Michael McGroarty 
(323) 384-9474

Professional Highlights

CA Preliminary Credential:

Document # 200170434

(English, ELD, Social Science, and Music)


Year One completed

Substitute Teacher - El Segundo Unified School District 

​2021 - present


Substitute Teacher - Teachers on Reserve 

​2019 - present


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

Villanova University - M.A., Classics, candidate
Boston University - B.F.A., Theater Arts
UCLA Extension - Teaching Credential; CalTPA
Santa Monica College - Spanish and Latin American History
Colburn School - Music Theory 

References and letters of recommendation available upon request.

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

Passed Exams


CSET English

CSET Social Science

CSET Music



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

Multiple Subjects CSET

(currently pursuing Multiple Subjects credential)


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)


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)