Michael Hanna teaches in the graduate elementary education programs. He is starting his sixth year as principal of Stratton Elementary in Arlington, MA, and has been working in public education as a principal, curriculum director, and teacher for 20 years. Michael is also adjunct lecturer at Endicott College’s Graduate School of Education, and has taught at Salem State and Fitchburg State universities.
Michael recently published, with Ben Mardell, an article titled “Democracy Empowerment Rubric: Assessing Whole Group Conversations in Early Childhood Classrooms" in the Fall 2016 issue of the Journal of Pedagogy, Pluralism, and Practice. The title of his dissertation is: “Perceptions of Elementary School Principals Regarding the Use of Critical Thinking in their Leadership."
BA in philosophy and French, Seattle University
MA in philosophy, Boston College
M.Ed. in School Organizational Management, Endicott College
PhD in Educational Studies, Lesley University