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Excellence In Education - Jill Ford - 12/21/22

Posted at 9:51 AM, Dec 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-21 09:51:52-05

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Lottery has played a big role in funding education in our state, which is why it has teamed up with FOX 47 News to recognize excellent educators state-wide.

Jill Ford, a Teacher at Willow Ridge Elementary in Grand Ledge, is this week's Michigan Lottery Excellence in Education award winner. In his nomination video Andrew Ford says, "She's a hard worker. I've seen her put in a lot of hours after school investing in her children. She's respected by her peers. She's a leader amongst her peers and has an excellent reputation."

Jill tells us why she takes on extra duties like Alfie, "I know that something like Alfie is going to make a difference in kids’ lives, and that's why I went into education - because I want to make a difference in kids’ lives"

Jill was recognized with a $1,500 check from the Michigan Lottery and her school will receive a $500 grant!

Click here to watch the full interview

Want to see more Excellent Educators? Visit the FOX47News Website.

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