GPEA 2021 Teacher of the Year

Grosse Pointe Education Association Teachers of the Year Announced

With more than five hundred teachers represented by the Grosse Pointe Education
Association (GPEA), our Association is excited to announce today Teachers of the Year for each
building in the Grosse Pointe Public School District.
“This is a wonderful day for all of our teachers and students in the District. We had such
an outpouring of nominations for so many wonderful teachers, social workers, counselors – all
of our educators. It made the Committee’s review a real challenge,” Christopher Pratt, President
of the GPEA.
“Grosse Pointe educators have invested decades in building GP Schools into one of the
finest Districts in the State of Michigan and the country, ALWAYS putting the interests of our
students at the top of their priorities. That is why Grosse Pointe schools have earned a
reputation of excellence. The dedication of our educators has created that educational
excellence. It’s nice that today we recognize one educator from each building whom their
colleagues nominated and recognized as standing on the shoulders of giants.”
Educators will receive a plaque and the GPEA will be featuring each teacher on their
website (, Facebook and Twitter. The Teacher of the Year Committee is
committed to recognizing the amazing achievements, hard work and dedication of educational
practitioners working in the Grosse Pointe Public School System.

On behalf of the GPEA, congratulations and thank you for your service to our students and our community!

Barnes  –  Trombly – Marinel Gaitan
Brownell –  Rosemary Birchmeier
Defer –  Amy Hermon
Ferry –  Karen Aldrich
Kerby –  Mary Ann Magill
Maire –  Michelle Hunwick
Mason – Anna Court
Monteith – Theresa Schrage
North –  Jonathan Byrne
Parcells  – Drew Kisskalt
Pierce –  Rebecca Churray
OGPV –  Andrew Montague
Richard –  Stephanie Erhard
South –  Taryn Loughlin