Michael was a member of Catholic Central’s graduating class of 1992. The next year he went on to study Public Administration at the University of Windsor. It was during this program of study where he completed an internship at the Mayor’s Office, working for Mayor Mike Hurst and his staff. Michael received the University of Windsor Board of Governor’s Medal for top performance in his program.
Following his year of study in Education, Michael attended Université Ste Anne in Church Point, Nova Scotia, where he played volleyball for the Dragons and attained his Français Fonctionnel certification. Nova Scotia and the Acadian community along la Baie Ste Marie hold a very special place in Michael’s heart to this day.
Upon his return to Windsor, Michael was hired by the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board where he taught grades 7 and 8 for over ten years. He has since been in administration for the past eight years and is currently the Principal of St. Anne French Immersion School.
Some of his best memories from his career in education include being his daughter’s principal for three years and counting and representing the WECDSB Leadership Program as Valedictorian. His “once in a career” moment came in 2014 where, as Principal of Queen of Peace School, he worked alongside a member of the community to secure a $1.6 million donation for the grade 8 graduates of Queen of Peace School who would continue their studies at a Catholic secondary institution. Michael was especially proud of this endeavour as it promoted the importance of Catholic Education and the vocation of Catholic educators.
Some of Michael’s fondest memories from Catholic Central include playing in the All-City Volleyball Showcase, portraying Zayna as CCH Prime Minister and Martin Gore from Depeche Mode in the spirit assemblies, working the CCH bingos with his parents and representing the graduating class of 1992 as Valedictorian.
Most recently, Michael was recognized for his efforts in school leadership in the profile "Principal Praise" which can be viewed here: http://www.wecdsb.on.ca/pdf/news/2016/10-13-2016.pdf.