Teacher Awards

We’ve been committed to supporting the teachers in our local communities since we first opened our doors in 1934. We know our educators put in long hours to help make our future brighter, oftentimes with limited resources. We want to help! Enter to win an Amazon digital gift card or check to improve your classroom.

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2023 Teacher Award Form

The 2023 Teacher Awards submission deadline has passed. Look for winners to be announced soon!

2022 Winners

With each year that passes, the Annual Teacher Awards continue to grow, and 2022 was no exception with the addition of two new communities in the Grand Rapids Region (Allendale and Jenison). As a result, Honor increased its total number of teachers awarded from 70 winners to 86 winners and brought in nearly 1,000 entries from educators across its 28-member center communities. See all of the winners below.

86 Teacher Award Winners

The following 86 educators have been blindly selected to each receive a $200 Amazon digital gift card as the winners of the 13th Annual Teacher Awards:

Battle Creek / Coldwater Area

  • Battle Creek Public Schools – Rhonda Turner
  • Battle Creek Public Schools – Tammy Westbrook
  • Calhoun ISD – Andrea Nuelken
  • Coldwater Community Schools – Joseph Closson
  • Lakeview Battle Creek – Alexa Robinson
  • Lakeview Battle Creek – Jessica Day
  • Marshall High School – Megan Walters
  • Pansophia Academy – Cierra Becker
  • Reading Community Schools – Stacey Kies
  • St. Charles Borromeo – Brenda Mescher
  • St. Joseph Catholic, Battle Creek – John Wendland
  • St. Philip Catholic Central High School – Michelle Fuller

Buchanan / Niles / Berrien Springs / Eau Claire Area

  • Berrien Springs Public Schools – Carrie VanDenburgh
  • Berrien Springs Public Schools – Sarah Jackemeyer
  • Berrien Springs Public Schools – Shelly Archer
  • Brandywine Community Schools – David Staggs
  • Brandywine Community Schools – Jenni Button
  • Buchanan Community Schools – Alexander Ehlert
  • Buchanan Community Schools – Kelly Smith
  • Eau Claire Public Schools – Kristen Roe
  • Niles Community Schools – Emily Grontkowski
  • River Valley School District – Jeri Essig

St. Joseph / Benton Harbor Area

  • Benton Harbor Area Schools – Melody Cardenas
  • Berrien RESA – Jenna Hawkins
  • Lake Michigan College – JT Neuffer
  • St. Joseph Public Schools – Marilyn Jones
  • Trinity Lutheran School – Deborah Boughner

Baroda / Stevensville Area

  • Bridgman High Schools – Andrea Countess
  • Bridgman Public Schools – Jackie Harding
  • Bridgman Public Schools – Kelly Hahaj
  • Bridgman, Immanuel Lutheran Preschool – Angela Cullison
  • Lakeshore Public Schools – Jennifer Engleman
  • Lakeshore Public Schools – Nancy Anderson
  • Lakeshore Public Schools – Suzie Onken

Decatur / Dowagiac / Paw Paw Area

  • Cassopolis Public Schools – Amanda Solloway
  • Cassopolis Public Schools – Serena Sawyer
  • Decatur Public Schools – Jennifer Adduci
  • Dowagiac Schools – Denise Stockwell
  • Edwardsburg Public Schools – Kaylan Wiemuth
  • Patrick Hamilton Elementary School – Elizabeth Layman
  • Paw Paw Public Schools – Amy Oetjens
  • Paw Paw Public Schools – Heather Vandermolen
  • Paw Paw Public Schools – Maria Reo

Coloma / Hartford / South Haven Area

  • Bangor Public Schools – Karen Shafer
  • Covert Public Schools – Kelsey Vollrath
  • Glenn Public School – Jenna Marr
  • Hartford Public Schools – Ashley Williams
  • Hartford Public Schools – Jane Gonzalez
  • Hartford Public Schools – Kelseyann Wright
  • South Haven Public Schools – Brock Thumm
  • Watervliet Public Schools – Alaina Bongiorno
  • Watervliet Public Schools – David Kindt

Greater Grand Rapids Area

  • Caledonia Community Schools – Alissa Chase
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools – Candy Vela
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools – Lisa Barnes
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools – Selin Turan
  • Kenowa Hills Public Schools – Bailey Evans
  • Kentwood Public Schools – Diana McDiarmid
  • Lowell Area Schools – Katelyn Elizabeth Pulver
  • Mason County Central Schools – Penny Fort
  • Montcalm Area Intermediate School District- Brittany Danner
  • Telamon – Monica Marquez
  • Wayland Union Schools – Becky Hyma
  • Wayland – St. Therese Catholic School – Kate Lund

Greater Kalamazoo Area

  • Allegan Public Schools – Abby Waynick
  • Allegan Public Schools – Becky Calvert
  • Comstock Public Schools – Natalie Hosbein
  • Delton Kellogg – Heather Tack
  • Gull Lake Community Schools – Nicole Miller
  • Gull Lake Community Schools – Patrick English
  • Kalamazoo Public Schools – Dawn Kahler
  • Kalamazoo Public Schools – Heather Ballines-Barajas
  • Kalamazoo Public Schools – Itzel Gomez-Avalos
  • Portage Public Schools – Kara Mounce
  • Vicksburg Community Schools – Julie Hughes
  • Vicksburg Community Schools – Melissa Collins

Gwinn /Marquette/ Negaunee Area

  • Gwinn Area Community Schools – Amanda Hornback
  • Gwinn Area Community Schools – Olivia Johnson
  • Marquette Area Public Schools – Kelsey Wales
  • Marquette Area Public Schools – Steffani Dobson
  • Negaunee Public Schools – Courtney Neveu
  • Negaunee Public Schools – Jodi Johnson
  • Negaunee Public Schools – Lacey O’Donnell
  • Negaunee Public Schools – Michelle Lammi
  • North Star Academy – Sarah Vickstrom
  • Superior Central Schools – Tamryn King

35 Honorable Mention Winners

The following 35 teachers were selected as Honorable Mention winners and each received a $100 Amazon digital gift card:

Battle Creek /Coldwater Area

  • Marshall Public Schools – Samantha McClusky
  • Pansophia Academy – Jamie Barrand
  • Pennfield Schools – Erin Mosher
  • Union City Community Schools – Laura Bandlow

Buchanan / Niles/Berrien Springs /Eau Claire Area

  • Brandywine Schools – Megan Kohler
  • Buchanan Schools – Lauren Hendrick
  • Eau Claire Public Schools – Wendy Hart
  • Niles Community Schools – Lynette Wideman

Baroda / Stevensville Area

  • Bridgman Public Schools – Kirsten Southwood
  • Lakeshore Public Schools – Jill Rezanka
  • Lakeshore Public Schools – Tessa Lee
  • River Valley School District – Michelle Sykora

St. Joseph / Benton Harbor Area

  • Benton Harbor Area Schools – Elizabeth Austin
  • Grace Lutheran School – Denise Fletcher
  • Michigan Lutheran High School – Heidi Plocher
  • St. Joseph Public Schools – Morgan Altergott

Decatur / Dowagiac / Paw Paw Area

  • Decatur Public Schools – Jessica Fegan
  • Dowagiac Union Schools – Laura Frye
  • Dowagiac Union Schools – Susan Grear
  • Paw Paw Public Schools – Bethany Stanton

Coloma / Hartford / South Haven Area

  • Bangor Public Schools – Cris McGuire
  • Bloomingdale Elementary – Mariann Dowd
  • Hartford Public Schools – Kim Fearnow
  • Grace Christian School – Leslie Colford
  • South Haven Public Schools – Mary Phillips

Grand Rapids Area

  • Conklin Migrant Headstart -Tiffany Kiiskila
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools – Juanita Mathis
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools – Karl Johnson
  • Jenison Public Schools – Monica Perez

Kalamazoo Area

  • Alamo Elementary School – Sheryl Cramer
  • Allegan Public Schools – Hailey Baker
  • Comstock Public Schools – Becky Raines
  • Gull Lake Community Schools – Kristine Hop

Gwinn / Marquette / Negaunee Area

  • Negaunee Public Schools – Krista Squiers
  • Republic-Michigamme – Kevin Luokkala

How Honor Supports Students

Youth Accounts

Our Youth Accounts are a great way for toddlers on up to teenagers to learn about saving and managing money. Whether they find a nickel on the ground, or get a crisp $20 bill on their birthday, we’re here to help teach the value of saving. There are also a few perks for the parents as well. Check out our Youth Accounts page to learn more.

Zogo Financial Literacy App

We’re committed to helping you learn about finances, and to helping you make the best decisions for your financial success. That’s why we are happy to share Zogo with you! It’s a fun interactive mobile app to learn and increase your knowledge of financial literacy. The best part is you earn rewards, like gift cards from your favorite brands!

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