Name & title at Focus Learning Academy: Michael Lang Media Arts Specialist
Years at Focus Learning Academy: 1.5 years
High School or College Alma Mater: (BA) Ohio Dominican University (MA) College of New Rochelle, NY
Hometown: Miamisburg, OH
Favorite activity to do in Columbus: I still consider myself somewhat new to Columbus, so I have not had a chance to really explore the city. I suppose sitting in traffic is a lot of fun.
Favorite quote: “ “A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members.” Mahatma Ghandi
Favorite travel destination or dream vacation and why?: I lived in New Orleans for about three years and this still remains my favorite city in the U.S. It is the most culturally and artistically diverse destination in our country. The food is also unique and superb. I lived in NY for about 4 years and it has nothing on the Big Easy.
Favorite Book of all time: The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
What inspires you?: Music and visual arts specifically, and the fine arts in general. I am also inspired by folks who are truly compassionate. Intelligence is also a big turn on.
Advice to high schoolers today: Education is the greatest gift humanity has given to itself. Please do not dismiss this great privilege that we have taken for granted. Your education is priceless and if taken seriously, will help guide you through life.