Michael W. Evans, Sr., is currently the Retired Executive Director of Secondary School Leadership in the Newport News Public School District in Newport News, Virginia and works part time as an Educational Consultant. He also is a 17-year adjunct professor in the department of school leadership at Regent University, in Virginia Beach Virginia. He is a visionary leader with 33 years of experience in the arena of education with seventeen years in school administration. He is highly skilled in effectively managing personnel and motivating staff to reach their fullest potential through his proven organizational, managerial and mentoring expertise.
Michael has earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Education; a Masters in Secondary Administration; with coursework towards an Educational Doctorate in School Administration from Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Throughout his educational career, Michael has worked as a Teacher/Coach, Assistant Principal, Principal, Adjunct Professor and Principal Executive Director for Student Leadership. During his tenure, Michael was recognized as the Virginia Student Council Association State Principal of the Year. He has shared his wealth of knowledge through the publication of such articles as co-author of “Changing School Environment: Restructuring One Virginia High School” and “Hiring the Best School Counseling Candidates to Promote Student’s Achievement”, both published in the NASSP Bulletin.
Michael’s most recent achievement came from the College Board. His school was recognized as one of four in the country to receive the coveted Inspirational Award from the College Board. This award is given to the top four schools in the country that demonstrate a commitment to academic rigor and the increased number of low social economic students taking challenging curriculums.
As an accomplished keynote speaker, he has spoken in many forums around the country, including International stops in London, England, and Willingen, Germany on various topics such as “Motivating Teachers”; “Marching in the New Millennium”, What is Your Beat? “; Instructional Leadership Teams: The Principal and the Assistant Principal”; JROTC in American Schools”; and “Changing the Organizational Culture to Increase Student Achievement: Restructuring One Virginia High School”.