Embracing new technologies and teaching styles is a hallmark of Matinga
Ragatz's work. It's an approach that's earned her the highest state-wide honor for
According to excerpts from the article:
Although most teachers likely ask students to put away their iPods and cell phones
during class, Grand Ledge High School
teacher Matinga Ragatz encourages their use.
unique teaching style is part of the reason state Superintendent of Public Instruction
Mike Flanagan on Wednesday named her the 2010-11
Michigan Teacher of the Year
It's the second time in as many years a mid-Michigan teacher has landed the state's top honor.
is the best job in the world. I'm so honored, and I'm so humbled," said
Ragatz, 43, who teaches social studies and world languages. "I hope
they picked me for my innovative thinking as a teacher."
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