Michael McGroarty 
(323) 384-9474
mikemcgroarty75@gmail.com

Professional Highlights
Credentials
  • More than ten years' experience teaching K-12 students in public, charter, private, and faith schools​​

  • "Exceeds Standards" Certificate of Recognition from former LAUSD Supt. Vicky Ekchian

  • Three California single-subject authorizations: English, Social Science, and Music

  • English Language Development authorization (ELA1)

  • B.F.A. in Theater Arts (Boston University)

  • Currently enrolled in M.A. program (Classical Studies, Villanova University)

  • Professional background in the arts (music, theater, and business)

  • Reads and writes Spanish competently

  • Authorized to teach a variety of electives in the areas of English, Social Science, and Music 

CA Preliminary Credential:

Document # 200170434

(English, ELD, Social Science, and Music)

CA BTGDI (BTSA): 

Year One completed

Experience
Substitute Teacher - Teachers on Reserve 

​2019 - present

 

  • On-call Substitute Teacher for various schools in the Los Angeles area

 

Teacher - Ambassador School of Global Leadership at Robert F. Community Schools (LAUSD)

​2016 - 2019

 

  • English, Journalism, and Speech Teacher (Grades 6-12) 

  • "Exceeds Standards" Certificate of Recognition from former Supt. Vivian Ekchian

  • Organized field trips to Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, Disney Hall, and L.A. Times

  • Recruitment and Outreach Committee Lead

  • UTLA Chapter Chair

 

Music Producer / Composer -  Self, various record and production companies

​2008 - 2016

  • Clients include Britney Spears, Sia, and Katy Perry.

  • Companies include Sony Music, Jive Records, Hear Music (Starbucks), Attacknine, Kinotonik.

 

Actor / Director -  Various theater companies

​2000 - 2008

  • Theater companies include Santa Clarita Repertory, Pasadena Shakespeare, 24th Street Theater, Long Beach Playhouse, and the Raven Playhouse.

Substitute Teacher -  Los Angeles Unified School District

​1999 - 2008

Education​
Villanova University - M.A., Classical Studies candidate
Boston University - B.F.A., Theater Arts
UCLA Extension - English and Social Science Credentials; CalTPA
National University - Music Credential
Santa Monica College - Spanish and Latin American History; Music Theory
Colburn School - Music Theory 

References and letters of recommendation available upon request.

Password to access Sample Lessons / Demos page available upon request.

Passed Exams

CalTPA

CSET English

CSET Social Science

CSET Music

CTEL

CBEST

Spanish CSET Subtests I & II (currently pursuing Spanish single subject credential)

Multiple Subjects CSET

(currently pursuing Multiple Subjects credential)

Trainings

Core Knowledge Leadership Training (Core Knowledge Foundation)

Inclusive Schools Institute on Co-Teaching: Urban Education Leaders Collaborative (Cal State L.A.)

Reimagining High School, My Perspectives ELA (LAUSD) 

 

Interrupting Conscious and Unconscious Bias (Museum of Tolerance) 

RFK Human Rights Filmmaking Workshop (Linda Guthrie, LAUSD)

VIRTUS - Protecting God’s Children (L.A. Archdiocese)

Technology

Education Platforms: Proficient in Schoology, Canvas, Google Classroom, Jupiter Ed, Socrative, Zoom, Screencastify 

Music Software:

Proficient in Garageband, Logic Pro

Journalism / Creative Writing:

Proficient in SNO (School Newspapers Online) and Celtx (cloud-based screenwriting application)