Teacher Bio and Contact Information
Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Microbiology and Chemistry Eastern Michigan University M.S. Cell 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 Chemistry from Eastern Michigan University and a MS from University of Michigan in Cellular and Molecular Biology. I am entering my 12th 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 2018 we are celebrating our 21st wedding anniversary. We have three children who all attend Milan Area Schools. Zachary (13), Virginia (10) and Stella (8).
I will be teaching General Freshmen Biology, Honors Freshmen Biology and AP Biology this year. This marks the 10th year I have taught Freshmen Biology classses and thjis will be the 4th time in my career to teach AP Biology. I have also taught General Chemistry and Anatomy and Physiology. I love to read and learn about just about anything. I feel that reading is power, and if you can read for content, you can learn to do just about anything.
2018 marks the 15th season for me as the Head Varsity Swimming and Diving Coach at Milan, and I also serve as Director of the Milan Swim Club.