The Michigan Department of Education has announced the ten finalists for Michigan Teacher of the Year. The list includes Lowell's Wendy Tenney.

Tenney is a music teacher at Lowell High School.

The teachers were selected through a process that began with more than 430 different teachers who were nominated by students, staff, and community members.

On April 18-19, the ten regional winners will interview with a panel to determine the 2018-19 Michigan Teacher of the Year. The winner will be eligible to apply for National Teacher of the Year and participate in several national conferences with their fellow state teachers of the year.

The ten regional winners are:

Region 1: Gina Pepin, a reading specialist and literacy coach for the Escanaba Area Public Schools

Region 2: Kymberli Wregglesworth, who teaches history at Onaway High School in Onaway Area Community Schools

Region 3: Wendy Tenney, a music teacher at Lowell High School in Lowell Area Schools

Region 4: James Goodspeed, who teaches English and history at Fulton High School in Fulton Public Schools

Region 5: Karen Nicol, an elementary teacher at Marlette Elementary Schools in Marlette Community Schools

Region 6: Robyne Muray, who teaches English, language arts, and history at Lansing Eastern High School in the Lansing School District

Region 7: Laura Chang, an elementary teacher at Sunset Lake Elementary in the Vicksburg Community Schools

Region 8: Bobbiesue Adams, who teaches mathematics and physical science at Fowlerville Junior High School in Fowlerville Community Schools

Region 9: Thomas Torrento, director of bands for Van Dyke Public Schools

Region 10: Courtney Valentine, who teaches mathematics at the Detroit International Academy of Young Women in Detroit Public Schools Community District