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Michael Moynihan

About Michael

Head of Upper School, The Heights School

301.365.0227 ext. 125

A native of Rochester, NY, Michael Moynihan graduated summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame Honors Program in 1992. After teaching for one year and earning a master’s degree in theology from The Catholic University of America, he joined the faculty of The Heights School in 1995. He has taught chemistry, A.P. chemistry, eighth grade science, ethics, math and religion, has coached The Heights’ cross-country team and founded The Heights Mountaineers program. Michael was named Head of the Upper School in 2002. Michael is the author of three books and has given talks on education and parenting in various cities including Houston, New York, Boston and Montreal. He has extensive experience mentoring teachers and school leaders and is currently writing a book on teaching to foster engagement in students. Michael has made numerous contributions to The Heights Forum through articles—including a book length series on recovering the full scope of human reason in education—and podcasts. He is currently the director of the Initiative for the Renewal of Science Education. Michael and his wife, Angela, have eleven children.