Originally from Long Island, New York, he attended NYU where he studied Physical Anthropology, Sociology, and Creative Writing. After college Michael joined TFA as a 2011 Rhode Island corps member, where he taught 9th -12th grade English at the Juanita Sanchez Educational Complex. After his two years in the corps Michael continued to teach at his placement school, while also pursuing a master’s degree in Urban Education Policy at Brown University. Michael enjoys helping teachers develop in their practice and skills, and has worked as an instructional coach in both his role as a CMA at NYC Institute, as well as the Teacher Leader of the English department. When he isn’t working with students and teachers he loves spending time with his close friends and family. He especially enjoys trying new food and new restaurants.