Trischa Buseth, a fourth-grade teacher with Concord Community Schools, won an iPod from Michigan Education Report in a contest aimed at generating dialogue about Michigan schools. The promotion continues in this issue, with another iPod as the prize.
Buseth’s name was chosen in a random drawing that included the names of all the readers who filed comments about articles in the Winter 2006 issue of MER online at www.educationreport.org. She commented on an article about Angus McBeath, retired superintendent of Edmonton Public Schools in Alberta, Canada, and 30 years of school reform in his district. Buseth wrote that public educators need to be open to change, but also that teachers need to be respected and appreciated.
A regular reader of educationreport.org, Buseth said, "I felt it was an important issue to comment on and something I am obviously concerned about. … I am in this job because I have a passion for teaching. And, of course, it’s always fun to win a contest!" Buseth has been a teacher for 12 years and has been employed with Concord since 1999.
Readers are welcome to comment online about articles in this issue. A drawing for the second iPod will take place later this spring.