Sandusky teacher Erin Carlson has received the Excellence in Education Award by the Michigan Lottery. A Stem, Enrichment, and English teacher at Sandusky Junior/Senior High School, Mrs. Carlson traveled to Lansing on March 3rd to receive the award and film a video that will be shown on multiple television channels throughout the state beginning March 19.
According to Sandusky Junior/Senior High Principal, Steve Carlson, “Erin accepted her $1,500 personal award and the $500 donation to a program of her choice at Sandusky High School. Erin has decided that she wants that donation to go to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.” Mrs. Carlson was nominated for the award by Mrs. Jaime Nicol, who Principal Carlson described as another “amazing educator in her own right” who “recognizes the work of others”.
Mrs. Carlson had actually been nominated several times before, but this particular nomination led to a win. The Michigan Lottery accepts nominations for public school teachers throughout the year. More information along with the videos of the winning teachers can be found at the Michigan Lottery’s website.
Reporting for WGRT, Karly Hurley.