Harrison High business, marketing teacher wins state honor

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) recently recognized Harrison High School business and marketing teacher Nina Merget for her leadership, dedication, and commitment to improve marketing education in the state of Michigan.

Harrison High Merget Award
Nina Merget was recognized by Brian Pyles, Director of the MDE’s Office of Career and Technical Education, during the Michigan Marketing Educators Conference. (Farmington Public Schools)

Brian Pyles, Director of the Office of Career and Technical Education (CTE), presented the award during the Michigan Marketing Educators Conference, held last month in Mt. Pleasant.

A 14-year marketing teacher, Merget has served for five years on the MDE Board of Directors. She was elected as the group’s president and also serves on the National Teachers Advisory Board for MBA Research, which produces the national marketing and business standards and curriculum for CTE.

For the past two years, Merget has presented at professional development sessions at the National Marketing and Business Teachers Conference. Most recently, she worked with marketing and sales professors at Western Michigan University to create the Great Lakes Sales Challenge for high school students.

“I am honored to be recognized for something that I genuinely love,” Merget said in a press release. “My students drive me to improve and push for better marketing education in our state.”