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Wed Jun 13, 2018, 11:11 PM

Michigan's top teacher on Betsy DeVos, school shootings and testing

Luke Wilcox is outgoing Michigan Teacher of the Year. Heís spent the past 12 months traveling around the state, speaking at conferences and attending State Board of Education meetings as a non-voting member. Heíll return to his math classroom at East Kentwood High School in September. Bridge Magazine spoke to Wilcox about the lessons heís learned serving as the stateís top teacher.

Bridge: Youíve spent a year traveling the state talking about education. Has that experience made you more optimistic or more pessimistic about Michigan schools?

Wilcox: When Iím working with teachers and students, Iím very optimistic. But to be totally truthful, when Iím at the federal or state level, I sometimes feel less optimistic, because things tend to move slower in those realms. Itís hard to see the impact youíre having.

Read more: https://www.bridgemi.com/talent-education/michigans-top-teacher-betsy-devos-school-shootings-and-testing

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