Caledonia teacher wins lottery Excellence in Education award


CALEDONIA, Mich. (WOOD) — The Michigan Lottery has honored a Kent County teacher with an Excellence in Education award for her dedication to college students.

Tamara Rowley is a kindergarten teacher at Lake Elementary School in the Caledonia district.

Rowley was nominated by the mother or father of certainly one of her college students. She leaves a lifelong influence on her college students and might adapt to the numerous adjustments she faces, the mother or father mentioned in the nomination.

“Tammy teaches more than just academic skills; she incorporates life skills into her teachings as well. Her weekly messages to parents keep us engaged and remind us how to raise wonderful and mindful human beings. Tammy’s dedication goes well beyond the classroom,” mentioned the mother or father who nominated her. “She drove to each child’s house to drop off materials they needed to continue their education at home.”

She has a bachelor’s diploma from Michigan State and a grasp’s from Western Michigan. She has been an educator for 32 years, the final 30 years in Caledonia Community Schools.

Rowley acquired a plaque, $1,500 money prize and $500 to make use of for her classroom, faculty or faculty district. She may also get her title in the operating to be chosen as Educator of the Year and a $10,000 money prize.

Outstanding public faculty educators could also be nominated for an Excellence in Education award at or by the web sites of the lottery’s media accomplice stations.