Leading for Change: Building a Culture of No Excuses
Format: Keynote or Workshop

Michael’s experiences as a Title I high school principal are put into action to address school and district needs. This session is built for school and district leaders and is focused on transforming a school’s culture from status quo to status GO! The session is full of stories of real school improvement strategies that have transformed teaching and learning at Michael’s schools.

Is your school or district ready to rebuild school culture?

The session focuses on major school culture pieces, including; rebranding, college going culture, focus on teaching and learning, breaking down barriers on the big 3–attendance, behavior and academics. Participants will learn about how to build school and district resources to build a Culture of No Excuses for staff, parents, and students.

Leading for Change will provide participants with research-based best practices to break down the barriers that are preventing a school culture from being deeply rooted in the school community.

A Wake-Up Call – Igniting the Passion for Teaching
Format: Keynote or Call to Action

A wake-up call is needed in education to ensure that we are meeting the needs of all students, our families and communities in the 21st. Century. More specifically, there is a palpable need for schools to implement high-impact instructional strategies – leveraging the power of technology to influence instruction. This session can provide the tools to conquer the academic barriers your school or district face.

Rethinking Assessment: Shifting Culture From Grading to Learning
Format: Workshop

Busy work a problem in your school or district? Then it is time to Rethink Assessment.

This session focuses on shifting schools and districts to rethink their assessment practices and bring purpose to the work students are asked to complete. With a focus on multiple topics including: formative assessment, proficiency-based grading, simple rubric development, and the importance of complexity over difficulty – schools and districts can completely rethink their assessment practices for ones focused on student learning.

Mission: High School Graduation – A Way of Work
Format: Workshop

Using a point system and laser focused data set, schools and districts can transform how they track, monitor and provide interventions to students whom are at-risk for high school graduation. This session will provide participants with an easy to use, customizable system that will allow schools, particularly high schools, to better identify students that are at-risk for graduation.

This session will allow schools and districts to narrow their focus on the right interventions with the right students, helping to move the needle in graduation rate. The session allows for complete customization for whatever graduation requirements or internal data points a school or district uses to define “at-risk”.

1:1 School Leadership Consulting // For Principals & Assistant Principals

Mike can provide on-site school leadership consulting for principals and assistant principals. These session occur on campus during the school day. Have Mike work with your leadership development by covering a wide-range of topics including, but not limited to:

  • Instructional Leadership
  • Assistant Principal Development
  • Aspiring Administrator Development
  • School Climate and Culture
  • School Branding & Marketing (Controlling the Narrative)
  • School Instructional Planning
  • School or District Strategic Planning


  • Evangel University Education Graduate Programs; St. Louis, Missouri
  • Florida Association for Media in Education
  • Florida Council of Language Arts Supervisors
  • Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS)
  • Fulton County Schools; Atlanta, Georgia
  • Grant Wood Education Area; Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Lake Mary Prep High School; Lake Mary, Florida
  • Pensacola Catholic High School; Pensacola, Florida
  • Richland Two School District; Columbia, South Carolina
  • University of Central Florida Graduate Programs; Orlando, Florida
  • Wasatch Back School District; Park City, Utah