(LANSING, Mich.) -- The 2012-2013 Michigan Teacher of the Year was revealed on Thursday, and the winner hails from Grand Rapids.
Superintendent of Public Instruction Mike Flanagan announced that the latest recipient of the award is Bobbi Jo Kenyon, a science and math instructor at Ottawa Hills High School. Kenyon is the first Grand Rapids public educator to be named Michigan Teacher of the Year, according to a release from the state's Department of Education.
"We honor Bobbi Jo Kenyon as Michigan Teacher of the Year for her outstanding work in the fields of math and science areas that are critically important for the technological age of today and jobs of tomorrow," Governor Rick Snyder said in a statement. "This award also highlights the tireless dedication teachers have for their students and profession, which benefits all Michiganders."
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