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Mike DiBiasio

 

Middle School Integrative Studies: Writing Teacher

At McGillis since 2016

 

Contact Mike DiBiasio: mdibiasio@mcgillisschool.org

 

Education: 
B.A., Journalism, Ohio Wesleyan University
B.S., Outdoor Education, The University of New Hampshire
M.A.T., Westminister College 

 

Bio:
Mike has worked a variety of jobs, but nothing has felt as rewarding as teaching at McGillis. His past experiences as a journalist and outdoor educator were formative in making him the teacher he is today. Mike feels fortunate that he can draw upon those experiences to enrich the education of his students. When he’s not enjoying the special energy of McGillis, he likes to ski and run with his two dogs, listen to baseball on the radio, and relax on his back deck with his partner Sarah and their son Eddie.

 

As we celebrate our 30th anniversary, what is your wish for McGillis?
My wish for McGillis is that we continue to put our values into action!

 

I am currently reading:
Mountains of the Mind by Robert MacFarlane

 

I am learning to:
Tune and repair small engines... mostly my 25-year-old snowmobile.

 

Favorite McGillis lunch:
Veggie Curry & Rice

 

Favorite McGillis tradition:
WOW

 

Favorite McGillis moment:
All of my favorite McGillis memories involve buses full of students. Whether we were stuck in the desert sand or driving through a snowstorm singing Lizzo at the top of our lungs, school always seems a little more elevated when a bus of students is involved!

 

The defining moment that led you to your career in education:
Being introduced to The McGillis School.

 

What is a powerful moment you experienced at school?

It's always powerful to me when Middle School students rise to the occasion as mentors for our younger students, whether it's inviting them to play basketball during break, reading to them, or helping them open their milk during Family Group Lunch.