Director, Leadership Development
Michael graduated with a BA in Psychology from Rutgers College in New Brunswick, NJ. He went on to serve as an AmeriCorps member in Patterson, NJ with NJ Community Development Corporation and JFK High School’s School-Based Youth Services Program, where he helped run workshops, provided tutoring services, and coordinated community service projects. While searching for an opportunity to continue in the education field and explore the nonprofit sector on Idealist.org, Michael found NYC Leadership Academy! Over five years later, Michael still cherishes the opportunity he’s been given to come back to the city he grew up in (born and raised in the Bronx!) and support the public education system that was so formative during his youth. In his current position as Director of Leadership Support Programs, he supports coaches in the field, helps design leadership development workshops for principals, and seeks to continually improve and enhance the work including the use of technology.