Michael Zielinski, M.Ed.

Michael graduated from Edinboro University in Pennsylvania with a K-12 Art Education Certification.  After teaching art courses in public and private high schools, Michael realized his passion for addressing the inclusion of special needs students and returned to Edinboro University for his Masters degree in Special Education with certification as a Behavioral Specialist.   Michael has taught in various alternative educational settings for at-risk students with emotional, behavioral, and physical challenges.   He is passionate in developing techniques and skills that enable each student to achieve their optimum success to insure their integration into independent living.  Michael strongly believes in emphasizing students’ abilities rather than disabilities, and has a positive and empathetic rapport with students. Michael is a Goshin Jutsu karate instructor in Burlington.  He enjoys traveling abroad, metalsmithing, hiking, camping, and canoeing.