Mrs. Mann. I was very impressed with all that they accomplished in kindergarten. They will always have a special place in their heart for kindergarten.

Aug 13, 2013 01:06 pm
 Posted by  Mom2Boys

I am pleased to see Lois Mann made it on here. My oldest son had her a number of years ago. She is one of the most dedicated, hardworking (teachers). She strives to make education fun for her students educator in Royal Oak Schools. Yeah Lois!

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