Michael Funaro - NYU Steinhardt Teacher Residency Program

Michael Funaro

Michael Funaro
REGION:
NYC
SCHOOL:
NYC DOE
SUBJECT:
English
HOMETOWN:
Rock Island, IL
DEGREES:
Western Illinois University, Illinois - BA, English
HOBBIES AND TALENTS:
I spend most my free time playing guitar, reading and biking

About Me

I am from Rock Island, Illinois. I went to Western Illinois University in Macomb. I graduated with my Bachelor’s in English in 2017. I have spent a lot of time working in education and nonprofit sector. I worked as a substitute teacher, paraprofessional and did Americorps service with Reading Partners in the Bronx.

What about the residency are you most looking forward to?

Working directly in schools, forming relationships with students and teachers and learning how I can be the best teacher I can be.

Did you have a teacher who made a lasting impression on you?

My high school English teacher would dress as characters from the literature we were reading. Because he was also director at a local theatre he had access to hundreds of costumes. It was always a surprise to see how he was dressed in the morning!