Michael Higley has worked in the field of education since 2001 receiving his Bachelors degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, specializing in Middle School Education. He has experience teaching 6-8 grade computer technology, sixth grade Social Studies, as well as teaching 7/8 Reading and Language Arts. Michael went on to earn a Masters degree in Educational Leadership and Administration where he later served as a middle school assistant principal and a technology coach for the fourth largest school district in Tennessee. Most recently he earned his doctorate in e-Learning focusing on teacher professional development using online learning applications and technology.
Michael currently works in the Tampa Bay Area as the Director of Assessment and Data for a 6th-12th grade charter school for the Arts. He enjoys working closely with administrators, teachers, students, and businesses as they learn to blend the best of face-to-face instruction with digital technology integration. Michael is a Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator, a Microsoft in Education Trainer, Google for Education administrator, and digital learning application enthusiast. When Michael isn’t working one-on-one with teachers and students, he can be found featured as a Top e-Learning Author, the largest online community of professionals involved in the eLearning industry.