Michael came to Taft from the Forman School, where he taught computer science and served as technology support specialist. Prior to his time at Forman, Michael was on the faculty at Lexington Christian Academy in Massachusetts, where he was an educational technology associate, computer programming and 3D modeling/printing teacher, and the system and network administrator. A graduate of Montserrat College of Art, Michael is a talented graphic designer and digital artist with a number of illustration and web design credits to his name. At Taft, Michael teaches five sections of computer science and coaches skiing and track. Michael recently participated in a conference on "Privacy, Security, and Power - The State of Digital Surveillance" at UCONN School of Law. He also completed several courses on ray tracing and real-time rendering during the SIGGRAPH 2017 conference in Los Angeles, which showcases cutting edge research in computer graphics. This fall Michael begins online graduate courses through Harvard University, working toward a master's degree in Computer Science with a focus on Cyber Security. He lives in nearby Torrington with his wife, Zakiyah.