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Michael Stinnett (MI '93)


Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

At the time of the Award, Michael Stinnett was:

Oakland Technical Center - Southeast Campus
Royal Oak, MI

Subject(s) taught: Printing Technology
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12

Biographical Information

Michael Stinnett taught printing technology to adults and high school seniors and juniors at Oakland Technical Center's Southeast Campus in Royal Oak. Mr. Stinnett credits his high school graphic arts instructor, Ray Smith, with introducing him to the rewards of a combined career in printing and teaching. Mr. Stinnett says that his former teacher "taught me the value and importance of an education and an occupation." Mr. Stinnett has continued this legacy in his own classroom, and as the long list of awards in recognition of his excellent service attests, he is an important liaison between education and industry. Mr. Stinnett is involved with several educational and industrial associations in his field, and he attaches a great importance to forums that have allowed him to "exchange and share ideas with other teachers and industry leaders to help find answers to common problems." For Mr. Stinnett, the most important feature of this exchange has been the opportunity to "bring back to my classroom the accumulated knowledge of the brightest and best resources from industry and education leaders."

Personal Message

After a 40 year career in secondary education I retired in 2010. I have spent the last 11 years as the Educational Consultant for PrintED. Traveling over 100,000 miles, visiting 36 States, working with over 100 schools on curriculum and national assessments.

In 2017 completed my second term as President of GCEA, national graphic arts teachers association. Also spent nine years as co-chair of the SkillsUSA National Technical Committee for the Graphic Communications contest and chaired the Michigan Technical Committee.

Additional Information


1969 Ferris State University, B.A.

Eastern Michigan University, MA

National Standards and Assessments for the Graphic Communications Industry, Technology, Computers