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Brian Langley (MI '07)

Teacher, Science Content Area Leader

Novi Senior High School
Novi, MI

Subject(s) taught: Physics, Chemistry
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

At the time of the Award, Brian Langley was:

Novi Senior High School
Novi, MI

Subject(s) taught: Chemistry, Physics
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Biographical Information

Brian Langley has been teaching chemistry and physics at Novi High School in Michigan since 2000, encouraging his students not just to take the class but to “Dominate Life” – a slogan his classes have adopted as a reminder to make the most of their opportunities. Langley has been working with literacy coaches in his district since 2008 on ways to incorporate more reading and writing in the science classroom and has presented on the topic. Along with teaching, Langley is also a Science Content Area Leader for the Novi Community School District and has served on numerous committees including one that led to the establishment of Professional Learning Communities district-wide. Langley is currently involved with improving the district’s teacher evaluation system. Langley received the College of Natural Science Recent Alumni Award from Michigan State University in 2008, was a fellow at the Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes in 2014, and received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching in 2016. He was formerly acting Past-President of the Network of Michigan Educators, a group connecting outstanding educators as recognized by Michigan’s Department of Education.

Related Connections

Milestone: Brian Langley (MI '07) Selected as STEM Teacher Ambassador

Milestone: Two Milken Educators Win Presidential Award for STEM Teaching

Brian Langley In The News

Novi Teacher Chosen as STEM Ambassador
Novi News  |  Jul 25, 2018  |  Novi, MI

Five basic lessons on public education
Washington Post  |  Jul 19, 2013  |  Washington, D.C.

Additional Information


2014 Lowell Milken Center Fellow

Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching


1999 Michigan State University, B.A.

2002 Michigan State University, M.A.