Michael Hirsch has been serving students in Warren County for 18 years.
After graduating high school in Philadelphia PA he joined the United States Army and was deployed overseas for 6 years. While in the Army he held the rank of Sgt. and received his associate’s degree from The University of Maryland (overseas division).
He attended Penn State University as a Special Education major and received his Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Virginia Tech University. He then earned his Special Education Administration License as well as his Ed. S. degree in Education Leadership and Policy Studies from Virginia Tech University.
He has been a classroom teacher in the public schools as well as in a specialized school for students with disabilities. He has also served as a building level administrator before having the opportunity to serve at the division level.
Former WCPS Superintendent Pam McInnis had this to say about our honoree “He is a champion for children and families. He approaches his work with children who have special needs and children with behavioral challenges in the same way. His goal is to support children and by extension, their families, in making good decisions about the future. He believes that all children can achieve successes academically, socially, emotionally, and behaviorally. His work in the school system has guaranteed that “his” students have the skills necessary to be productive citizens when they finish their formal education in the public schools.”
He is involved in many community activities such as Special Olympics, The United Way, The Mental health of America, (Warren County Chapter). He is currently serving as the President of the Warren Coalition and ARC of Warren.