Teacher of the Year

Surprised, Honored, Emotional and Appreciative.

All of these are emotions felt by our three educators chosen as Huron Valley Schools’ Teachers of the Year for the 2022-2023 school year.

Superintendent Dr. Paul Salah, their principal and several board members surprised the teachers in front of their classrooms with the special recognition announcement. 

Jamie Page, a third grade teacher at Highland Elementary, is the elementary level Teacher of the Year.  

“Ms. Page is always going out of her way to find fun and exciting ways to reach all learners in her classroom,” said Highland Elementary Principal Tricia Campbell.

Ms. Page's husband and family helped the district surprise by attending with bouquets of flowers for her.

After the surprise settled a little bit, Jamie Page said, “I think as teachers we strive for greatness. We put in our best efforts and hope we are making an impact, a difference. It was so nice to be recognized for that.”

“So proud to be part of a District that has such amazing professionals working with our young people,” said School Board President Tom Wiseman.

Kelly Haas has been chosen the Huron Valley Schools Teacher of the Year for the middle school level. Haas teaches 6th grade Social Studies, 8th grade ELA and is the Web Leadership and National Junior Honor Society co-sponsor at Oak Valley Middle School.

Oak Valley Principal Shawn Durso says,” Oak Valley Middle School would not be what it is today without Mrs. Haas. She sets high expectations for her students and herself. She is an innovator who is truly dedicated to provide the best to our staff, students and families.”

The Huron Valley Schools high school level Teacher of the Year is Anne Zambito from Harbor High School. Mrs. Zambito teaches English, Language Arts and Video Production.  Zambito has been teaching for 16 years and at Harbor the entire time.

“It is a tremendous honor and surprise to be recognized as the HVS high school teacher of the year.  I feel so lucky to work at Harbor and my students inspire me every day when they persevere, despite the challenges that life has given them,” said Anne Zambito.  “I am also so appreciative to Huron Valley Schools for continuing to support our alternative education program and living up to the motto of "Inspiring and building futures, one student at a time".  Lastly, I am so grateful to be a part of the Harbor family--truly an amazing and supportive team, working together to help all our students achieve a high school diploma.”

“She builds strong, lasting connections with her students, and she uses these relationships to motivate them towards their future goals, " said Harbor High Principal Ben Dowker. “Without these relationships and a relentless passion for what she does, countless Harbor High students would have slipped by without success.”

Teachers of the Year are eligible to become Oakland County Teachers of the Year at their grade level. Those are announced in May.

“Congratulations to all of these teachers and their well-deserved honors. We have so many wonderful teachers in the Huron Valley School District and we love to see them get recognition such as this,” said Superintendent Dr. Paul Salah.

Picture 1: Anne Zambito from Harbor High
Picture 2: Jamie Page from Highland Elementary
Picture 3: Kelly Haas from Oak Valley Middle School