Michael P. Moriarty, NBCT
Michael Moriarty, Career Pathways Coordinator, supports Career and Technical Education (CTE) initiatives for teacher professional development and school programming through project design, curricular and implementation support, and fundraising. The Instructors Apprenticeship professional development program is enhancing educators technical, cultural and pedagogical competencies.
Michael taught in Chicago Public Schools for 7 years teaching high school mathematics. During this time, he was awarded by the Southside Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year Award in 2009. Michael received his Bachelor’s Degree from Illinois State University in Secondary Mathematics Education, and a Master’s Degree from Roosevelt University in Teacher Leadership. Michael is recognized as National Board Certified Teacher who has represented the state of Illinois in mathematics implementation for the American Federation of Teachers. For the past five years, Michael has been a professional development facilitator for the Quest Center and has managed many initiatives. Other than mathematics, Michael’s pedagogical specialties are diverse including STEM Education, Career and Technical Education, educational neuroscience, social-emotional learning, and trauma-sensitive education.
Away from the Quest Center, Michael spends his time with his wife and three children cooking and gardening together. He is also a musician and founded a non-profit charity supporting families experiencing pediatric cancer.