B.A. in English Language and Literature, and Political Science, University of Michigan; M.S. in Teaching Adolescence English, Fordham University. Upon receiving his bachelor’s degree Michael was accepted into Teach For America’s highly selective service corps where he initiated his career as an educator at Henry Hudson Intermediate School 125 where he continues to teach. As the 7th grade teacher Michael has designed a core thematic and cross-curricular English language arts curriculum, facilitated heterogeneous literature circles and organized Saturday test preparation workshops to prepare students for citywide reading and math examinations.