George Lucas Educational Foundation

Michael Dunlea

Michael Dunlea teaches third grade in Tabernacle, New Jersey, and has been teaching for the last 17 years. Michael attained National Board Certification as an Early Childhood Generalist in 2015. He is currently pursuing his second master’s degree in teacher leadership at Mount Holyoke College. In 2018, he received the Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and is a 2020 NEA Global Learning Fellow. In 2012, he was recognized as New Jersey State Teacher of the Year Finalist. Michael lives with his wife and three children in southern New Jersey. 


  • Teaching Strategies

    5 Ways to Combat Classroom Isolation

    Looking outside your classroom walls can help students develop a global perspective—and refresh your teaching.
  • School Climate

    Every Student Matters: Cultivating Belonging in the Classroom

    These five strategies can make a big difference in ensuring that students feel they belong in your classroom.