Excellence in Education 3/22/16: Julie Merchant

Posted at 1:01 PM, Mar 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-23 13:02:11-04

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.

Julie Merchant, a 2nd grade teacher at Fife Lake Elementary in Fife Lake is this week's Michigan Lottery Excellence in Education award winner. Julie feels that the whole classroom experience for a child is a team effort. 

Julie 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.