Teacher Bio and Contact Information

Phone: 734-439-5079


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Microbiology and Biochemistry Eastern Michigan University M.S. Cellular and Molecular Biology University of Michigan Post Bac. Teaching Certificate Eastern Michigan University

Mr. Daniel Heikka

I am a Milan native and attended Milan Area Schools, graduating in 1992.  I have a BS in Microbiology and Biochemistry from Eastern Michigan University and a MS from University of Michigan in Cellular and Molecular Biology.  I am entering my 16th year teaching at Milan, and teaching is a second career for me, after spending 8 years doing science research. I am married to my High School sweetheart and this Fall 2022 we are celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary.  We have three children who all attend Milan Area Schools.  Zachary (17), Virginia (14) and Stella (12).

I will be teaching General Freshmen Biology, and Honors Freshmen Biology.  This marks the 15th year I have taught Freshmen Biology classes.  I have also taught General Chemistry, AP Biology and Anatomy and Physiology.  I love to read and learn about just about anything.  My goal is for students to learn how to think.

2022 marks the 19th season for me as the Head Varsity Swimming and Diving Coach in Milan, and I also serve as Director of the Milan Swim Club.