Outstanding Teacher of the Year Program

The Oakland County Outstanding Teacher of the Year Awards are presented annually to honor and reward Oakland County teachers who have achieved, through their effort and example, the highest standards of excellence in their profession. Oakland Schools has created these awards out of a conviction that a quality public education system is essential to the health and vitality of our community. Encouraging excellence in education is the shared responsibility of all who reap its benefits.

The Oakland County Outstanding Teacher of the Year award program began in 1987, sponsored by Newsweek and WDIV. This sponsorship continued until 2002. Since then various organizations have sponsored the event including The Detroit Free Press, The Detroit Newspapers, Comerica, and currently the Oakland Schools Education Foundation. This year, the Oakland County Outstanding Teacher of the Year program is sponsored by the Oakland County Credit Union.

Congratulations to the 2017 Oakland County Outstanding Teachers of the Year!

Meredith Copland, Clarkston Schools
Elementary School Teacher of the Year

Vitas Underys, Farmington Schools
Middle School Teacher of the Year

Ed Guay, Avondale Schools
High School Teacher of the Year

The Oakland Schools Outstanding Teacher of the Year is proudly sponsored by:

OCCU