Sturgis teacher accepts Excellence in Teaching award

Sturgis Public Schools teacher Tyson Dilts has received the 2023 John E. Oster Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Dilts accepted the award Friday at the Sturgis Area Community Foundation’s annual Impact Celebration at the Sturges-Young Center for the Arts.

Dilts, a first-grade teacher at Wenzel Elementary, has taught with Sturgis Public Schools for six years. Superintendent Art Ebert said Dilts has consistently gone above and beyond to serve his classroom and community.

The Oster Award is given annually to a teacher in the Sturgis Public School District who exemplifies high professional standards for teacher training and education, extraordinary devotion to the Sturgis community, whose efforts, training and skills have reflected upon the value of education to the teacher’s students, and the quality of education in the Sturgis school system.

The award is given in memory of John Oster, a Sturgis attorney who placed a high value on education.

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