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 credentials: English, Social Science, and Music

  • Authorized to teach English Language Development (ELA1 authorization)

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

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

  • Currently enrolled in Administrative Credential program (Loyola Marymount University)

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

  • Can read and write Spanish competently

  • Can teach variety of electives (Shakespeare, Journalism, Music Theory, Piano, European History, Ethnic Studies, etc.) 

English

Document #170222639

Social Science

Document #190201264

Music

Document # pending

ELA1 Authorization 

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

Passed Exams

CalTPA

CSET English

CSET Social Science

CSET Music

CTEL

CBEST

Trainings

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​
Villanova University - M.A., Classical Studies candidate
Loyola Marymount University - Preliminary Administrative Credential 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.

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)