June Teisan

Retired, 7th grade Science

Harper Woods Secondary School
Harper Woods Michigan
Total years as a classroom teacher: 27

Oakland University                  Educational Specialist                          2004
Wayne State University                       Master of Arts in Teaching                  1991
Wayne State University                       Bachelor of Arts in Biological Science            1986

1987 – 2014                7th grade Science, Harper Woods Secondary School


2014-15    Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow, NOAA
2013        National Science Teacher Association Middle School PASCO STEM Educator Award
2011        Toyota TAPESTRY $10,000 Grant Awardee
2011        EPA Great Lakes Shipboard and Shoreline Educator
2011        NASA TeacherNaut
2008        Smithsonian Teacher Ambassador
2008        Michigan Teacher of the Year
2008        Finalist for National Teacher of the Year
2005 White House Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathmatics and Science Teaching
2002 and 2012                National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification and Renewal



  • Mrs, Teisan’s work ethic is based on a simple philosophy: She loves teaching and has seen firsthand the life-changing impact of a quality education.


  • Her goal is to be the best representative on behalf of fellow educators, serve as a voice for students and families, and join her efforts with those who seek to move education ahead in our country.



“Oftentimes, the students we were receiving were more than three years below grade level.  Despite all of the obstacles we faced, June remained true to her profession and resolute in her belief that each and every student in her classes deserved the very best. Rather than require less of her students, she appropriately demanded more of herself..”

–Peter R. Newman, former colleague


“It is June’s work with students, outreach to fellow educators, and advocacy on behalf of the teaching profession that reveal the true scope of her talent.”

— Mike Flanagan, Michigan State Superintendent