Every year, you can nominate one charter school teacher and one charter school administrator who are making a BIG  impact.

Through the awards program, we invite you to share the stories of the educators in your charter schools who go above and beyond for their kids. With 300 schools across the state, there are 10,000 charter school teachers and 1,500 charter school administrators who are driving innovative education - and we want to hear their stories.
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Step 1:

Charter students, parents and fellow educators select nominees for each award. Nominations for the 2018 Awards cycle are now closed!

Step 2:

Top candidates will be announced in mid March, and the top five will get their very own feature video on MAPSA's Facebook page

Step 3:

The winners for each award will be announced and honored at MAPSA's annual Charter Day at the Capital!



Gordy Hyska, 2017 Charter School Teacher of the Year

Gordy Hyska has taught first and second grade for the past six years at Charyl Stockwell Academy. He brings academic subjects to life for his students by, for example, turning math into an adventure. He becomes an action hero called “Michigan Hyska” (his version of Indiana Jones), and invites his students to solve math problems as they search for the treasure.

2017 Teacher of the Year finalists include: 



Chanavia Patterson, 2017 Charter School Administrator of the Year

Chanavia Patterson has done an incredible job since taking over four years ago as the principal of Detroit Enterprise Academy, a K-8 charter school located in one of the most challenging neighborhoods on the city’s east side. When she took over as principal, Detroit Enterprise ranked as one of the worst schools in the city, mired in just the 8th percentile on the state’s top-to-bottom rankings and now has vaulted all the way up to the 51st percentile, ranking now as one of the highest-achieving schools in Detroit.

2017 Teacher of the Year finalists include: 

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