Head of School
Michael has experience teaching at all levels pre-kindergarten through college, and he has taught in independent schools overseas and in the U.S. The experiences he collected teaching such a wide range of students provide him with a global perspective on the process of education and a strong understanding of how students learn and develop.
Michael provides professional development for teachers and administrators and he regularly leads school accreditation teams for the Southern Association of Independent Schools.
Michael earned his doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy from Vanderbilt University. He also holds a B.A. and M.A. in Germanic Studies, a B.S. in Education, a M.A.E. in Educational Administration, and a M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction. Michael joined Cliff Valley in 2004.