Michael graduated from Northumbria University, Newcastle in 2007 with a BSc (Hons) degree in Business Information Systems. He completed his teacher training at Durham Secondary SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training) in 2010. After almost four years of teaching in County Durham in the UK, he departed for pastures new and found himself working in his first international school at the Dulwich College in Suzhou, China. Michael has been living in Prague for almost four years. His hobbies and interests are mainly sport related and when not following his beloved Newcastle United he often finds himself training for or running a marathon.