Teacher Features

Mark Koschmann

Home state: Michigan
Grade(s): 6-8
Subject(s): Science

Mr. Koschmann’s classes look forward to having fun while learning how their science applies to their lives and how to present it to others.

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Michael Berenkowski

Home state: Michigan
Grade(s): Grades 7-12

Mike Berenkowski’s favorite teaching moments are when his older students work alongside younger students to share knowledge and love for Lake Huron.

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Michele L. Huppert

Home state: Wisconsin
Grade(s): 10 through 12

Michele Huppert, a teacher from west-central Wisconsin, has inspired students to investigate and value the natural world for over 20 years.

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John Gensic

Home state: Indiana
Grade(s): 10 and 12
Subject(s): Biology

Infusing Great Lakes topics in curriculum helps students gain an understanding of the local ecosystem, a sense of place, and the role of stewardship.

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Mark Warman

Home state: Ohio
Grade(s): K-College, Professionals

To have the Great Lakes in our backyard is a cool responsibility to enjoy.

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Bob Thomson

Home state: Michigan

Michigan Elementary Science Teacher of the Year, Bob Thomson (Alpena), inspires Great Lakes learning, community connections, and student stewardship.

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Hannah Evans

Home state: Pennsylvania

Hannah is a Biology and Environmental Science Teacher at Fort LeBoeuf High School in Waterford, PA. She inspires both her student and colleagues!

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Pam Evans

Home state: Illinois

Pam is a 6th Grade Math, Science, and Social Studies teacher at Jefferson Elementary School in Charleston, Illinois.

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