Michael Roberts is the Director of Elementary Curriculum and Instruction for Scottsdale Unified School District in Scottsdale, AZ. In his current position, Michael supports 19 elementary and K-8 schools.
Prior to moving to Scottsdale, Michael was the principal of Desert View Elementary School (DVES) in Hermiston, Oregon. Under Michael’s leadership, DVES produced evidence of increased learning every year for all students and met the challenges of 40 percent growth over four years, a rising EL population, and a dramatic increase in the number of trauma-affected students.
Michael attributes the success of DVES to the total commitment of staff to the three big ideas and the four essential questions of professional learning communities. That commitment led to a schoolwide transition from “me” to “we”—a fundamental shift in thinking that made all the difference.
Previously, Michael served as an assistant principal in Prosser, Washington, where he was named the 2010–11 Three Rivers Principal Association Assistant Principal of the Year. In 2011–12, Michael was a finalist for Washington Assistant Principal of the Year.
Michael earned his bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Washington State University and his master’s degree in educational leadership from Azusa Pacific University.
Every Kid Now supports all students learning at a high level, regardless of their current proficiency by supporting the hard working adults in the building through a blend of on site and web based, professional development workshops and coaching.
Partner with Michael to explode you school's quo. By the adults in the building making the shift from "me" to "we", your students will greatly benefit.
Michael is dynamic, humorous and inspiring with the real world knowledge of how to lead this important work and get your school or district to the next level of student learning.
Michael's On Site Professional Development has earned an average score or 4.78 on a 5 point scale.