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Steven Koponen (MI '01)


At the time of the Award, Steven Koponen was:

O.E. Dunckel Middle School
Farmington Hills, MI

Subject(s) taught: Mathematics, English/Language
Grade(s): 7, 8

Biographical Information

Steven Koponen just finished a 30-year career teaching in Farmington Public Schools teaching math and language arts (Grades 7, 8, 10). He served for two decades as department chair/instructional leader for the math department and 3 years as tech lead for Warner Middle School. He lives in Farmington, Michigan with his wife, Sandi and two children, Mirabella and Vitaliy. Currently he is looking for his next chapter, in assessment or curriculum, either working for the State of Michigan, a publishing company, online curriculum or testing company.

Additional Information


1993 Eastern Michigan University, B.A., 1997 Wayne State University, M.A.


Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) Michigan Finalist -- winners for 2023 not yet announced

Grade 8 Mathematics, Algebra I, Honors Geometry, Language Arts (Grades 7, 8, 10)