B.A. in History with a minor in Education from Clark University; M.A. in Social Studies from Teachers College of Columbia University. Michael Skrilow has worked for nearly a decade with middle school students in Brooklyn both as an ELA and Social Studies teacher and has worked with both general education students and at risk students, successfully reformulated the social studies curriculum to include a more interdisciplinary approach with the ELA department in order to further develop students' writing and reading ability. Currently, Michael works as the Head of the Humanities department, and teaches 7th graders at the Eagle Academy for Young Men at Ocean Hill, a new 6-12 all boys' public school, which he cofounded, wrote the curriculum, and successfully presented to the New York City Board of Education. Additionally Michael has aided in the development of many new teachers, both from Columbia's Teachers College, and the New York City Teaching Fellows. Based on his work with students and colleagues alike, Michael was awarded the New York State Exceptional Educator Award in May of 2009. In the future he wishes to continue to work with the Eagle family in order to create another Eagle Academy.