B.S. in Special Education, Baruch College; M.S. Ed. in Elementary Education, Hunter College; Ed.M. in Education Leadership, Teachers College, Columbia University. Michael has been a teacher in the NYC Department of Education for thirteen years. He spent the last two years as a Special Education Teacher in a Collaborative Team Teaching eighth grade classroom at MS 337X, The School for Inquiry and Social Justice. He initiated a mentoring program in his school for new teachers based upon his experience as a mentor in District 75 for three years. He was also the chairperson of the Pupil Personnel Committee at MS 337X and the co-author of the User’s Manual for the Tablet PC used by coaches, librarians and mentors across the Department of Education. He also taught emotionally disturbed students for third through sixth grades at P10X and served as the Crisis Intervention Specialist. He is currently an Administrative Educational Officer in the Division of Accountability and Achievement Resources at the Chancellor’s Office for the NYC Department of Education.