Excellence in Education 12/1: Courtney Valentine

Posted: 8:47 AM, Dec 02, 2015
Updated: 2015-12-02 08:47:15-05

The Michigan Lottery has played a big role in funding education in our state, which is why it has teamed up with MSU Men's Basketball Coach, Tom Izzo, and FOX 47 News to recognize excellent educators state-wide.

Courtney Valentine, a Math Teacher at Detroit International Academy for Young Women, is this week's Michigan Lottery Excellence in Education winner. Courtney focuses on showing her students that she cares, supporting them, and making them feel comfortable. 

Courtney was recognized with a $500 check from the Michigan Lottery and her class will receive a $500 grant!

The Excellence in Education award is sponsored by the Michigan Lottery, proud to provide nearly 19 billion dollars to support public education over the past 40 years.