Hi, I’m Michael.
I have been teaching and leading in special education programs for nine years.
My career began in 2011 at a treatment centre for children with a dual-diagnosis. As a rookie teacher, I led a classroom team of school board support staff and agency personnel as we balanced the educational and treatment needs of students with multiple exceptionalities.
After that, I led an autism intensive support program within a high school for six years. In that role, I created a vocational training program that fostered an inclusive learning community within my school and prepared students with autism to transition successfully to co-op, meaningful employment, and college.
Currently, I am head of Special Education at Western Technical Commercial School in Toronto. As a teacher-leader, I help my colleagues by sharing strategies and resources for leading inclusive classrooms and using technology as a tool to empower students of all abilities. After class I coach my school’s soccer team.
I am also a graduate student. I am working towards completing my Master of Education degree, with a focus on educational technology and leadership.
I am dedicated to influencing teaching and student success beyond my own classroom. I built this site in 2020 so I can be of as much service to as many teachers as possible.
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