Fifth grade teacher, Gary Koppelman, has been nominated as a Michigan state finalist in science for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).
Mr. Koppelman was inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame in June. He, also, received the Shell Science Teaching Award in 2013, which is presented to one teacher a year by the National Science Teachers Association.
Mr. Koppelman has taught in Blissfield for 27 years and is the vision behind the Blissfield Environmental LIfe Lab. He is one of two Michigan elementary science teachers eligible for this award, which is the nation's highest honor for US math and science teachers for grades K-12.
As a finalist, he is a candidate for Michigan's Presidential Award; and his application has been forwarded for judging at the national level. As a state finalist, he will be recognized by the Network of Michigan Educators and the Michigan Department of Education in December. The Michigan Science Teachers Association will, also, honor him in February.
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