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 2, 2018.


The winners will receive a $500 grant for an education project and a plaque on Friday, June 22, 2018, 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.

2017 Teacher of the Year Winners

Denise Knapp - Wyandotte

Brad Roberts - Temperence

Marcy Putnum - Frankenmuth

Pam Bloom - Reed City

Jann Thielen - Pesheigo