Mike is a retired commissioned officer who flew helicopters and served in the United States Army for more than 26 years. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Science in Applied Mathematics from the Naval Postgraduate School. He completed additional post-graduate course work in mathematics education at Auburn University at Montgomery and completed a one-year fellowship at the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied leadership philosophy. His educator experiences include Student Tutor, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the United States Military Academy at West Point, Adjunct Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Mount Saint Mary’s College, and Mathematics Tutor, Mathnasium of Cedar Park, Texas.
Mishel B. (Bachelor of Science Nursing)
Elementary Education, General Sciences
Mishel has been an Austin area resident for over 13 years. She earned an associate’s degree in Nursing from Carolinas Medical Center in North Carolina and has more than 10 years of nursing experience in cardiology, critical care, and rehabilitation. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from South University while serving as a cardiac nurse. She volunteers within her community with girl scout and cub scout troops, theatre department, and served as a Sunday school teacher for 15 years. Mishel has a love for teaching through experimentation and hands-on learning. She is passionate about science and helping students develop an interest in the “how” and “why” of problem solving. In her free time, Mishel enjoys reading, volunteering, outdoor sports, and listening to music.