With nearly 20 years of experience as an educational practitioner and consultant, Mikal has witnessed, encountered first-hand, and studied the complex issues that perpetuate educational inequity and poverty within urban communities. Because of this, he is passionate about delivering solutions to maximize the educational and economic outcomes of underserved populations. To that end, he manages relationships between universities and K-12 institutions to enhance teacher preparation and community-based programs; guides partnerships between local educational agencies and the private sector; and supports educational organizations with work including diversity and inclusion initiatives, strategic planning, and program evaluation.
As a leadership and executive coach, Mikal supports existing and aspiring leaders with aligning their professional development, performance, and personal goals to advance their careers and achieve maximum impact.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and sociology from the University of Pennsylvania, a master’s in secondary education from Temple University, and both a certificate in education policy and program evaluation and an executive certificate in nonprofit management from the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. Currently, he is a doctoral candidate in the Global Executive Doctor in Education program at the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education where his research focuses on culturally responsive leadership in K-12 school systems. Mikal is also a licensed trainer in the Restorative Practices model credentialed through the International Institute for Restorative Practices.