Michigan Lottery: Nikki Clemons Wins Excellence in Education Award

Michigan Lottery: Nikki Clemons Wins Excellence in Education Award

MI (STL.News) A Van Buren County educator known for embracing virtual learning and keeping her students engaged has been honored with an Excellence in Education award from the Michigan Lottery.

The award winner, Nikki Clemons, is a first-grade teacher at Paw Paw Early Elementary, which is part of the Paw Paw Public School District.

The Michigan Lottery established the Excellence in Education awards in 2014 to recognize outstanding public-school educators across the state during the school year.

Winners of the weekly award receive a plaque, a $1,500 cash prize, and a $500 grant to their classroom, school, or school district. One of the weekly winners will be selected as the Educator of the Year and will receive a $10,000 cash prize.

Each winner also is featured in a news segment on the Lottery’s media partner stations: WXYZ-TV in Detroit, FOX 17 in Grand Rapids, FOX 47 in Lansing, and WNEM-TV in Saginaw.  The news segment featuring Clemons will air this evening in Grand Rapids and Lansing, and then on Thursday in Saginaw and Detroit.

Clemons said her desire to be creative and make a difference led her to a career in education.

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Author: Katrina Hart