Meet your Michigan State Farm® Teacher Assist winners.

A $2,500 grant will bring each of their ideas to life.

State Farm Agents Salute Teacher Assist Winners

Teaching during a pandemic poses many challenges. Teachers are adapting their methods to meet those challenges in unique and creative ways. State Farm Teacher Assist program grants will help 40 teachers across Michigan boost their efforts. Each of their schools will receive $2,500 to implement their innovative ideas - a total of $100,000 to Michigan classrooms.

Supporting teachers and schools helps the entire community. It recognizes education as a public good and helps address the societal impacts of COVID at the local level.

“As a company, we have a long history of working with teachers, educators, and students across the country. We are heartened by the immense response received from teachers sharing their solutions to overcoming challenges,” said Annette Martinez, State Farm Senior Vice President. “Congratulations to the winners. We are proud to support you and help you reach your goals!”

Soon, the winning teachers' stories will be shared here. Their passion to help students inspires us. We hope to foster a community and be a resource for teachers across the country.

Download a complete list of Michigan winners.

Michigan State Farm® Teacher Assist Grant Winners

Teacher Name

School

City

Lisa Piontek

Clarenceville School District

Livonia

Eileen Kline

Ludington Area School District

Ludington

Kate Pearson

Allen Park High School

Allen Park

Nahed Bizzari

Melvindale HS

Dearborn

Mary Melaragno and Andrea Stevens

Mount Pleasant Public Schools

Mount Pleasant

Dave Scalf

North Branch Area Schools

North Branch

Audrie Spicer

Pied Piper School

Alpena

Corey Rosser

North Branch Area Schools

North Branch

Dana Hatfield

Chippewa Hills School District

Weidman

Teresa Eriksen

Ludington Area School District

Ludington

Amy Stringham

Central High School

Grand Haven

Daniall Poulsen

Portage Northern High School

Vicksburg

Stephanie Preston

Cheboygan Area Schools

Cheboygan

Adam Burns

Troy Athens High School

Troy

Andrea Gabbard

Roseville HS

Roseville

Janet Sutherland

Plymouth-Canton Comm Schools

Canton

Denis Koegel

Whitehall High School

Whitehall

Heather Graef

Carlson Elementary

Warren

Melanie Motto

Thomas A Edison Elementary

Fraser

Kelly Born

Beaverton Schools

Beaverton

Erin Romel

Battle Creek Central

Battle Creek

Sharon Parsons

Father Marquette Catholic Academy

Marquette

Amy LaPonsie

12th Street Elementary School

Portage

Michelle LaRowe

Goodrich Middle School

Goodrich

Izaak Kramer

TCAPS

Traverse City

Tina Samson

List Elementary

Frankenmuth

Casandra Melville

Allen Park Public Schools

Allen Park

Sheila Dokter

Rose Park Christian/Holland Christian

Holland

Tara Lax

Patrick Henry Middle School

Woodhaven

Ann Murray

Havel Elementary Utica Community Schools

Clinton Township

Nicole Grashik

L'Anse Creuse Early Childhood Center

Chesterfield

Ryan Ledlow

Portage Northern High School

Portage

Zeinab Al Saad

Snow Elementary/Dearborn

Dearborn

Kelly Frank

Iosco RESA

Tawas City

Carl Lowe

Wayne Westland Community Schools

Westland

Amanda Roth

Riverside Elementary School

Battle Creek

Patrick McKerr

Kentwood Public Schools

Grand Rapids

Todd Babiasz

Grand Blanc Community Schools

Grand Blanc

Amy Farkas

Seitz Middle School

Riverview

Katie Kautzman

Morton Elementary School

Marysville