Director of Family and Community Engagement
Cajon Valley Union School District
Michael has been in education for 24 years as a teacher, Assistant Principal, Principal and is now the Director of Family and Community Engagement and English Language Services in the Cajon Valley Union School District in El Cajon, California. The CVUSD FACE department is currently 1 of 6 districts working with the California Engagement Initiative and is working in conjunction with representatives from California to create a state-wide Family and Community Engagement development program for all school districts. Michael and his team presented at the CSBA Conference Dec 2019, San Diego Equity Conference Jan 2020, and the NCDC Conference Feb. 2020, NSBA Conference 2022. The CVUSD FACE received the Magna Award from the National School Board Association in 2020. Working in collaboration with the Brookings Institute and are featured as a model school district for implementing effective FACE strategies captured in the playbook, Collaborating to Transform and Improve Education Systems - a playbook for family-school engagement Fall 2021.