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Ingham County Educator Wins Excellence in Education Award from the Michigan Lottery

Posted at 1:49 PM, Nov 10, 2015

LANSING, Mich. – An Ingham County educator known for her personal involvement and support for each student and her dedication to helping them succeed has been honored with an Excellence in Education award from the Michigan Lottery.

The award winner, Lynne Cobb, teaches second and third grades at Wilcox Elementary in Holt.  The school is part of the Holt Public Schools district.

Winners of the weekly award receive a plaque, a $500 cash prize, and a $500 grant to their classroom, school or school district.  One of the weekly winners will be selected as the Educator of the Year and will receive a $10,000 cash prize.

She said her favorite part of being a teacher is “being able to turn those reluctant readers into children who come into my classroom asking me for more of the type of book that I’ve managed to ‘hook’ them on.”

Cobb has been an educator for 24 years, the past seven with the Holt Public Schools district.  She said she was attracted to a career in education because:  “It’s where the children and the joy of learning are!”

Outstanding public school educators may be nominated for an Excellence in Education award at .