Ferndale Teachers Of The Year Selected

The Suburban Collection Rewards Top Teachers in Eight Communities

Jun 15, 2012, 15:47 ET from The Suburban Collection

FERNDALE, Mich., June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Derek Adams, a teacher at Ferndale Middle School, was selected today as one of three "Teachers of the Year" by the Ferndale School District, along with Jan Monroe at Roosevelt Primary School and Ryan Grillo at University High School.  Adding to this honor, Adams also was awarded a one-year's free lease of an automobile from Suburban Buick GMC of Ferndale. 

"We are pleased to have Ferndale join seven other school districts where The Suburban Collection recognizes an outstanding and award-winning teacher with the free lease of a vehicle for a year," said Rick Perry, general sales manager of Suburban Buick GMC of Ferndale.  "Our program provides The Suburban Collection with a means of providing a special thank you for the ongoing commitment to excellence by teachers in the communities where we do business."

Suburban Buick GMC of Ferndale became a Suburban Collection dealership in this past January.  The Ferndale School System annually selects a Teacher of the Year for their elementary, middle and high schools.  Adams was selected to receive the added honor of the use of the Suburban vehicle in a random drawing among this year's three award-winning teachers made at the school district's awards program today.

In addition to Ferndale, The Suburban Collection this year awarded a one-year lease of a vehicle to educators selected by their school district as "Teacher of the Year" in seven communities in Southeastern Michigan.  These include: 


Paul Van Erman/ Groves High School


Christie Sabon/ Hillside Elementary


Sue Pickering / Boulan Park and Smith Middle Schools

                Sterling Heights/Utica        

Yvette Snopkowski/ Davis Junior High School


Kerry Kowalczyk/ Parkview Elementary


Jeff Peariso / Clarkston Jr. High School


Tara Lynn Frizzle/Houghton Elementary

The Suburban Collection plans to expand their Teacher of the Year award program to additional communities in 2013.

About the Suburban Collection:

The Suburban Collection is the 13th largest dealer group in the United States, with over 40 automotive franchises and over 30 dealer locations in Michigan, Florida and California.  The company employs over 1,600 people at its multiple Michigan locations and related businesses.  Additional information is available on the company's website www.suburbancollection.com

For additional information contact:   John McCandless  313-610-5600

SOURCE The Suburban Collection