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Michael Pope

Michael Pope

DoDEA | 2017
Michael Pope has dedicated his 21-year career to teaching around the world. For 14 years, Michael has taught mathematics and science at Zama Middle High School in Japan. Michael is no stranger to adventurous learning. He has traveled to Colombia to study STEM teaching across genders, South Africa to study ways to incorporate global education into classrooms and, and most recently, to Svalbard—a Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean, to study climate change. Most recently, Michael was selected as a Global Teacher Prize Top 50 Finalist for 2020.