Originally from Philadelphia, Mike graduated from Princeton University in 2006 with a B.A. in Sociology, and received his teaching license the following year through the Princeton Teacher Preparation Program. Before coming to KIPP, Mike was the founding 8th grade Math teacher at The Soulsville Charter School in Memphis, TN. During his six years at Soulsville, Mike served as a Grade Level Chair, Athletic Director, Math Department Chair, as well director of happiness! While working in Memphis, Mike also received his Masters of Education from Christian Brothers University.
In 2011, he married Elza, the 8th grade English teacher at Soulsville, and is the proud father of healthy twins, Foster and Sage! Mike teaches at KIPP Philadelphia Charter School. He served as the 8th grade Math Teacher and Math Department Chair. He is so excited to continue his work with the staff at KPCS as he moves into an Assistant Principal role for the next school year. Mike is incredibly proud to be a father and a teacher. Mike's goal is to open his own school to provide students, teachers, and families a place where they can seek success and happiness, build community, and develop the tools to become positive, educated members of the world.