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Local educator named MDOE Teacher of the Year

Courtesy, Michigan Department of Education

A west Michigan educator is the state’s Teacher of the Year. 

Tracy Horodyski of Kenowa Hills Public Schools received the award Friday from the Michigan Department of Education.

Horodyski is a reading interventionist and literacy coach at Zinser Elementary.

The department says she has 16 years of educational experience and was selected out of 178 Michigan nominees.

In a statement, Michigan Superintendent Brian Whiston calls her an “extraordinary representative of our Michigan teachers and the positive impact they make on our schoolchildren.”

Another Kenowa Hills teacher – Delia Bush of Alpine Elementary – was one of three other state finalists. 

Hilary is a General Assignment and Enterprise reporter for WGVU Public Media. She joined WGVU in September 2014 after several years of experience as a local news reporter, anchor and photojournalist in Midland, Saginaw and Bay counties. She's also worked as a financial and business reporter and audio field producer.
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