Michael has over 30 years experience as an educator and education leader. Michael was the COO of the One to One Institute and a Principal Author of Project Red. He has worked with schools, districts and states across the country, and in Europe, Africa and the Middle East in an effort to redefine the learning process and implement systems of continuous improvement. In 2009 Michael led the research team that designed the methodology, created the data collection instruments, and analyzed the data for the groundbreaking work of Project RED. Michael has co-authored several books, including A Global Toolkit for Education Transformation; The Technology Factor: Nine Keys to Student Achievement and Cost Effectiveness; Revolutionizing Education through Technology; and Technology for Learning: A Guidebook for Change.


Michael holds degrees in elementary and secondary education, music performance, musicology, and Curriculum, Instruction and Leadership.  His doctoral thesis integrates learning and the arts in an investigation of the power of creativity and movement to solve academic problems, enhance understanding of traditional academic content, and increase long-term retention of academic content. His passion for education, creativity, and technology stems from the belief that open access to education, the arts, and technology has the potential to empower individuals and communities in unprecedented ways. People around the globe are beginning to understand that knowledge, creativity and collaborative technology have the potential to break down previously insurmountable barriers, and lead to a more just and equitable society for all.