My name is Michael Macfadden, but most people call me Mike. I am a business, technology, and design teacher at Glenbrook South High School where I also sponsor the ping pong club.
Instructionally, my areas of focus include teaching entrepreneurship, graphic design, web design, and video game design. I feel incredibly fortunate to get to teach what I’m most passionate about to some of the most amazing students around.
Previously, I was employed as a district level technology coach in Lake Villa School District 41, where I worked with teachers to integrate technology into their lessons.
Prior to that, I worked in a charter school on Chicago’s Northwest Side. There, I developed and refined a comprehensive technology curriculum that focused on 21st century literacy, which I have learned to define as “fluency in all forms of communication.”
I earned my masters in Educational Leadership from Northeastern Illinois University. I earned a degree in History Education from Illinois State University. I hold Type 9 teaching and Type 75 administrative certificates. I also attended Oakton Community College, Northern Michigan University, and Governors State University, where I completed the requirements to earn Technology Education and Business, Marketing, and Computer Education teaching endorsements.
In addition to teaching, I lead professional development in the areas of educational technology and speak on matters related to business education.
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