It's time to recognize teachers who make learning fun and exciting!


For more than 20 years, WGVU Public Media has been proud to feature dedicated, creative and resourceful teachers who work hard each day to have a positive impact in the lives of their students and within their communities. There are so many phenomenal teachers in our West and Southwest Michigan communities and we love sharing their stories and visiting classrooms!

If you are in Pre-K to 12th Grade, your teacher could be WGVU’s next Cool Teacher! Selected entries qualify for a class party with WGVU Public Media. Tell us how your teacher makes every day learning a new adventure. With parent permission, complete the form below to nominate your teacher today!

Submissions for the 2019-20 school year will be accepted through June 1, 2020. For more information, contact WGVU Education at or 800-442-2771.

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WGVU Cool Teacher Kurt Kiesgen, Oakridge High School, Muskeg

WGVU celebrates Cool Teacher Kurt Kiesgen and the class of Oakridge High School, Muskegon, MI

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WGVU Cool Teacher Justin Harding, Creative Technologies Acad

WGVU celebrates Cool Teacher Justin Harding, Creative Technologies Academy, Cedar Springs

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WGVU Cool Teacher Lindsey Broek, South Elementary, Hudsonvil

WGVU Celebrates Cool Teacher Lindsey Broek, South Elementary, Hudsonville

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WGVU Cool Teacher Elizabeth Brownell, Valleywood Middle Scho

WGVU Celebrates Cool Teacher Elizabeth Brownell, Valleywood Middle School, Kentwood

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WGVU Cool Teacher Misa Watson, Allegan AESA GSRP, Martin

WGVU celebrates Cool Teacher Misa Watson, Allegan AESA GSRP, Martin

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WGVU Cool Teacher Beth Weld-Wallis, Parkview Elementary, Wyo

WGVU celebrates WGVU Cool Teacher Beth Weld-Wallis, Parkview Elementary, Wyoming

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WGVU Cool Teacher, Brenda Heintz, St. Michael Lutheran Schoo

WGVU celebrates Cool Teacher Brenda Heintz, St. Michael Lutheran School

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WGVU Cool Teacher Chris Horton, Cummings Elementary

WGVU celebrates Cool Teacher Chris Horton and the class of Cummings Elementary, Grandville Public Schools

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WGVU Cool Teacher Melissa Irons, Harper Creek High School, B

WGVU celebrates Cool Teacher Melissa Irons, Harper Creek High School, Battle Creek

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WGVU Cool Teacher Brian Lancaster, Bentheim Elementary Schoo

WGVU celebrates Cool Teacher Brian Lancaster, Bentheim Elementary School, Hamilton

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WGVU Cool Teacher Carmen Gutierrez, Grandville Calvin Christ

WGVU celebrates Cool Teacher Carmen Gutierrez, Grandville Calvin Christian Elementary School

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WGVU Cool Teacher Tami Avink, Lakes Elementary, Rockford

WGVU celebrates Cool Teacher Tami Avink, Lakes Elementary, Rockford

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WGVU Cool Teacher Kristin Miller, Knapp Charter Academy, Gra

WGVU celebrates Cool Teacher Kristin Miller, Knapp Charter Academy, Grand Rapids

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WGVU Cool Teacher Mrs H, Zinser Elementary, Walker

WGVU celebrates Cool Teacher Mrs. H and the class of Zinser Elementary, Walker, MI

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WGVU Cool Teacher Mary Hunziker, L.E. White Middle School, A

WGVU celebrates Cool Teacher Mary Hunziker, L.E. White Middle School, Allegan

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WGVU Cool Teacher Lisi Remi, Hudsonville Christian School, H

WGVU celebrates Cool Teacher Lisi Remi, Hudsonville Christian School, Hudsonville

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WGVU Cool Teacher Jennifer Gregory, Ada Vista Elementary, Ad

WGVU celebrates Cool Teacher Jennifer Gregory, Ada Vista Elementary, Ada

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WGVU Cool Teacher Frank Andrews, Fennville Elementary, Fennv

WGVU celebrates WGVU Cool Teacher Frank Andrews, Fennville Elementary, Fennville

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WGVU Cool Teacher Chris Mitchell, Woodview Elementary, Beldi

WGVU celebrates Cool Teacher Chris Mitchell, Woodview Elementary, Belding


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