Events and Recognition

Julie Smith, High School Teacher of the Yearv
David Kniaz, Middle School Teacher of the Year
2019 Zach Rondot, Elementary Teacher of the Year
2019 Spelling Bee Winner

We are proud to host events that celebrate and challenge Oakland County students, teachers and support staff.

Teacher of the Year

For 30 years, Oakland Schools has recognized exemplary Oakland County public school district teachers in three categories: Elementary, Middle School and High School. To learn more visit the Teacher of the Year page

Oakland Schools Scripps Regional Spelling Bee

The Oakland Schools Scripps Regional Spelling Bee will take place on February 23, 2019.

Oakland Schools and the Oakland Schools Education Foundation is proud to once again bring to your students the opportunity to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee program. 

The champion of the Oakland Schools Scripps Regional Spelling Bee will represent our county in the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee near Washington, D.C.

The Support Person of the Year Award

Formerly Betty Campion Award

This award, established in 1990, is a tribute to Betty Campion, a former Oakland Schools (1978-1992) and Walled Lake Board of Education (10 years) trustee, and recognizes four winners from those nominated for the honor (one in each quadrant of Oakland County).

Thank you Oakland Schools Education Foundation for funding and sponsoring this event.

Scholarships for Success Awards

(formerly Tomorrow's Talent Today)

In 1991, a partnership began between Oakland Schools and DENSO International to fund scholarships for students attending Oakland Schools Technical Campuses.

More than $390,000 has been given to students in engineering and technical studies programs who have not only been outstanding scholars, but leaders in and out of the classroom.

Michigan Green Schools Program

The Michigan Green Schools Program encourages public and private schools to participate in environmentally friendly and energy savings activities.

Learn more!

Visit the Michigan Green Schools page