George Lucas Educational Foundation

Mike Herring

I'm a former HS English teacher (NBCT) and charter school principal, currently working to build capacity of administrators on Chicago's west side. I'm energized by the arrival of Common Core and am interested to collaborate on projects that will use CCSS to require more rigorous writing and critical thinking from students.

Areas of Interest: 
Writing instruction,
curriculum design for Common Core,
presentation-based learning,
social justice themed unit planning,
arts-infused classrooms,
innovative student engagement initiatives