Trenton High School staff members Michael Walters and Dan Taylor were named the recipients of Teacher of the Month awards for the month of June by state Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-23rd District), who announced the awards during a visit to Trenton High School.
Both educators were nominated for their commitment to their work and their dedication to expanding opportunities for students.
Walters is a counselor and was recognized for his often unsung but always relentless work on behalf of students and families. Taylor is a special-education instructor who works not only as a co-teacher but also supports the Mock Trial Team, earning a sixth-place finish in a recent statewide competition.
“We are blessed to have hardworking and talented educators in schools across Downriver, and I’m proud to honor Mr. Walters and Mr. Taylor today with this recognition,” said Camilleri. “It is important for us to put a spotlight on the vital work teachers and school employees are doing for and with students across our community. I hope the entire Trenton community will join me in celebrating Mr. Walters’ and Mr. Taylor’s tireless effort for students.”
Camilleri, a former high school teacher, presented a certificate and letter of recognition to both educators during his Monday morning visit to Trenton High School. This was the second month the award was presented, and nominations are still being accepted for future recipients.
Downriver residents can nominate a local teacher for the award by emailing their nomination to DarrinCamilleri@house.mi.gov.