Dr. Karen Treadway-Harvel, Mathematics Educator, Detroit Renaissance High School, an exceptional teacher, is the Coleman A. Young Foundation 2012 Detroit Educator of the Year.
The presentation of the Coleman A. Young Foundation 2012 Detroit Educator of the Year Award will be made at the Annual Scholar Awards Program on Monday May 14, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. at the MGM Grand Detroit.
The mission of the Coleman A. Young Foundation is to develop leadership among Detroit’s youth through educational preparation. The Foundation understands the central role Detroit’s educators play in the future of the city and wishes to recognize and honor the exceptional work done by Detroit educators to prepare and motivate students for higher achievement.
In establishing the Detroit Educator of the Year Award, the Foundation acknowledges an educator who exemplifies the leadership characteristics and spirit of the late Mayor Coleman A. Young, by going the extra mile, motivating students to achieve their potential, helping them overcome obstacles and challenging and motivating them to achieve measureable outcomes.
Dr. Treadway-Havel is described as the “Educator of the Millennium,” a caring teacher, a mentor, a mother-figure and a confidant to her students. She is committed to her students and accommodates their different learning styles. Her desire to raise, meet and exceed student expectations, coupled with her passion to mentor student teachers result in a reflective and thoughtful teacher who transmits to others the desire for learning and teaching.
Dr. Treadway-Havel is being recognized not only for her efforts to educate students, but also her commitment to preparing the next generation of teachers – reaching back and looking forward.