Hi, I'm Michael

I am an inclusive educator.

I believe every student can succeed when instruction, assessments & learning environments are designed for their needs, not ours.

Digital technology is a tool I use to engage and empower individuals with special education needs.

My teaching career began in 2011 at a treatment centre for children with a dual-diagnosis. After that I taught in an Autism program for six years. In that role I created a vocational training program that fostered inclusion within my school and prepared my students to transition successfully to meaningful employment.

Currently I am head of Special Education at Western Technical-Commercial School in Toronto. As a teacher leader I support colleagues to develop effective practices for teaching students with learning disabilities, autism, ADHD, and other special needs.

After class I coach my school's soccer team. I am part of my school board's Digital Lead Learner program. I am also a graduate student.

Photo credit: Jason Kunin 2019

I want to help you empower your students with special needs using technology in an inclusive classroom.