Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Alex Popkey

Born and raised in Kalamazoo, I hail from an extensive lineage of teachers. I have lived in the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area for nearly twenty years. I hold a B.F.A. in Art Education from Michigan State, an M.A. in Women and Gender Studies from Eastern Michigan, and an M.A. in Elementary Education from the University of Michigan. 

I have been teaching at Mitchell Elementary since 2017. Before coming to Ann Arbor, I taught 5th grade and 7th & 8th grade science in Canton and Saginaw. I am passionate about integrating social justice, eco-justice and arts into education. 

When I am not teaching, I can be found with my spouse and one year old at the Ypsilanti Farmers Market or camping near Lake Michigan. I enjoy reading, traveling, playing sports and dancing. My very favorite thing to do is spend time with family and friends, exchanging stories and laughter.