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Dan Schab

Dan Schab is a master teacher. For 25 years, Mr. Schab has dedicated himself to engendering in his students an understanding and appreciation of mathematics and its relationship to the world around them. He is a mathematics teacher at Williamston (Mich.) High School and currently serves as Michigan’s Teacher of the Year.

Throughout his accomplished career, Mr. Schab has been relentless in his pursuit of excellence in the classroom. He continually collects and analyzes assessment and achievement data of his students to drive his instructional practices, emphasizing understanding and solid mathematical skills. His knowledge of his students and their needs and his thorough understanding of curricula and instruction whether it involves freshman remedial math or advanced placement calculus have made him among the most respected educators in the Williamston School District. Indeed, his honors are many. He was an Albert Einstein Distinguished Education Fellow in 2003, serving a yearlong fellowship in Washington, D.C. and taking an active role in rewriting Title II of the Higher Education Act. In addition, he was one of only 50 educators asked to participate in the Toyota International Teacher Program in 2000, and the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce honored him with its Excellence in Education Award twice. And in 2005, he was selected as Michigan’s Teacher of the Year.

Mr. Schab has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Grand Valley State University (1981) and a master’s degree in K-12 educational administration from MSU (1991).

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