Michael is the Recruitment and Retention Coordinator for the Seattle Teacher Residency, a graduate-level teacher preparation program focused on developing a diverse pipeline of teachers specifically for Seattle Public Schools. He oversees admissions, recruitment, alumni relations, and community partnerships.
Michael began his career in education as an AmeriCorps member with Partners in School Innovation, an education reform non-profit based in San Francisco, where he worked on student assessments and data analysis. He went on to a teach for ten years in high poverty elementary schools in Los Angeles and Seattle. While a classroom teacher, he was an active member of various leadership committees and community organizations focused on a range of issues ranging from mathematics education and college access to race, equity, and social justice.
Michael received his B.A. from UC Berkeley and his M.Ed from UCLA. He is an active member of the Cal Alumni Association, where he has previously served on the Board of Directors and is currently the Washington State District Chair for the Association’s Leadership Award. In his free time, he likes to run, watch college football, and BBQ.