The Teacher of Merit Award is an independent fund managed through MEF and the Teacher of Merit Committee members. It was established through a generous $1 million donation in 2015 from Munster High School graduate, and Moringstar founder, Joe Mansueto to help retain high-quality Munster teachers. The fund provides all teachers, who have ranked in the top two district evaluation categories and are returning to the district for the next year, with a monetary award. Evaluations are completed by the district each spring and returning teachers receive their award in August. This past August, 166 teachers were provided with awards!
You can contribute to this program to incentivize our high-quality teachers to continue their dedication to Munster students. You may also mail a check and just indicate Teacher of Merit in the memo line (PO Box 3046 • Munster, IN 46321) or contact any Teacher of Merit Committee member.
Zeck Garden Walk (July 13 and 14)
Come stroll the lush, spectacular gardens of Stephen Zeck as featured in Chicagoland Gardening Magazine (8801 Crestwood, Munster). All donations will be used for Teacher of Merit Awards (TMA) to be given to qualifying Munster teachers from K - 12.
Tours will be held between Noon and 5 p.m. on July 13 and 14. Admission is a $10 donation to the Teacher of Merit Award.
Purchase tickets online
Testimonials from two Munster teachers, Leigh Ann Westland and Amanda Jez, as they talk about the importance of the Teacher of Merit Award and the support from the Munster community.