Michael Tipton grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and graduated from Louisiana State University, where he majored in political science and history. He joined Teach For America in 2005 and taught in New York City. There, he was a founding teacher at Mott Hall Bronx High School where he taught 9th grade humanities and helped pilot the school’s service learning and student government programs. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Michael was offered the opportunity to move home to Louisiana to lead Teach For America’s efforts in the region. He is now the executive director of Teach For America - South Louisiana. When not working, Michael likes to read about politics and watch college football. His team? The LSU Tigers.
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