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Michael Edelman

Michael Edelman

Director of Education

Expertise: Education, classroom instruction, educational policy, early literacy, STEM education

Education: University of Pennsylvania

Favorite spot in Northeast Ohio: Huntington Reservation


Michael Edelman was a middle school science and mathematics teacher in the Washington, D.C., metro area and in Philadelphia. As a classroom teacher, he focused on inquiry-based science learning and allowing his students to discover the concepts of science and math through discovery and problem solving. He also served as a junior high assistant principal and middle school principal. As a principal he oversaw the transition of two junior high schools to middle schools. Michael came to Cleveland to serve as the director of curriculum and staff development for a network of charter schools.


  • Holds School Turn Around credentials from the University of Virginia and degrees from West Chester University and the University of Pennsylvania

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