Michigan teacher shares passion in making students successful

Posted at 7:45 AM, Oct 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-26 07:45:25-04

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.

Gina Russell, a teacher at Eyler Elementary in Airport Community Schools, is this week's Michigan Lottery Excellence in Education award winner. Her passion for the students in her district doesn't just include teaching, she constantly makes sure they have clothes, shoes, glasses, school supplies and anything else they need to be successful students. 

Gina was recognized with a $1,500 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 more than $20 billion to support public education since 1972!

If you know of an excellence educator in your district that you'd like to see win this award, fill out this nomination form