Ciloski named Wayne State's "Outstanding Educator of the Year"

Frank Ciloski, on special assignment in MEA's Professional Development/Human Rights Department, was recently named the "Outstanding Educator of the Year" by Wayne State University for his contributions to education. Ciloski was nominated by faculty in Wayne State's College of Education.

"I'm honored to receive the award and be recognized for my efforts to help Michigan teachers and improve education in this state," Ciloski said.

In addition to assisting MEA members with issues of certification and professional development, Ciloski was also instrumental in helping 1,000 uncertified Detroit teachers become certified. Through his work with the state's Department of Education, he is also MEA's expert on AYP, Persistently Low Achieving Schools and SIG--and many other topics.

Ciloski taught life and earth science for 30 years in Durand before joining the Michigan's Department of Education, where he worked for nine years. He has been with MEA for four years.

Ciloski admits that teaching was his second career choice. His first choice was to be a fisheries biologist. For being his second choice, education in Michigan turned out to be the winner.