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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 class, color, or learning need. In his role as co-CEO, Michael oversees communications, advocacy, development, finance and operations. Michael joined New Schools for New Orleans 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 developing 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. Michael is a graduate of Harvard College, and received a teaching degree from Pace University and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.