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A New Orleans native, Michael is committed to ensuring that New Orleans becomes the first city in the country to provide an excellent education to every child, regardless of race, class, or learning need. In his role as co-chief executive officer at New Schools for New Orleans, Michael oversees the organization’s communications, advocacy, development, and finance work. Michael joined NSNO following his time with the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company in New York. While at McKinsey, Michael worked on a number of education-related projects, including serving on the team that developed Pennsylvania’s Race to the Top application strategy.
Prior to McKinsey, Michael taught 7th, 8th, and 9th grade math in public schools in Brooklyn and Manhattan through the New York City Teaching Fellows program. He has worked for the Achievement First charter school management organization and for Bronx Charter School for the Arts. Before that, Michael spent nearly eight years acting in, directing, and producing theater in New York and Los Angeles. Michael is a graduate of Harvard College, received a teaching degree from Pace University and his MBA from Columbia Business School. He is a member of the Broad Residency class of 2010-2012. He is a Fellow of the 15th class of the Pahara - Aspen Education Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.