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Winner of Fourth Annual Goodfellow Teacher of the Year Contest — Mr. Illya Tolbert, an Art teacher at Harms Elementary School!

DETROIT, June 12, 2013 – The Detroit Goodfellows announced today the winner of the fourth annual Goodfellow Teacher of the Year contest — Mr. Illya Tolbert, an Art teacher at Harms Elementary School!  Detroit Goodfellows board members surprised Tolbert at a school assembly with the news and presented him with a $200 gift card to buy classroom supplies. Additionally, he will be acknowledged at the Detroit Goodfellows Annual Tribute Breakfast this fall. The Goodfellows Board of Directors selected the winning teacher from nominations by Detroit Public School students in grades 3 through 8 who designated their favorite teachers by answering the question: “Why is your teacher so special?” in 50 words or less.  There were the most entries ever received this