We are lucky to have incredible educators, and together we’re here to celebrate them!
To make sure we stay focused on the right things we have brought together an all-star team of educators. They are the ambassadors for this program to help spread the word and they get together monthly during the school year to go through nominations and choose the winners.
Monica Aho, Teacher at Baraga Area Schools
Joel Asiala, Principal at Washington Middle School
Michael H. Babcock, Marketing Director at Portage Health Foundation
Lynnette Borree, Educator at Copper Country Intermediate School District
Nina Fiorucci, Teacher at Ewen-Trout Creek School
Anders Hill, Principal at Houghton Elementary School
Darren Kinnunen, Social Worker at CLK Elementary School
Carrie Rich, Secretary at Sacred Heart School
Thank you to the following people for joining us on this committee in the past!
Desiree Lauritsen, Teacher at Baraga Area Schools (2021-22)
Hillary Sundblad, Teacher at Ontonagon Area Schools (2021-22)
Core to the mission of Portage Health Foundation (PHF) is education. Funding Superior Educators is a small portion of what we do to celebrate and support our community’s incredible educational offerings. Learn more at phfgive.org.
“If you have a child’s heart.. you have a child’s mind.” That’s the Mantra of Capturing Kids’ Hearts. Since 2018 PHF has been making incredible Capturing Kids’ Hearts training available to all local schools. Learn more.
Ultimately the idea of Superior Educators is simple: Celebrate the incredible educators who are tirelessly and often thanklessly helping our children grow, learn and excel.
If you have any questions or comments about Superior Educators, we would love to hear from you.
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