When you think back to high school, you most likely remember that one teacher who made school worth it – the one who pushed you to do better, the one who opened up your mind, the one who introduced you to a hobby you are still passionate about today.
Today’s educators do so much for their students, but many times those efforts go unnoticed. But at The Suburban Collection, we believe these teachers deserve to be recognized. For the past 15 years, we have been honoring stand-out teachers from the surrounding areas with a Teacher of the Year Celebration. It is our way to give something back to the men and women who have done so much for the success of our future generations!
These amazing teachers are awarded with a free two- or three-year lease on a select vehicle from one of our dealerships! They are so deserving of this prize for all of the hard work they put in before, during, and after every school day.
On Monday, March 27th, we had the opportunity to name Jodie Sikaitis, High School Special Education Teacher from Novi High School, the Novi School District Teacher of the Year! When we presented her with her prize, Sikaitis was absolutely speechless. There is something so rewarding in witnessing someone’s face light up after seeing their students and colleagues come together to watch them being recognized for their efforts.
Jodie Sikaitis has been with this high school for over 19 years now and has not only won the hearts of her students over every year, but is a model employee as far as her colleagues are concerned. You can learn more about Jodie and about the event online.
Thankfully, we were able to capture some great images from this event! Below, you will see Retail Operations Manager, John Timmington from Suburban Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Farmington Hills and a happy Jodie Sikaitis holding her prize.
Her proud students also couldn’t wait to get a picture with her after she was officially awarded with her new car (not pictured).