June Teisan

Fellowship Placement: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Cohort: 2014-2015

June Teisan is a veteran urban educator who designs and delivers vibrant learning experiences for students and fellow teachers. June served as Michigan Teacher of the Year 2007-2008 and was one of four finalists for 2008 National Teacher of the Year. She was awarded the White House Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching in 2005, Middle School STEM Educator of the Year by the National Science Teacher Association in 2012, and was one of five inductees into the National Teacher Hall of Fame in 2016. June is Past President of the Network of Michigan Educators and Director at Large with the Michigan Science Teachers Association.

June holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Sciences, a Master of Arts degree in Teaching Biological Sciences, an Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership, and is a doctoral candidate in Educational Leadership. In addition, June is a National Board Certified teacher who brought science to life everyday for her 7th grade students at Harper Woods Schools on Detroit’s northeast border for 27 years.

June was a 2014-2015 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow placed in the Office of Education at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration where she continues to work as an Education Outreach and Program Specialist. June is passionately committed to widening opportunities for underrepresented and underserved students in the STEM fields, and is committed to supporting urban and early-career educators with rich, innovative professional development.