View Full Version : FIRST Teacher of the Year Award (Michigan FRC Teams)

Brandon Martus
03-04-2008, 12:53 PM
This was sent to me to post:

Attention all Michigan FIRST Robotics Competition teams

FIRST Teacher of the Year award

WWJ Radio and Kettering University proudly announces an award for the Michigan FIRST Teacher of the Year. The award is open to any teacher currently participating on a Michigan FIRST Robotics Competition team.

Any and all Michigan FRC teams may nominate their teacher by filling out the online form at http://www.wwj.com/FIRST-Robotics/1430527 (http://www.wwj.com/FIRST-Robotics/1430527)

The process will include online voting (like American Idol) and the winning teacher will receive:

· $1,000 cash prize
· an interview on WWJ radio
· an award to be presented at your school

Nomination forms must be completed online by 6:00 pm Saturday, March 15. Voting will commence through the same online link at 6:00 am March 18 and end at 11:59 pm March 31. The winning teacher will be announced on the air the first week of April.

Information which will be submitted on the online form includes:
- teacher's name
- contact info for teacher (phone, e-mail)
- contact info for person who nominates them (phone, e-mail)
- school name
- years of participation in FIRST (both teacher and school)
- what subject they teach
- picture of teacher

The form also provides space for a mandatory essay with the following information on why this teacher should be the winner:
- teacher and team background
- details of teacher involvement
- an anecdote (100 word minimum) illustrating what makes this teacher so special
Keep in mind the general public, as well as FIRST participants, are eligible to vote. So nominate your favorite Michigan FIRST Robotics Competition teacher and get your friends and family to cast their votes!

Brandon Martus
03-19-2008, 09:01 AM
The voting for this has begun .. head over and vote for your favorite Michigan teacher.

There are some great bio's on there .. go read about your hard working Michigan FIRST teachers


03-19-2008, 10:00 AM
It's a bit disingenuous to call this award "FIRST Teacher of the Year," isn't it?

Brandon Martus
04-09-2008, 07:22 PM
The voting for this has begun .. head over and vote for your favorite Michigan teacher.

There are some great bio's on there .. go read about your hard working Michigan FIRST teachers

The winner will be announced tomorrow morning.


David Kelly
04-10-2008, 06:01 AM
The winner will be announced tomorrow morning.


Congratulations to Mr. Mike Martus! http://www.wwj.com/WWJ-Announces-FIRST-Teacher-of-the-Year/1975323

CD Mom
04-10-2008, 06:15 AM
Congratulations Mr. Martus!!!

04-10-2008, 06:26 AM
Just heard on the radio.

Congratulations! That's great news!

04-10-2008, 06:55 AM
Super Congrats to Mike -

You've been a leader in this area for a long time, and many of us are all the better for it.

Cheers - Vince

Joe J.
04-10-2008, 07:17 AM

Jim Zondag
04-10-2008, 07:41 AM
Congrats Mike! Well Deserved! :)

Mike Copioli
04-10-2008, 07:45 AM
Congrats Mike. A well deserved recipient.

Rich Kressly
04-10-2008, 08:16 AM
A very well deserved honor for a class act.

04-10-2008, 08:40 AM
Congratulations Mike!

'a man full of miracles...'

How cool is that!

04-10-2008, 09:54 AM
Congratulations, Mike. When I saw your name on the list, I knew you'd have a good chance at getting the well-deserved honors.

Andy Baker
04-10-2008, 10:02 AM
This is awesome, and much deserved recognition for Mike.

I got the chance to work with some of the students on team 47 this year at the Michigan rookie event. Their respect and adoration for Mr. Martus is unequaled. They go to school in a tough environment, and Mike Martus is their oasis of security, hope, and inspiration.

Mike... you inspire us all.

Andy Baker

04-10-2008, 11:06 AM
Congratulations Mike!

I was concerned when it sounded like a popularity contest, so I'm thrilled to hear that such a deserving person won! :)

Jeff Waegelin
04-10-2008, 12:15 PM
Congratulations, Mike. What you have done so well, for so long, serves as an inspiration to all of us. I can't think of anyone better to win this award.

Al Skierkiewicz
04-10-2008, 01:05 PM
Congratulations Mike! Well deserved for a dedicated teacher.

Beth Sweet
04-10-2008, 01:10 PM
So glad to hear! This one was hard, I had to split all of my votes between you and my old HS teacher!!! Glad to hear you're getting recognition for all of the hard work you've done.

04-10-2008, 01:56 PM
congratulations Mr. Martus, I am so happy for you.

04-10-2008, 02:08 PM
Its been said before, but congratulations once again! It's great to see Mr. Martus getting the recognition he deserves.

04-10-2008, 06:13 PM
Congrats Mike,
Your dedication to FIRST and more importantly, the students is amazing.

A well deserved award, and I am proud to be a partner with you, our mentors and coaches, the past and present engineers, the parents, and the wonderful student teammates from Pontiac Central High School.

Mike Aubry

Josh Murphy
04-10-2008, 06:32 PM
I know I told you earlier but congratulations once again Mr. Martus. It has been an amazing experience getting to work with you over my time in FIRST. I would also like to thank all of the other adult support we have on Chief Delphi, you guys are awesome and have inspired us all. Thank you for being the great people you all are.:)

04-11-2008, 12:29 PM
Couldn't bee happier for you. Congratulations! I think it was the frequent dying of hair to orange. Now that is dedication...